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Old 05-25-2010, 08:57 AM   #11
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Posted via FF Mobile^^^^ Test light is the trick, don`t know why I forgot that in my post. meter will show voltage when there isn`t enough current to even light a test light. Confused the H out of me the first time I had a circuit with voltage and test light didn`t work...
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i'm havin the same issue. I guess i'm getting a test light...just any ol' test light will do? or is there specifics i should look for?
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Posted via FF MobileFancy ones are just more durable/easy to use. The only REALLY special one I have is by MAC tools - it`ll check for power OR ground! not as good for current test though as it uses LED`s.
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Old 05-25-2010, 10:06 AM   #14
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ok i'll check it out. its just frustrating considering we're coming into summer and rush hour traffic and all. i'd really like to be able to drive my SVT and enjoy it. 161000 miles on her and she'll be paid off in October. she's old enough to be going through menapause, so i guess these are hot flashes.
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alright so went out there with my test light... relays light up, 50A fuse lights up, 30A fuse no light, no light down by the fans themselves either... also doin this on a cold engine tho.
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For the circuits you are checking, I think any 12V test light should work. Dont get one for in the house (110V). Just be sure where you connect it to ground it is a good ground. If you are testing the fuses under the hood, Find some good bare metal. You should have power to the fan fuses with the ignition in the on. The relay are easy to jumper to check. The fans are easy to bypass 12V to.
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alright so went out there with my test light... relays light up, 50A fuse lights up, 30A fuse no light, no light down by the fans themselves either... also doin this on a cold engine tho.
There you go. You should have power to that fuse, even cold.Pull the 30A fuse (also called the 2nd Fan Fuse). In the holes where the fuse goes, try the tester. Try both connections, but the one closest to the front of the engine should have power. If not, you'll have to pull the fuse box out, and repair that connection. I just took it back to where it was no longer burnt, then some, and spliced in a new stand alone Maxi fuse and holder. Note that the wire supplying power to that fuse is a branch off a few fuses. So check it through and through. But, if the rest of your fuses under the hood are ok, then the branch to that fuse is proably just burnt.

This is also assuming you do this in conjunction with the resistor and plug, meaning you've taken them apart and confirmed they are not burnt!
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There you go. You should have power to that fuse, even cold.Pull the 30A fuse (also called the 2nd Fan Fuse). In the holes where the fuse goes, try the tester. Try both connections, but the one closest to the front of the engine should have power. If not, you'll have to pull the fuse box out, and repair that connection. I just took it back to where it was no longer burnt, then some, and spliced in a new stand alone Maxi fuse and holder. Note that the wire supplying power to that fuse is a branch off a few fuses. So check it through and through. But, if the rest of your fuses under the hood are ok, then the branch to that fuse is proably just burnt.

This is also assuming you do this in conjunction with the resistor and plug, meaning you've taken them apart and confirmed they are not burnt!
Yep had a bad connection going into the fuse box wasn't burnt just bad connection still replaced it tho... funny thing is to i put back in my old resistor for the fun of it and yep that still works lol. but now i have a back up. thx for the help guys.
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Posted via FF MobileYou`re welcome from all I`m sure... Glad you found someone with almost your exact problem, check this, check that carries more weight from one who`s fixed your problem! (grin)
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which are the fuses and resistors for the fans so i can check too?
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