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I drive a 2001 Honda Civic EX. One night I was driving my friend home and I notice my car overheating and it was heating up considerably quick. So I let off the gas and it eventually cooled back down, I had to try and coast till I got to my friend's house, the temperature gauge was going up down constantly as I was accelerating and deaccelerating. I eventually made it home doing the same thing all the way home. I thought it might be the thermostat, so I changed it, then I took the cap off the radiator and turn the car on to see if the water pump was pumping the coolant through the radiator and it was, but before i checked the relays and they all were working, then I noticed the fan wasn't running, I wired jumper cables to it to check it and the fan is still good, so then I thought it might be the connector, but I don't know how to test that, my brother seems to think its a main relay somewhere because none of the knobs or buttons for air conditioning/heat are working but everything else does. Overall this car is really confusing us, can you help?

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Check the cooling fan fuse first. if ok look for a coolant fan switch on the bottom of the radiator! Honda used to use one in line for the fan,to cycle off and on.It cycles the fan at certain temperatures,while driving or setting in traffic. You may be able to jump the plug terminals to run the fan, there will be no cycling,just running steady.

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