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Fan will not turn off after the car is off

Fan continues to run even after the car is turned off witch leads to a dead battery

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    same problem. fan keeps going and leads to dead battery. mechanic said it was just running to lower temp but it drains battery !

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Hello, this is normal unless, it never turns off. they are a type of thermal control that when ie is above set temp. it will lower it(aprox 10-15 min. run time) my cars from the last decade all have done this. it disturbed me until i learned why.. hope this info helps

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