The automatic shut down (ASD) relay turns off voltage to the primary coil on the distributor, power to the fuel injectors and turns the fuel pump off when you turn off your Chrysler Sebring so that it doesn't sputter. The ASD relay is located in different places, depending on your model-year Chrysler, including in the power module. The ASD relay cannot be reset -- it, or the power module, must be replaced.
Things You'll Need
- Set of wrenches
- Set of sockets
- Needle-nose pliers
ASD Relay in the Power Module
Disconnect the negative battery cable with the appropriate wrench. Set it aside, ensuring that it does not touch metal.
Locate the ASD relay for your vehicle's model-year. Check your owner's manual for the location. If your owner's manual does not specify where it is, contact the dealership --- they will be able to tell you if it is located in the power module or if it's a single relay, which may be on the firewall or in the relay box.
Unplug the wiring harness connector on the power module, which is usually located near the front of the vehicle on the driver's side. Use your fingers to manipulate the tangs on the plugs. Some vehicles may have a screw holding the plugs, in addition to the tangs. Remove the screw with a screwdriver, then pull the tangs apart and pull the connector off of the power module.
Unbolt the power module from its bracket with the appropriate socket and remove it from the vehicle.
Install the new power module and tighten the retaining bolts firmly. Do not over-tighten them to avoid cracking the plastic housing. Plug in the wiring harness connector. If it has an additional screw, tighten the screw snugly. Do not over-tighten the screw to avoid damaging the pins in the connector. Start the vehicle to ensure the module and relay are working properly. Reattach the negative battery cable.
ASD Relay Separate From Power Module
Locate the ASD relay. Pull it out of its socket with your fingers. If you cannot pull it out with your fingers, use a pair of needle-nose pliers.
Plug the new ASD relay into its socket.
Start the vehicle to ensure the relay works properly.
Tips & Warnings
- If you are replacing a relay that is not inside the power module, there is no need to remove the negative battery cable.