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Old 10-31-2013, 07:50 AM   #1
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Electric cooling fan issues.

Yesterday my cooling fan wouldn't turn of. I have a 2001 325I a great car but, yesterday my fan drained the battery. Could the fan be bad or just a relay. Thanks

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Old 11-01-2013, 12:40 PM   #2
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You've posted in the wrong section. Try General E46, DIY or the appropriate regional section. Could possibly be the final stage resistor gone bad. Good luck!
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Old 11-02-2013, 01:33 AM   #3
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Electric cooling fan issues.

The same thing is happening to be.


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Old 11-02-2013, 01:34 AM   #4
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Electric cooling fan issues.

I think it's the ac module from what I read.


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Old 11-12-2013, 05:29 PM   #5
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Thumbs Up Electric fan on!!

In my case, the fan stay on and it drained the battery.
for what I read is the VR (RELAY) that it is integrated with the fan as a unit.
I have a manual so I am not sure if iti s the same issue for automatics.
You need to buy a new electric fan.

IMPORTANT NOTE: I don't know if you care but buy the cheapest fan if you can..
Bought a BEHR and pay $270 (level: MADE IN CHINA) from BMAPARTS
the warranty is for 1 yr only.

I saw in ebay one "hella" for $134 plus 2 yrs warranty.

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Old 11-12-2013, 05:32 PM   #6
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Re: Electric cooling fan issues.

Thanks. I have a manual also. But that looks like what I'll have to do.

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Old 11-12-2013, 08:24 PM   #7
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Electric cooling fan issues.

Mine is manual. I had the same problem you can take out your ac module and sent it to some shop of like 150.
Just take out your blower fuse and your batterie won't die.


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