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The engine fans do not come on.

We have a 1999 Chevy Metro. The engine fans do not come on. We have changed the fuses and the plug. We were told it is in the wiring and we need to wire it to the ignition. How do we do that. Where is the ignition switch on a chevy metro?

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  • hisgardenofh May 30, 2009

    They come on if the wires are hooked to the battery, but then we have to undo the wires when we stop. Someone said to wire them to the Ignition switch so they go off when the key is off.

  • hisgardenofh May 30, 2009

    Your second suggestion is great...HOW do we wire the fans to the lights? Keep in mind we know nothing about fixing cars and don't want to mess the car up, but cannot afford to take it to a mechanic.



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Befor you do that check the gorunds on the fan motors. jump the fan fuse so it's always on with the key on and ground the fan to the block or frame. if the fan comes on you don't need to worry about the ignition switch

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    Ryan May 30, 2009

    that would work but it alot of trubble. how about just to a "hot" wire location. this mean somthing that always on when the ignition is on.

    a grate place are your day time running lights. there always on even when your head lights go on you'll still have power. or to the power to the fuse box and jsut ground to the body/frame.

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    Ryan May 30, 2009

    well to the lights bulbs there are wires. (only need one power wire and one gorund wire) so well work with just 1 light and 1 fan for now.

    there will be many wires going to the light (depending on how new/old the car is vs halogen vs regular ...)

    black means ground so conect blakc to black.(you can also just take the ground for the fan and use a screw to drill into the metal fram(thin metal) and then conect the wire via screw to the metal frame.)

    There might be 1 to 3(orange white and yellow are common wire colours but not always) wires for power depending on the set up. if you can cut on wire (with enough room to reatach) and with your day time running lights on. the day time lights should go off. this is your day time running lights power.

    take 2 new wires 1 from the power line you just cut and conect it to the fan. (make sure you have a strong conection or it will come appart, use lots of wire and eletrical tape in a spiral like you tape a hockey stick) and then from that power line(or ground depending on who you set up your ground) back to the other wire going to the lights.

    if you have problems with both coming on, try just useing the light for power and ground and don't atach to the frame.

    so cut power to lights

    wire power to fan

    use fan ground wire and atach to light

    it's like makeing a detoure for power with wire make sure it's all one clean path of power. don't cross lines or try to tap into another power/ground to save on wires this will only result in failure.



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