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Both cooling fans wont turn on when started, the engine gets really hot, but still runs. the check engine light is on because of this. also behind the passenger headlight is a wire thing.... its purple with a light blue stripe.

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Cooling fans are controlled by
1.) engine coolant temperature sensor..
2.) brain box
3.) fuse...

  • check the fuse in the fuse box under the hood to see if its blown..
  • connect a wire from the positive battery terminal and connect it directly to the fan,, use another from a bolt on the cars body to the negative.. this will power the fan,, if the fan works then you need to change the temperature sensor..you can use the wires to run the vehicle without overheating but remember to disconnect them when parking the car..
if it was the cars computer you will be having other issues..

so its 1.) the fans
2.) the sensor
3.) the fuse..

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