how can i disconnect my cooling fans?
i need to drive 20miles on tuesday to take my car to the garage to sort out the cooling fan problems im having.
i dont want to have the fan going for the trip incase it will burn out and i hear its better to drive with it turned off.
how can i switch this fan off?
3.2 Quattro radiator fan running constantly, even after hours!
Sounds like we're having a similar problem. Mine started today when I went into town, stopped the car and the fans kept running but it was a hot day so not worries. Went and got ticket... fans still running. Went shopping... fans still running. Went home, put in garage and fans still running after engine turned off. Couple of hours later, still running.
Tried to stop it but no idea what fuse to remove or how to get to battery. Found the battery cover but has some special bolts that I don't have a tool to remove. Don't really want to wait till tomorrow while the battery dies and the fan gets hotter and hotter... anyone have any ideas to help?
Fan decided to stop by itself
Good luck tomorrow to you too.
My fan decided to stop after about 5 hours. I called out the breakdown people after the fan was on for at least 3 hours solid. They took a little over an hour to come and of course when he arrived, the fan was silent, car started perfectly and the fan didn't come on at all.
Now this could mean the fan is now fine (yeah right!), the switch is slightly faulty, then car / battery has some kind of sensor that worked out the battery was too low and killed all power going out, (I know lots of clifford alarms have that kind of intelligence) or any one of hundred of other things. I did drive for about 20 mins with the air con turned off after the first 3 hours of the fan. Some of the posts thought the two things might be connected. When I stopped initially, the fan carried on for about 2 more hours.
I shall see how things are tomorrow and perhaps try turning the climate back on to see if that kicks the fan back into life. I will also post here anything I find out, and I'll see if I can find someone to look at it. Audi Harold Wood are the obvious choice being near to me but I shudder to think of the cost...