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#477425 - 17/10/17 11:38 AM Fan Switch
Craig Jezzard69 Offline
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Whilst installing a K&N filter on my 2016 4/4 Saturday, I noticed that the live cable to the fan switch has worn through to the bare wire, it had been rubbing against a bracket next to the air filter box.

I have managed to wrap insulation tape round it as a temporary measure. I believe this cable cannot be replaced as the fan switch Is a sealed unit? should this be covered and replaced under the manufactures warranty? or further still should it be a recall as it could be dangerous ?

My local mechanic said he can replace the cable and heat shield it.
I have emailed the dealer on the weekend, but still waiting a reply......

Any advice on this would be appreciated

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#477426 - 17/10/17 11:53 AM Re: Fan Switch [Re: Craig Jezzard69]
+8Rich Offline

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Well spotted Craig.

I'd be inclined to put a Butt Connector in there and tie wrap the cable so it doesn't chafe again.

https://www.maplin.co.uk/p/maplin-insulated-crimp-terminal-butt-splice-blue-jh80b

There is a tool for these but if you are careful you can crimp them with pliers if you are unfamiliar with them do a trial first maybe. I would think the Blue one is probably the size to chose from the pack.
If you have a local agricultural supplies shop most stock these or any auto supplies store.


Edited by +8Rich (17/10/17 12:10 PM)
Edit Reason: X Red to Blue
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#477453 - 17/10/17 03:20 PM Re: Fan Switch [Re: Craig Jezzard69]
Craig Jezzard69 Offline
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Thanks Richard, looks like I will have to give this ago.....
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#477506 - 17/10/17 08:35 PM Re: Fan Switch [Re: Craig Jezzard69]
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Hi,
On my 4/4 Sport Morgan 2009 I got rid of the air filter box and installed an open air filter system K&N nr 57-0686 (Ford Focus II 1.6 L VCT, 113 BHP 09/2004-2010).
Easy installation, simple filter maintenance and no problems of chafing cables; also nice sound improvement.
D'Herde Bart

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#477521 - 17/10/17 10:20 PM Re: Fan Switch [Re: Craig Jezzard69]
Andy Offline

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If you think its a potential warrenty/recall issue then take it back to the supplying dealer. People on here will always have an opinion but only the dealer is in a position to give a truly informed opinion.

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#477533 - 18/10/17 06:05 AM Re: Fan Switch [Re: Craig Jezzard69]
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As Andy has already advised; start with you dealer and ask them to raise it as a warranty claim with MMC.
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#477535 - 18/10/17 07:06 AM Re: Fan Switch [Re: Craig Jezzard69]
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If it were mine I'd solder in a new piece of wire and heat shrink wrap it. I'd also put something along the sharp edge, a bit of split tube etc. Connectors can fail and let water in, the less the better.

If your local guy has already said he can do it why not let him? Probably cheaper than your fuel and easier than faffing about with the dealer.
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#477539 - 18/10/17 08:08 AM Re: Fan Switch [Re: Craig Jezzard69]
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I agree with Steve. If you are modifying your car yourself by putting non-standard air filters on then I wouldn't be too expectant of getting much dealer support under the warranty.

It's a simple problem with a simple fix. Get your local man to sort it out.
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#477597 - 18/10/17 02:14 PM Re: Fan Switch [Re: SteveT]
Craig Jezzard69 Offline
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Originally Posted By SteveT
If it were mine I'd solder in a new piece of wire and heat shrink wrap it. I'd also put something along the sharp edge, a bit of split tube etc. Connectors can fail and let water in, the less the better.

If your local guy has already said he can do it why not let him? Probably cheaper than your fuel and easier than faffing about with the dealer.


Agree Steve, that's my plan

Thanks again for all the advice on TM
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#477601 - 18/10/17 02:32 PM Re: Fan Switch [Re: Hamwich]
Craig Jezzard69 Offline
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Originally Posted By Hamwich
I agree with Steve. If you are modifying your car yourself by putting non-standard air filters on then I wouldn't be too expectant of getting much dealer support under the warranty.

It's a simple problem with a simple fix. Get your local man to sort it out.


If you zoom into the K&N sticker on the image, it says "The use of a K&N air filter will not void your vehicle's warranty"

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