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Old 08-24-2006
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flex-a-lite e-fan install help (wiring)

i need pics and how you installed your flex-a-lite, if you have one

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what is a flex-a-lite???
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I would say an electric fan
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sorry i guess forgot to put that it is a flex-a-lite e-fan in there. whoops!
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Did it not come with push through the radiator retainers? What do the instructions say? You are trying to mount it to the radiator or wire it up right now?
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instructions are for putting in the retainers and whatnot but they only have "blue to negative; black to positive". but they gave me a whole bunch of wires that i am not goes where and i dont really trust myself enough to wire it.
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I have a flex-a-lite black magic fan on my ranger and have the instructions right here, what info are you looking for?
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wiring. mostly which wires go where and not the blue goes positive and black goes negative that they have in the instructions
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Which model do you have, does it come with the controller?

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battery + the B terminal on your control module with inline fuse holder, negative battery terminal to the G terminal on control module. connect the + terminal on the module to a 12 volt power source( I spliced mine in with the battery + lead to the B terminal because I wanted a constant power) You may prefer a key-hot power supply for the + terminal. From the C terminal, run a wire to the positive wire that turns the a/c compressor on. All of this info should be available with the instructions that came with your fan. I made aluminum brackets to mount the fan and re-locate my power steering bottle.
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Which model do you have, does it come with the controller?

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s-blade 398. what does the controller look like?
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This might help? I don't know

http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2384970/3
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a little. geuss i need a controller and a temp sensor.
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not sure what your came with, but the 31147 kit in your link looks close to what came with mine. mine has a black case around everything though.
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heres all that it came with besides the fan itself
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unless your planning on running a switch to manual turn the fan on/off, your need there temp sensor/controller kit. They have many options, I would call flex-a-lite and ask what your best option would be. They offer a controller that is covered with a plastic box, I don't know the part number, but it comes with the flx-180, I believe that is the part you need to make your install right.
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Sorry I don't have a pic of the controller not installed but heres a pic of it installed. Its the standard controller that comes with the FAL #180.

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thats the controller I have.
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Hows yours working? I'll be installing the Fan,Alt. & Pulley next Monday but all the wiring(upgraded Alt. Wiring & EFan Wiring) is done.

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mine works great, slightly better fuel economy and the truck warms up quicker. I live in Michigan, so the warming up quicker part doesn't matter now, being it's summertime, but it will sure be nice in the winter months.
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