Thread resurrection, need some guidance people.
My rad used to work fine, only kicked in whilst sitting in traffic at 106 deg, and then one day stopped working, thought something may have been stuck or something, so had a bit of a poke around with metal hanger through the front grill, and had invested in a scangauge by then. Managed to manually kick it off. Started working again.
Happened again, and then had the rad fan changed, and also had an override switch put in. Worked ok for a few months, and then stopped working again (via 106+ temp, scangauge or via override switch).
Clam is off now, so I have a chance to replace fan. My question...is there a way to completely bypass the current wiring, and connect it to manual operation only. I would prefer to be able to control it when I see temps climbing above 106 for peace of mind. I'm thinking there could be an issue with the wiring and causing fan to fail. Had checked fuses and relays and all seemed to be fine.
any suggestions, car has been off road since December, and have a new battery on its way so should be able to start up the car and check to see what can be done. If I can just have a switch inside the cabin allowing me to turn on the fan which bypasses the current wiring I can get the front clam back on and get the VX back on the road!