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Old January 1st, 2020, 03:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Help installing electric fan controller

Hey guys, I need help installing a fan controller on my 2008 Eclipse GT. Has anyone ever done this? If so, what do I need to do this job? Do I have to cut wires from my radiator fan?
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Old January 1st, 2020, 08:02 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Yeah, you can cut the wiring and run your own from your fan controller.

I did that on my crown victoria when the factory rad fan control module failed. It's about a 20 minute job.

If you're doing this because you want to be able to cool the car after it's off, installing an electric coolant pump would be an asset
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Yeah, you can cut the wiring and run your own from your fan controller.

I did that on my crown victoria when the factory rad fan control module failed. It's about a 20 minute job.

If you're doing this because you want to be able to cool the car after it's off, installing an electric coolant pump would be an asset
I don't even know where to start. Do you have a guide on how to do it? And what tools would I need for the job? It has instructions but I don't have a clue as to which wires I have to cut and connect together.

I'm doing it because the fans don't come on till 208 degrees F. I would like to lower it to at least 200 or 196.
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Are your oil temperatures going too high?

As for finding out which wire to supply power to, you could unplug the rad fan when you know it should come on, and test for power with a multimeter. I'd suggest doing this to the AC side fan, and leaving the other one factory still. It moves a good amount of air still, but will leave the other as a backup if your controller fails.


Tools needed: Wire cutters/strippers, and a soldering iron or butt splices. Parts: Wire, solder or butt splices, shrink tubing or electrical tape, your controller or even just a toggle switch (a $3 toggle switch and wire works fine if you're going for full manual control as I did).


If my car weren't 1.5 hours away in storage I'd be able to help a lot more, but maybe you can find your answer in the tearstone service manual
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Thanks for the reply, but I contacted my friend and he said he'll do it for me. He's done this type of job before. I really appreciate your response though. And no, my temps are okay. It's just the fans come on at 208. I would like for the fans to come on at 196 or lower, and re-route a switch into my dashboard like your setup. My friend will be able to help me out with it.
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