First of All: I Hope this Write Up will Help anyone with Electrical Problems due to bad Relays, Such as Power Windows, Air Conditioneer, HeadLamps, etc... Thanks for Reading!
You Know that when you Switch Almost Anything Electric in your any car -Like your Subie- There is a Relay Takin` the Main Job of Sending the Power to the Accesory you Switched On; the Switch that you Touch or Handle, is just a "Remote Control Signal Sender" to those Relays.
Very Long Long Time Ago, I had Problems with my White Wagon`s (a Pearl White 1985 EA82 FWD Weberized Subaru Wagon) Electric Powered Windows, and then Long time ago with the Air Conditioneer too. I Found that the Fault of Slow Workin` / Non Workin` Windows was due to a Bad Relay; Also the A/C Engaging & Working Problems.
An Easy Fix Would be to Just Change the Round Original 22 Amps Relay, But Those Relays aren`t Easy to Find, They Need the Whole 12V to engage Properly, they are Expensive, and they are just 22 Amps Rated... :-\ ...
The Best Solution of All is to Swap There a Bosch Standard Relays. I`ve Done it to the Main A/C Relay (Under the Dash) the Two Auxiliary A/C Relays (Near the Engine, under the WidShield) the Power Windows Relay, and now, the two HeadLamps Relays. I`ll Explain How To do it Here, to Help Anyone with that Situations... the Explanations Here are Useful to Swap Any Round Relay with a Bosch Standard one.
Bosch Standard Relays comes in Many Quality Brands, Not Only Bosch (I Saw Bosch`s Made in Portugal, Germany and Brazil) There are many Other Brands that Make the Bosch Standard, like Hella, Wagner, Flösser, Osram, Sylvania, Potter & Brumfield, etc... so They are Easy to Find, They are Cheaper, and Give Better / Faster Response; they just need as Little as 8 Volts to Engage, are more Reliable, and are Rated from 30 Amps to 40 Amps, so They`ll Last Longer too... ...
This is a "Potter & Blumfield" 40 Amps Relay, Made in USA, that I Swaped in, instead the Main A/C Relay Under the DashBoard:
But to Swap a Bosch Standard Relay in your Subie, You`ll Need to Cut off the Subie`s Plug and Weld there a Bosch Standard Plug. I`ll Explain How to do That Too. is Easier than you Could Imagine, but keep Readin` Carefully, and Do Not Forget to Remove one of the Subie Battery`s Plug Before Start Cutting / Welding any Wire.
Please: Be Careful to do That. The Plugs` Swap is needed to be Done just once at All for each Relay Unit; then in the Future if you Need to Change the Bosch Relay, the Plug Stays, you Just Need to Pull the Relay from it, and put there a Fresh New Relay; and That`s All!
Edited by subeman90, 22 February 2012 - 07:43 PM.