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Radiator fans fans will not stop running when motor is not runnig and motor is cool

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This is probably due to a short in the fan regulator temperature switch. I'd recommend finding it (it runs directly to the fans I believe) I know it does on the '01 beetle. However, a short will cause this as the switch bypasses the ignition and allows the fans to run whenever the switch can say to.

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