2002 Volkswagen GTI Radiator Fan

Tiny
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Engine Cooling problem
2002 Volkswagen GTI 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Manual

My radiator fan is not turning on in my 2002 Volkswagen GTI. I'm thinking its the cooling fan thermo switch. Is that right? If so, how do I replace it?
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Monday, November 1st, 2010 AT 10:34 AM

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Tiny
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First you will want to check fuses and relay.
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Monday, November 1st, 2010 AT 7:01 PM
Tiny
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I checked those already and everything was good. The fuses and the relay check out.
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Monday, November 1st, 2010 AT 9:56 PM
Tiny
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Okay, do you have the manual or auto A/C system so I can look at the correct wiring diagram of the cooling fan.
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Monday, November 1st, 2010 AT 10:08 PM
Tiny
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Yes I do. I have the Hanes manual with the diagrams do I email it to you or how does that work?
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Saturday, November 6th, 2010 AT 12:58 PM
Tiny
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No sorry I worded that wrong. I have the information already, I just needed to know if it was auto or manual A/C system. So you have the automatic a/c system?
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Saturday, November 6th, 2010 AT 2:35 PM
Tiny
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Yes it is the manual ac system. And I found that it is the wire that goes from the fuse box to the fan. Can I hook up the new wire from the battery directly to the fan and bypass the motor and relay? Or do I need to hook it up from the fuse box?
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Monday, November 8th, 2010 AT 12:08 AM
Tiny
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You will want to replace it in the same place, otherwise you will have to wire up a fused toggle switch and manually turn on/off the fan which is not the best of ideas because an overcooled engine is nearly as bad as an overhetaed engine.
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Monday, November 8th, 2010 AT 12:10 AM

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