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Old 05-17-2012, 03:59 AM   #1
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Default 96 sl2 ac deleted, how do i use ac button as a manual fan switch

Deleted my ac, I got a shorter belt. I have a 96 sl2. How do I now use my ac button as a manual radiator fan switch? Been looking everywhere but can't really find my answer. Any direction would be appreciated!
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Default Re: 96 sl2 ac deleted, how do i use ac button as a manual fan switch

Locate the pressure switch by the battery, disconnect the two-wire connector and insert a wire jumper across the female connector, and voila(!) - a manual fan switch. Its presumed the compressor power wire is disconnected in order to make this manual fan switch work. Now you can use the a/c button as the manual fan switch. Just remember that the fan stays running with the a/c button pressed ON - turning off the ignition switch will turn off the fan but when the ignition switch is turned ON then the fan will run again because you forgot to turn the fan off. You have a manual fan switch.
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Sweet, gonna get my hands dirty and take a look tomorrow or Saturday. When you say put a jumper accross the female connector. Are you saying to use a wire to connect one of the female adapter wires to the other?
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The pressure switch attached to the high pressure refrigerant line is used to detect high and low pressure in the a/c system. When too high or too low, this switch opens and tells the pcm to disable compressor power. With the a/c removed or at least the power wire disconnected from the compressor, wiring a jumper across this pressure switch connector will allow using the a/c button to turn on the cooling fan at any time while the ignition switch is turned ON. Simply disconnect the wiring connector from this pressure switch; pull the two-wire connector off the pressure switch and you'll see a female connector - use a small wire to connect the two female sockets - this tells the pcm the fan can be turned on using the a/c button. A paper clip or small gauge wire will do. When done correctly and the fan runs with switching the a/c button ON/OFF, tape this connector connection securely so the wire won't become disconnected.
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Old 05-19-2012, 01:21 AM   #5
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ok I gotcha, very well written too i might add. Thank you
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Default Re: 96 sl2 ac deleted, how do i use ac button as a manual fan switch

Is there a picture guide to this anywhere?
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Default Re: 96 sl2 ac deleted, how do i use ac button as a manual fan switch

There may be. Search for richpin videos. He may not have this video as bypassing the a/c system but should have one for testing the compressor. All you're looking for, whether with a video or not, is the a/c pressure switch near the battery that's 'T'd into the high pressure side of the a/c plumbing. Disconnect the two-wire connector and insert a short wire between the two female terminals of the connector, not the switch on the high pressure line. And remember to disconnect the compressor power wire - you do not want the compressor powered up at any time especially if the a/c doesn't work any more.
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Default Re: 96 sl2 ac deleted, how do i use ac button as a manual fan switch

YouTube search for "A/C Troubleshooting(part 1)of 2" at about 3:30 into it.
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The connector is the part that you pull off of the switch, and the switch is attached to the car, correct?
And how do I disconnect the compressor power cable?

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On the compressor is either a single or double wire connector. Disconnect it - no more compressor power.
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