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Old 06-24-2013, 01:54 PM
blairbarksdale blairbarksdale is offline
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auxiliary fan issues

Hello All, can anyone help me with ideas as to possible issues as to why my 2004 x5 air conditioning fan won't come on but a/c works well when car is running ... thanks
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Old 06-25-2013, 10:12 AM
ranger2k ranger2k is offline
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Your wording is a bit confusing, BUT I think you are saying that your AC works well as you are driving BUT it does not run well when the car is stopped and the AC is still on....correct? There are several articles in the forum on this issue all pointing to the aux fan that is on the FRONT of the condenser.

With the car stopped and the AC on, look at the front of the vehicle through the grill, the fan should be spinning. If it is not, then that would be the place to start. It could be a fan issue, you could have a blown fuse (in the glove box fuse panel) or there could be sensor issues that help drive the fan.

Again, do a forum search, there are many articles on fan replacement, etc.

Good luck.
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Old 06-26-2013, 05:23 AM
blairbarksdale blairbarksdale is offline
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Thank you ranger2k

Hello, and thank you. Sorry info was confusing but you nailed it. I will have my mechanic check out the fuse as well as the sensor. Thanks again and have a good one !
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Old 06-29-2013, 07:54 PM
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If the 50 amp fuse is blown more then likely the fan is shorting out the fuse. Time to replace the fan. If you are not a DIYer be prepare to spend some big bucks to have the fan replace. OEM fan is between $500 and a $1000 and it's about a 4 hour job to replace the fan, since the front bumper cover and front bumper needs to be removed
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