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Old 01-11-2014, 04:33 PM   #1
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My 2008 S6 lately has been acting funny with the cooling fan. It turns on for no reasons at times, even when the outside temperature was -20. Somehow The battery was drained and I replaced with a new oem battery. Today was the worst, it kept running even after 3 hours sitting in the garage. Obviously the battery is dead and being charged right now. It appears when I released the electronic park8ng brake, it has not started to run again.
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Old 01-11-2014, 04:55 PM   #2
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Guessed it wasn't the parking brake either. After 15 minutes released the park8Ng brake, thevfan started to run again. By opening the driver side door, it would stop for a couple minutes, then run again.
Finally I took her for a short drive and did not run again. Hope this temporarily stop the battery drain for now. Tomorrow is Sunday, dealer doesn't open. Any quick fixes?
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Can you unplug the fan until you can get it into a shop?
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Can you unplug the fan until you can get it into a shop?
I am not mechanically inclined, please advise how. Thanks for the suggestion.
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Old 01-11-2014, 05:30 PM   #5
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I have been sitting in the garage for the last couple of hours. It was like a devil in the Engine bay, I could hear a click then she goes! Have a charger hooked up so I can get out in the morning!
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Not sure but if there is a fuse then pull it. I believe there is a fuse box on each end of the dashboard and possibly another in the engine bay.
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Not sure but if there is a fuse then pull it. I believe there is a fuse box on each end of the dashboard and possibly another in the engine bay.
Will look. Thank you.
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Will look. Thank you.
Still running every 15 minutes. No idea which fuse from the manual. Have to keep it charged and pray for Monday!
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Sounds like you've been given so good ideas to disconnect, please keep us posted on what the dealer finds.
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Here are instructions for disconnecting the el fan coolant temp sensor, as that is most likely what is malfunctioning.

Electrical harness connector at Engine Coolant Temperature (ECT) Sensor G62, disconnecting - vehicles with 5.2l FSI engine
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