Intermittent 12V power to Flex o Lite Fan - Team Camaro Tech
Electrical & Wiring Troubleshooting electrical.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old Apr 21st, 11, 01:30 PM Thread Starter
Gold Lifetime Member
 
ZaCamaro69's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,027
Intermittent 12V power to Flex o Lite Fan

So I swapped radiators. Reusing the same elec fan that I was running. Can't get it to spin now. Called Flex-o-Lite and they swapped out the old cheapo control box, first, for a replacement of the original. That didn't work so they sent me one of the nice new electronic ones with the indicator lights, so I know the new box is good -- or at least think so.

The wiring is really simple, but I can't keep regular power to the box. I tried running a connection directly from a ignition "ON" source on the fuse box, directly to the #9 input, as directed. Even when I was getting 12V with the wire plugged into #9, the power indicator light did not come on.

Messing around, I switched the 12V IGN source over to the #8 input, which the directions say should be the AC Compressor Positive Signal. Well, I'm not running A/C right now, but that got the fan spinning when I had the ignition turned to "ON". But as soon as I killed the ignition and tried to put it back to ON, I lose power at the control box -- but I still have 12V at the #9 plug!

When I get in there with the test light and just poke around, I can get it to come back on, but I can't figure out what's triggering it. I tried touching the #8 and #9 simultaneously, but that didn't seem to work. It was only after I just stabbed around randomly that it would come back on.

Ideas?
ZaCamaro69 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old Apr 21st, 11, 02:08 PM Thread Starter
Gold Lifetime Member
 
ZaCamaro69's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,027
Re: Intermittent 12V power to Flex o Lite Fan

Well -- disregard. I got on the horn to Flex o Lite, and they determined that I have a bad probe, aka, temp sensor. They had be bridge the connection between the two prongs that the sensor plugs into, and the fan started spinning. I don't know why, but they said that means the sensor is bad. They're sending out a new one.

I would just delete this thread, but thought maybe I should leave it up in case someone else has this problem in the future.

Thanks!
ZaCamaro69 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Team Camaro Tech forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address.
NOTE we receive a lot of registrations with bad email addresses. IF you do not receive your confirmation email you will not be able to post. contact support and we will try and help.
Be sure you enter a valid email address and check your spam folder as well.



Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome