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Old 06-19-2004
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I was leaving work yesterday and noticed my Flex-A-Lite Black Magic fan didn't come on when I turned the a/c on. I turned around and went back to the shop to diagnose it. I started checking my wiring and found that the fuse holder was melted shut. When I pried it open, there was nothing left of the fuse. This was the fuseholder supplied with the kit, and it was installed a few inches from the fan like the instructions said. I still don't know why it happened, but I'm glad I found it before it could start a fire. I removed the fan and put the stock one back in for now. I probably would have needed to remove it or do something with the brackets anyway when the Whipple goes in.
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Old 06-20-2004
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hmm, i have the same fan on my torino, and never had a problem, ill go look at how mine is wired tomorrow, maybe i can come up with something to help.......
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Old 08-03-2004
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Oh dang, I know I posted a reply in this forum a couple of weeks ago, i wonder why it didnt show up.

Problem: it was due to poor contact on the fuse holder. With all those amps flowing though, if it doesnt have a good surface contact, it will arc and melt.

Fix: The best thing to do is solder the wires directly onto the fuse itself. Get a fuse rated for 5 amps higher than normal so it wont blow from normal use, but will keep it protected incase there is a big-short. Slide the wires through the fuse holder (if still intact), cut the connectors and strip the wires, solder the fuse and slide it back into the holder.
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Old 08-03-2004
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Find a higher quality fuse holder. The cheapies the include with those kits corrode and then you have the problem you just did.
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