BMW Coupes and Sedans 1970-1988 Repair Guide

Auxiliary Cooling Fan

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



Some late model vehicles are equipped with an electric auxiliary fan to run when the air conditioning is turned on in the vehicle.

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  3. Remove the radiator. Remove the front grille.
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  5. Loosen and remove the bolts holding the air conditioning condenser. Do not disconnect the refrigerant lines.
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  7. Remove the trim panel behind the left side headlight. Disconnect the fan plug and remove the mounting nuts.
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  9. Pull back the condenser and remove the fan from above.
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To install:
  1. Install the cooling fan and tighten the nuts. Plug in the connector.
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  3. Install the trim panel behind the headlight. Install the condenser mounting bolts.
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  5. Install the radiator and the grilles.
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  7. Connect the negative battery terminal.
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  9. Fill and bleed the cooling system.
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