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Old 14 Oct 2010, 02:38 pm
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I'm looking where the fuse box is. I know there is one below the wheel but the as per forum says there is another one under the hood...but that's the one I can't find. Is there anyone has the picture of it so I can replace the a/c fuse which is #11. Thanks a lot
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Do you know or can you see the threaded large bolt where you should hook up the positive cable when you do a jump start? That's one end of the fuse box under the hood.

Do you know how to take off the air filter box? You need to take that apart to get at the black box which has the relays and fuses. I have pictures of everything but that.

This is the picture of the box without the cover (of course) that's in the owners manual. The box itself is 180 degrees opposite of the picture.



If you look closely, you can see the black oblong box under my aftermarket air filter and next to the Ahooga horn under the chrome tube of that filter. The red plastic piece is the positive threaded bolt cover I was talking about for the jumper cable.

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Thanks! I know where the positive cable is to jump start. I will check.
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Sorry for the thread re-birth (but at least we get to see your engine bay again Cruizer!)

what are the fuse numbers coresponding to?

I am looking for the 12v socket fuse as all my 12v sockets don't work!
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Old 24 Mar 2012, 06:26 pm
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Hopefully someone will be along to answer your question. I'm in the rehab of the nursing home recovering after open heart surgery and my owners manual which has all the information about what all the fuses do is at home.
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Sorry for the thread re-birth (but at least we get to see your engine bay again Cruizer!)

what are the fuse numbers coresponding to?

I am looking for the 12v socket fuse as all my 12v sockets don't work!
If, when you say 12v socket, you mean the "power outlets" then if you will simply check the diagram (on one page) and the corresponding written description (on the following page) in your drivers manual it will show you where the fuse is. This kind of info is one of the many things the manuals are for. Everyone should read them from cover to cover. If you don't have a manual, then simply pull the PDC (underhood fuse box) cover and the diagrams with descriptions are printed on the underside of the cover. They have varied slightly over the years, but your cover will give you the correct info for your vehicle.

Below I have posted the PDC info from my PT. The fuse you are talking about is labeled "PWR 20a" (a yellow fuse) across from the large "spare" in my diagram. That is if you are talking about the power outlets.

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I wish to do some testing to determine if my 2001 PT Cruiser cooling fan has failed.

I would like to hotwire the low-speed and high-speed windings, but I don't have a hoist and I'm struggling with an injury so I'd like to do it from the Power Distribution Center, but I've searched the internet and can't find a pinout schematic or a list of pin numbers and their associated wiring connections.

I saw the diagram that shows the locations of the low-speed and high-speed fan relays, and one diagram even shows the contacts for the low-speed as pin numbers 25 through 29, but I can't seem to find a list of which wiring connections are associated with each of these pins.

Is it possible someone can provide a detailed pinout schematic and/or list of pins and their descriptions for the 2001 underhood Power Distribution Center or a link to these?
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Try this older posting.

Ecm wiring Diagrams??

Post number #4 has a link to a schematic that can be clicked on and made bigger to see detail.

OR, if you go to Google and type in "pinout schematic of a 2001 pt cruiser" you'll have enough schematics to keep you busy for a week.
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I wish to do some testing to determine if my 2001 PT Cruiser cooling fan has failed.

I would like to hotwire the low-speed and high-speed windings,...
In the picture below (from Govert), the radiator fan low speed relay has been removed (marked by square outline).

You need to use a jumper between pins #26 & #28; these are the top and bottom pins in the picture.
The left and right pins control the coil.

If you have a test light, the bottom pin should be constant battery hot.
Of the coil pins, with the ignition on, the pin to the right should be hot.
The other coil pin is ground which is controlled by the PCM.

If you are testing the hi-speed relay sockets,
4___ 3___ 1___

5___ 2___

Battery hot is #5; connection to fan is #1
Coil ignition power is #4; coil ground is #2
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Old 11 Sep 2016, 08:41 pm
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So I determined my 2001 radiator fan will no longer run when the low-speed relay applies power. Not complaining, got almost 16 years from it - much more than some others.

However, I've read reports where a number of people have replaced the rad fan and still had overheating problems. Instead of rushing out to buy a fan, I decided to try a suggestion.

A friend of mine has purchased 15+ PT Cruisers over the last 10 or so years. He has sold a few of them, given a couple to family memners, but still has possession of 10 or more. He has also experienced the dreaded overheating PT and on at least one occasion has jumpered the low-speed line to the hi-speed so both the low-speed AND hi-speed relays will trigger the hi-speed winding on the fan.

I've looked at the schematics and electrically this concept is sound. The difference in fan speed between low and high is only about 300 rpms - in fact, I'm not even sure why Chrysler decided there should be two speeds. Anyone?

The only side effect is that now I'm getting a check engine light with a P1489 error which is a hi-speed fan relay fault. Interestingly, my friend said he did NOT get this when he jumpered the two lines. Regardless, we know what's causing it and can tolerate it for now.

I did all the wire cutting on the fan side of the fan connector (it was a little uncomfortable laying under my car in my driveway with a pulled groin muscle, but I survived - Lol). After I drive the car for a week or two and I'm sure there is no more overheating, I'll splurge on a new fan and the soldering job will get removed with the old fan motor.

If someone thinks they know why I'm getting a P1489 and my friend is not, please post.
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