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Old 09-19-2006, 05:02 PM   #1
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Angry electric fan won't stop! dead batterys suck!

So I took my 95 318 convertible to the store and went in. I heard the fan going but I knew it would stop. Well it didn't. An hour later, the fan was still going and my battery was dead. I got a jump and brought her home. The fan ran for a while, I went inside-back out, and the fan was off. I don't know what the deal is. I don't know if it's just a loose connection or what. I've had the car since July and this is the first time it's happened. Any Ideas???? HELP!!!!!!!!
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Old 09-19-2006, 07:05 PM   #2
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Thermostat switch may need to be replaced
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Old 09-19-2006, 09:40 PM   #3
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luckily your fan was working...mine stopped and the car overheated.

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Old 09-20-2006, 10:33 AM   #4
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Well, i had a problem were my car was over heating but it was cause the fan wasnt spinning. The clutch fan was broke and it wasnt engaging so it would overheat.
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Old 09-21-2006, 12:09 AM   #5
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Thanks I'll check into the thermostat switch.... oh and I had no idea where the battery was! I was baffled. I've owned mostly jap (toyota and nissan) I didn't know the battery on bimmers wasn't in the engine compartment. I think it's underneath the passenger side dash. Is that right?
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Old 09-21-2006, 12:12 AM   #6
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its in the trunk. Should be in the passenger side of the trunk .
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Old 01-05-2007, 04:10 AM   #7
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Hiya guys.. I'm having problems with my electric fan as well; it does'nt turn of after driving. So, after reading this thread I would like to know where the Thermostat switch is located (on the side of the radiator?).

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