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Ok, I clicked "Quick Reply".. So is two years later still Quick? Just wanted to jump in here & say I just did this mod myself last Friday..I had searched here for air conditioning blowing cold as long as I was moving, but warm sitting still or very slow traffic. Ran across these posts. Glad I found it.. After lowering the bottom splash pan & finding the electrical connection on the fan (glad I've got small hands) I disconnected the plug. Put a meter on the plug, started the car & turned on the AC - Meter read just about 14 Volts. Also put a simple test lamp into the plug & I could turn it on & off by turning the AC on & off. Then I put 12 volts from my motorcycle battery to the fan and... nothing. Called my local O'Reilly's, they said they had it in stock. It was sitting on the desk when I got there... I Watched the video on removing the front clip... quick trip to the local Ace Hardware for some brackets .. two hours later, the fan was installed. I used two 1/4 inch male spade connectors direct to the stock wiring & taped it up well.
The hardest parts were getting my hand up to the plug & pulling it out and actually fitting the fan in between the front bumper & the radiator.. 40 minutes or so to put the front clip back on and then an 80 mile round trip test drive.. Car is much happier now. AC works & the compressor no longer shuts off & on in crawl & stop traffic.. Thanx for posting this. Saved me a bunch of grief, not to mention money... BTW - '09 Passion within 450 miles of turning 100 K on the odometer... Oh. Next purchase > Scan Gauge. Thanx again.
Last edited by greybeard; 07-08-2014 at 09:52 AM.