Replace the 1997-2000 Honda CR-V Main Relay
The Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI) primary relay in Honda CR-Vs manufactured between 1997 and 2000 is situated on the passenger’s side behind the dashboard and glove box. This relay truly accommodates two relays within it–one that controls the power to the fuel injectors and a second relay that powers the gasoline pump.
Replace the Honda CR-V Main Relay Instructions
1. Take heed to the noises your Honda CR-V makes. If you can’t hear the PGM-FI primary relay clicking when you try to start up your vehicle, then your problem probably stems from the primary relay.
2. Disconnect the battery before engaged on any a part of your Honda CR-V’s electrical system. Electrical surges not only can damage surrounding components, wires and systems and melt close by plastic, but they also could cause critical shock or burns.
3. Remove the glove box and passenger’s dashboard lower cover. Pull on the best and left glove box stops that preserve the box from falling all the way out of the dashboard, take away the bolts after which gently slide the box out of the dash. Remove the screws that hold the lower cowl in place and push the top and bottom tabs to unclick the panel from the side.
4. Find the primary relay toward the back of the dash and push aside or disconnect any wires, devices or different relays that block the primary relay from view. Keep in mind to note or diagram the original connections for future reference on a piece of paper.
5. Unbolt any bolts that will hold the Honda CR-V’s PGM-FI main relay in place and pull it gently from the relay socket with out tugging on any wires.
6. Replace the PGM-FI main relay, reconnect any disconnected units, wiring and the battery. Check the ignition. If Honda CRV starts, reverse the order of Step three to place the glove box and dashboard cowl back together.