Very easy. Remove the micro filter on passenger side in the engine compartment. Now remove the bottom tray that the micro filter sat in. The L and R trays overlap in the middle and you have 1 plastic nut there to rotate 90 degrees. That one nut is under a plastic cover you must slide off. I think there are (4) 13mm plastic nut heads that rotate 90 degrees to get the tray out. Just like the one on the micro filter cover. One metal screw with a torx head in the front. Now you will see a relay box that takes a #5 allen wrench. Remove the 5 screws and near the firewall you will see a white plastic tab that you must slide to the unlocked position. Pull the cover off and you will now see the realys. The black one closest to the firewall is the smg hyd relay. There is a plastic ridge on top of the relay. Grab that with plyers and pull straight up. PAY ATTENTION to the orientation of the metal prongs on the relay when you pull it out. This way you know which way to align the new one when you push it in. You can't get down there to see it if you don't do this. Towards the fender is a salmon colored relay. That's the smg oil pump relay. That's it. Put everything back in reverse order.
Yes. If its the relay you won't hear your pump priming at all or as often as it should.When these relays start to burn/get tired, will it throw a transmission error code ?? I got the big red cog error this last weekend after the car had been sitting a few hours.... Clutch is having a hard time engaging.... waits till about 3000, then WOW.....Hoping it's just a relay or sensor....... Jon
Missed this statement a while back Bill, but very true and even likely. If relay contacts have high resistance, they drop some voltage across them and less is available for the pump motor. The motor will draw the power it needs, so if supply voltage goes down, current goes up. More current through the brushes means faster wear.Agreed. One theory I read somewhere was if the relay starts to go bad, then maybe it's not supplying 100% power to the smg hyd pump and they too burn out. I don't know but for 10.00 I'm keeping it fresh.