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E39 (1997 - 2003)
The BMW 5-Series (E39 chassis) was introduced in the United States as a 1997 model year car and lasted until the 2004 when the E60 chassis was released. The United States saw several variations including the 525i, 528i, 530i and 540i. -- View the E39 Wiki

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Old 03-22-2014, 12:59 PM
leandroj leandroj is offline
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condensor fan

Hey guy how can I troubleshoot the ac condensor fan it's not turning on went ac is on
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Old 03-22-2014, 01:08 PM
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What model year? There were differences over the years. Earlier cars turned the fan on as soon as the A/C was engaged. Later cars had more control of the fan.

What do you mean by "went ac is on?"
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Old 03-22-2014, 07:23 PM
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Im sure he meant to say *when as Ed has asked what yeAr and model


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Old 03-22-2014, 08:00 PM
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start by makeing sure you have a ground at the plug for the fan (most common)

then make sure you have voltage at the plug (when the car is calling for the fan to be running)

then test the fan.,
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Old 03-23-2014, 05:03 AM
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Still need the model year as the tu cars have power to the fan connector all the time.
Leandroj, when are you going to add that info to your sig?
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Old 03-23-2014, 06:29 AM
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Old 03-23-2014, 07:05 PM
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