Details wanted for installing 98-02 camaro electric fans in a 2nd gen

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  1. Lynd McCormick

    Lynd McCormick Member

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    What’s the opinion of having 2 fans and staging them as 1 fan for stage 1 and the first and second fan for stage 2? I saw one opinion tbat proper airflow couldn’t be achieved.
     
  2. BonzoHansen

    BonzoHansen Administrator Lifetime Gold Member

    I like the way they wired later 4th gens. 3 relays let you run both fans at half speed or both at full speed
     
  3. Lynd McCormick

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    Yes, I have that wiring diagram and could do that with 3 relays but I would need a 2 stage controller or a 2 stage temp switch that I’ve yet to find.
     
  4. BonzoHansen

    BonzoHansen Administrator Lifetime Gold Member

    the electrical section had a whole thread on it. BMW 2 speed fan switch.
     
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  5. Scott51

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  6. SS Performance

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    Good info. How do you wire it so the fans come on with the A/C?
     
  7. Scott51

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    The fans kick in when the blue wires/relays are grounded so you'd just need to connect something that gets grounded when the AC is switched on I don't know much about AC but the compressor clutch is probably the simplest option
     
  8. SS Performance

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    Years ago I tried to connect the A/C and fans in a similar fashion. Whenever the fans kicked on the A/C turned on. Not fun in the winter.
     
  9. badazz81z28

    badazz81z28 Veteran Member

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    I’m not surprised junk yards are short pickings for a fan that was last used on a production car 16 years ago.

    Seeing how many companies like Dewitt make direct fit radiators with electric fans, I wouldn’t bother with a picknpull special.

    I have used makeshift relays kits to flex-lite fan activation kits. I’m not a fan of the probes in the radiator fins. My Dewitt has a built in probe and the last Flex-lite kit I used utilized a probe in the intake manifold.
     
  10. Scott51

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    haha good point, would have to be careful to avoid that
     

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