Looking for a source for R201.210 headlight relay

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aclark79
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Looking for a source for R201.210 headlight relay

Post by aclark79 » Sat Nov 21, 2015 8:25 pm

So, does anyone have a good source for the R201.210 24v 150a relay for the C303's? I'm searching high and low and haven't found any good sources other than Ali Baba in China.

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Re: Looking for a source for R201.210 headlight relay

Post by one2many » Sun Nov 22, 2015 10:03 am

Tantaka has them and it's cheap

http://www.tatanka.nu/ljusrela/216-0

358 Swedish krona is about $41.07 USD

I did a quick search and couldn't see much else either although I'm sure there are alternative sources if one was to persist. This reminds me about a Bosch alternative for the SEV Marchal voltage regulator I found part no.0192033004, the original SEV Marchal unit is no longer available. Its the same as Tantaka sell and it is listed as a replacement when the SEV Marchal pt no. is google searched. I will put the info and seller in a relative thread.
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Re: Looking for a source for R201.210 headlight relay

Post by aclark79 » Sun Nov 22, 2015 7:24 pm

I think I'm going to need to buy the part from Tantaka and just pay the associated shipping. I'll get more than one though! I can't find it anywhere else either.

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Re: Looking for a source for R201.210 headlight relay

Post by one2many » Mon Nov 23, 2015 5:52 am

Unfortunately paying for shipping is just a of part of owning these vehicles, I usually buy a selection of other "consumable" type parts that I wouldn't get locally to justify the shipping costs....CV boots are a handy spare to have lying around but I see you've just done them.

Do you have any idea why the HL relay would need to be 150amp, seems pretty high.
1985 pinzgauer 712K factory 2.7lt civilian (RHD, 4 door K)
1979 Volvo tgb 1314a (under construction to om606 diesel/722.6 trans. Dual cab/tray)

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Re: Looking for a source for R201.210 headlight relay

Post by aclark79 » Mon Nov 23, 2015 6:35 am

No clue, but the relay does the headlights, low and high as well as the hazard flashers and all the running lights... so maybe the combination of all that together?

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Re: Looking for a source for R201.210 headlight relay

Post by Jimm391730 » Mon Nov 23, 2015 10:59 pm

any idea why the HL relay would need to be 150amp, seems pretty high.
Since watts equals volts times amps, you can add up all the bulb wattages and divide by the voltage to get the amps. However, the problem with incandescent bulbs is that they draw 5 to 10 times the normal current as they warm up in the first fraction of a second (us old guys remember when light bulbs always failed when you turned on the switch, they failed because of the high starting current). So someone may have over-spec'd the relay - most are capable of the starting current surge without being heavier than the rated bulb running current.
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Re: Looking for a source for R201.210 headlight relay

Post by one2many » Mon Nov 23, 2015 11:28 pm

Thanks jimm, very well explained. Makes feel a bit easier if I ever need to wire it up through convential relays, should the original relay ever become unavailable.
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