View Full Version : AC condensor fan not turning on

08-29-2007, 08:59 AM
I'm having an issue with my condensor fan not turning on. The compressor kicks on but when at a stop light or its very hot out it just blows hot air. Is there a relay or fuse that can go back on the fan? Where can I locate these? I looked at a fusing listing but I didn't find it. I know ewok is the master of AC units

08-29-2007, 10:17 AM
I had found this in a post a few days ago:

191 959 481C sounds like the part you would need... It is the coolant
fan switch as I stated before... Don't quote me on this... I am not
trying to spend your money for you, but it all kinda makse sense...
Another thing I guess you can do to test this is to jump the wires at
the switch connection... Here is how to do that....

Turn the key to the ON position but do not start! Make sure your car
is in gear or in park and the ebrake fully engaged...

Jack up the drivers side and please use a jack stand... I have had a
buddy of mine die from his head being crushed under his car just
because he was going to be under there for "Just a second."

On the driver side you have an upper and lower radiator hose... On the
lower hose about 4 inches away from the radiator should be an
electrical connector going to your fan control switch... Remove the
connector from the switch and bring it down to where you have enough
room to make a jump or two... Should have three pins in there...

On the electical connector, pin 3 is your ground and 1 and 2 are your
low and high respectivly... Jump from pin 3 to 1. Does the fan come
on? What about pin 3 to 2? Should come in with a high speed... Let me
know what you find... If it works here, then it should definatly be
your switch... We have tried everything else... Don't forget too that
this fan only comes on with the A/C (which isn't turning on by the way
so the fan will not kick on until you resolve that.) AND it also comes
on when you reach high coolant temps... I think the low speed kicks in
around 85-95 degrees C and the high kicks in at 90-100 range...

I have the same problem - I have not tried this yet, however.

08-29-2007, 11:02 AM
that quote was for me - I have a problem with my whole a/c system not working though - i did the test and I replaced the sensor - It did not make my fan start working. not saying this isn't your problem, but it wasn't mine

08-29-2007, 11:27 AM
There are also two relays under the dash that could be bad, one is for low speed and one for high speed. I'll check the location and numbers tonight for you.

08-29-2007, 11:36 AM
the two relays he is talking about are located in the 8 way relay carrier under the driver side knee bolster. They are in position's #2 and #3 on the top row and have the #'s 213 and 214 on them. There is also a 5amp fuse you can check that is located on the bottom of the area - its the lowest thing under the dash -

08-29-2007, 12:42 PM
^^ Exactly...thanks akielb!

08-30-2007, 08:33 AM
Thanks for the help. It turned out to be a 40 amp fuse next to the 5 amp fuse. Now I can sit in traffic and not bake.

08-30-2007, 08:55 AM
cool - glad you found it - maybe I'll just have to replace all my fuses for the hell of it and see if thats the problem [:)]

11-06-2010, 09:41 AM
^ Really? a 3 year old thread brought up even after it clearly states in the thread he found the problem.