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Old 22 Apr 2017, 06:05 pm
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Default How to remove Fan Relays

Hi
Me here

2007 PT Cruiser Base 135kM.

How do I remove this. No videos online, etc.
Do I take a flat head and push down on that flap. Lift up on it? Push in?
Is there a hidden screw? Is there a tool I can purchase to remove it? Is there a gel I can put on it to make it easier.
My knuckles are broken from pulling lol.
AHhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh hhhhhh
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Old 22 Apr 2017, 06:09 pm
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It's easier to remove the relays if you unbolt the bracket from the firewall. Then you'll see the release clip on the backside, use a small flat blade screwdriver and the relay will slide off the bracket.
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Old 22 Apr 2017, 06:27 pm
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Thank you. I'm going to try that now and pray. I think I already removed it from the fire wall , as in my picture. I'm new to this. I GOOGLED PT CRUISER FIRE WALL. lol.
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Old 22 Apr 2017, 06:33 pm
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Disregard, I was trying to see your pics on my phone. I thought you were working on the relays on the firewall by the PCM, but I see now you are trying to remove the relays mounted on the fan. Are you having difficulty unplugging them from the harness, or what? Mine were mounted onto separate brackets then screwed onto the fan, yours are clipped directly onto the fan.
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Old 22 Apr 2017, 10:40 pm
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I have the same set up as this guy. He show's the pieces, but like everyone else in the comments section, they are upset that he didn't show how to get that stubborn piece off it. He just showed it off lol.
I was going to work on it tomorrow morning. Its to cold here in Ohio today.
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Old 22 Apr 2017, 10:48 pm
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DO NOT follow the instructions in the video on how he has disconnected the battery as it appears he has only disconnected the positive cable, since the air box cover is still in place.

If you ever need to disconnect the battery, always remove the negative (black) cable first, then the positive (red) cable. Then when reconnecting, attach the red first then the black.
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Old 23 Apr 2017, 02:55 pm
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Did you manage to get the relays unplugged yet?

I found a couple of pics that may help you:

Relay sockets, if you look at the top of the relay sockets in this pic, you will see a locking tab:


That locking tab engages in the slot on the side of the relay:


In the video you found, that's probably why he used a long flat blade screwdriver to disengage the locking tab.
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Old 24 Apr 2017, 08:28 am
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If you are taking the relays out in order to replace them thinking that it will fix a non-operating fan, save your money. Try jumping the contacts with some 12 gauge (or thicker) wire first to see if the fan turns on.

Dollars to donuts, it won't do it. The most likely culprit of non-working fan assemblies is that the brushes are worn out. But at least if you do the jump test, you won't waste $20 on a new relay only to find out that it didn't fix the problem.

If the jump test works, then go and buy a replacement realy.
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Old 26 Apr 2017, 07:28 pm
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Hi!

Thanks for the response. For some reason, the quick reply isn't working on my side.

I just got done trying to remove it again. I've been pushing the long flat head IN thinking I need to lift up that tab. From what it looks like, I should be pushing down on it?

I will try the fan brush deal too.
Thank you both!
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Old 26 Apr 2017, 07:31 pm
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If you are taking the relays out in order to replace them thinking that it will fix a non-operating fan, save your money. Try jumping the contacts with some 12 gauge (or thicker) wire first to see if the fan turns on.

Dollars to donuts, it won't do it. The most likely culprit of non-working fan assemblies is that the brushes are worn out. But at least if you do the jump test, you won't waste $20 on a new relay only to find out that it didn't fix the problem.

If the jump test works, then go and buy a replacement realy.
My AC doesn't work. Even after I charged it, so that's why I believe it's the relays. (Reading Google Stuff, lol) I agree with you. Wire is expensive here lol. And rigging it sound to hard for me right now. ( Tired and hungry are my excuses)
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