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Cooling Fans electrical connector melted. Is it available?

The electrical connector from the harness to the driver's side fan is melted and the fan does not work but the fan is good. Is the connector available as an after market part or only dealer? If so it may be easier to direct wire this fan to run whenever the engine runs.

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You can get one off of a used car but your still going to have to cut the wires. I would just directly connect it and eliminate the plug altogether just make sure you don't mix the wires up and you shrink wrap or use black electrical tape to re-insulate the wires and keep them from shorting out. If it burned up or melted this would be a good time to reroute the wires to a different location so this will no longer be a problem. It should work fine and give you no problems if the fans are still good as you say I hope this helps please don't forget to rate

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+Hi ,I am Ron .This is a trickie sittuation,if you wire direct,your charging system will suffer the car will not burn lean but rich and will use more fuel,needs to run at normal temp,conditions,The fan is no doubt bad,it may work ,but it is pulling to many amps,That is why the plug melted.There is a cooling fan relay,or module that needs to be replaced(most likley near the radiator if it is a cooling fan module,,relay could be anyware.Look in the relay box.Also replace the fan,new would be best,but dodge likes to sell it in a fan assembly ,so used is good but make sure they are good(will hae two fans likely).Now when this is all done,make sure it does`nt overheat,and fans come on,and go off.The fans go off is just as important as if they come on,this tells you that the engine temp is coming down.220 to 232 is the normal for off and on.If they donn`t come on before ,let`s say 227 then rplace the coolant sensor.Also while testing this do not turn on ac,cause this makes fans run all the time.If the fans come on,but they won`t go off by themselves,change thermastat,and be sure to bleed all the air out of cooling system.then you will get results,if I can help

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