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How To Wire Electric Cooling Fans

Wiring electric cooling fans is almost a must for a VR6 turbo build. Not only will it move more air, but it cleans up the engine bay. In the last cooling fan video we learned the theory behind wiring cooling fans. I walked you through the wiring diagram to understand how I made my cooling fans work.

Today we are looking at how to wire the fans to make them work. You can use several methods to make these wiring connections. If you would rather solider, then solider on. I typically use the crimp connection method as it is the factory recommended process for making wiring repairs. When done properly, it is a very strong way to make wiring connections.

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The Easiest Way To PROPERLY Wire Electric Cooling Fans

 

The Easiest Way To PROPERLY Wire Cooling FansWiring a cooling fan in a car seems pretty scary. I spent tons of time searching the web to find how other folks did it. This search turned up a lot of bad wiring jobs, and bad ways to wire fans. I thought it was best to dive right into the wiring diagram and figure out how to make it work WITH the OEM fan module. After drawing out 10+ different ways to wire the fans, I found the easiest way to make it work. No need for aftermarket controllers, or to have the fans on all the time.

This is how to wire two electric cooling fans on a MK3 VR6 GTI.

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It is finally here! The audio only version of the Humble Mechanic Podcast. So many of you wanted to listen on the go, in the car, working out, and now you can. While I wait for iTunes, Google approval you can listen to the show here on the blog. Once those approvals come, you will be able to subscribe and download the audio podcasts from your favorite place.

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This is the first in a series of DIY’s for the Salvage yard. I teamed up with the folks at Pull A Part used auto parts to help teach how to maximize time at the salvage yard. Today I will show you how to pull an electric cooling fan from a Volkswagen. The vehicle we are using for this diy is a MK4 Jetta. Cooling fan failures on a MK4 is somewhat common. This is a pretty easy DIY that only requires basic hand tools.

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Join me today as I show:

  • Where the MK4 cooling fan is located
  • What tools are required to remove the fan
  • The easy way to remove the MK4 fan
  • This can apply to the small fan too
  • More salvage yard DIYs
  • and more


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For more salvage yard DIYs, be sure to check out the Salvage Yard DIY’s playlist. As always I love to hear your thoughts. Please post them in the comments section below.Also if you have an idea for a show you can email me, or use the contact me form!

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