Question about 1996 Volkswagen Jetta
Radiator fan on 96 jetta 2.0 engine is not working which causing car to overheat where is the relay switch located
Your Fan Control Module or FMC is the long black relay located underneath your coolant bulb, It is mounted onto a bracket on the drivers side shock tower, to test your fans you can take off the temp sensor located on the drivers side tank on your radiator, jump the terminals and the fan should come on in low speed, turn your ignition to the on position and jump them and it should turn onto high speed.
The best solution is to wire the fan to a 12v switched power source on high speed.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: engine overheating
CHECK TO SEE IF THE FAN RELAY IS FUNCTIONING BY SWAPPING IT WITH ANOTHER LIKE THE WIPER RELAY IF THEY ARE THE SAME. IF THE WIPERS WORK WITH THE A/C RELAY IN IT'S PLACE, THEN TRY REPLACING THE FAN FUSE. IF NONE OF THESE METHODS MAKE THE FAN TURN ON THEN REPLACE THE COOLANT TEMP SENSOR LOCATED NEAR THE UPPER RADIATOR HOSE INLET TOWARDS THE FRONT OF THE ENGINE. HOPE THIS HELPS YOU FIND THE SOURCE OF THE PROBLEM. LET ME KNOW. GOOD LUCK AND THANKS FOR USING FIX-YA.
Posted on May 06, 2009
Check for a switch at lower part of rad. Should see a wire harness & plug on a sensor at bottom of rad. This sensor/switch also operates fan on/off according to coolant temperature. You may need to disconnect battery to get at it safely.
Posted on Jan 16, 2009
I would venture to guess that, based on past experience, that the problem is more likely to be the thermo-switch in the radiator. Find what looks like a large plug in the lower part of the radiator it will have two electrical jacks. If you test this with a meter and there is continuity when cold, there lies the problem. If not then i would suspect a fused relay (pricier to buy). You would find it located just above the fuses... Hope this helps...;-)
Posted on Apr 14, 2009
Then it's not a relay you need to check but the series resistor pack inside blower housing. This controls the speed of the fan.
Posted on Jun 11, 2010
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