Elvis 530, thank you for saving me hundreds....hopefully. I went to my local mechanic and they quoted a ridiculous price saying that it was something difficult to get to. They even mentioned that they'd be replacing the fan motor. I just ordered the resistor from Autohaus so I'll keep you posted with the results following the replacement. Hopefully the motor isn't the problem.
Also, would this problem cause a parasitic draw from the battery? I had to have my 530 jump started on Sat. night, replaced the battery on Sun. only to find that the brand new Duralast 49DL was dead Tues. morning. I've got the car at the shop now and they're searching for what's causing the draw. I believe he stated that there were nearly 5 amps of draw. I took it in yesterday afternoon and they're still searching. I'm out roughly $500 for the investigation work and am wondering if any of you may have experienced something similar.
Help ASAP. Thanks.