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Old 28 Oct 2014, 08:43 am
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I think I have a bad PDC in my Cruiser. My cooling fan never comes on.
What I had done:
I verified fan is good
I verified that Fuse 12 in interior fuse block is good
I verified that Fuse 5 in PDC is good
I checked for 12V on pins 25 and F4 on the relays it was good
I checked for 12V on pins 28 and F5 on the relays, and it is missing.

Looking at the wiring diagram, it appears that there is an internal connection inside of the PDC from fuse 5 to pins 28 and F5 on the relays, thus my conclusion that my PDC is bad.

Has anyone else seen this? How impossible is the PDC to remove and repair / replace (I am not scared to open it up and find the missing connection myself, but am open to suggestions before I attempt this adventure)
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Old 28 Oct 2014, 09:54 am
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Getting 12v at fuse 5 in pdc?
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Old 28 Oct 2014, 10:30 am
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Yes I am.
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Old 29 Oct 2014, 08:44 pm
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A little history of your PT Cruiser would be nice. Anything happening with it before the radiator fan quit working?
Does your radiator fan come on when you turn on your air conditioning?
What year and mileage is your PT Cruiser?
Are you getting engine trouble codes? Is your engine light on?

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Old 30 Oct 2014, 11:19 am
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The PDC can be accessed, opened, modified and perhaps repaired.
Here is my thread "PDC modification primer"
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cooling fan, faulty pdc

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