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The cooling fan kicks on and doesn't go off until it runs the battery down also the interior light blink on and off when no one is in the or around the car and the horn stopped working on my 2002 VW Bug Diesel TDI

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  • Joe Blow May 11, 2010

    The fan problem is either the Fan Control Relay or the Fan Temperature Switch. You can disconnect the negative battery terminal overnight to keep the battery from dying until you get if fixed...

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Check the fan relay

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