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I figured I'd take pictures and document the installation, but stupid me always forgets to take pictures during the process. lol. I've got a few, so I'll post them up anyways. Just so you know, I went ahead and just hard wired the fan. I don't have any pictures of the switch becuase it's sitting in a temporary location until I can pull the dash and drill a hole for placement. My final though is I'm very impressed with this fan. Even under heavy work loads it kept the car out of the red heat zone and quickly cooled it back to a midway temperature. I reccomend this for anyone who lives in an extreme temperature enviornment or whoever just wants a kick ass cooling fan.

This is right after we started and had the stock fan pulled out. Very easy to remove, 3 screws and two plugs later the fan pulled right out.



This is a picture of the stock shitty broken fan that was in the car. Nothing special



Here's a picture of the new fan we put in. ohhhh pretty....



These next couple of pictures shows the new fan mounted and installed. You can see how well the fan fit in, almost like it was made specifically for us.





And the next few just shows the wiring. Most of this is going to be only temporary, as it got to dark to run the wires through the firewall, and I'd like to get distribution blocks for the positive and negative sides intstead of just connecting straight to the battery.





And while I was doing the install, I found a few things that made me :confused::confused:. I found a plug that was unplugged, and it doesn't have a male connector anywhere nearby. I also found two wires that have seemed to been cut. They are coming from the fan wiring harness. They look like they've been unused for quite sometime, I just want to be certain they aren't so important.



 

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Install looks like it could have been wired up properly to the factory harness with a little more time... but then again I would have just installed a factory fan since they work so well and hardly fall... I could have sold you one cheap too FYI - I have a few of them laying around.
I plan on installing a fan like that on my Vintage V4 car - but I am going to use a c900 factory fan first and see how well that works since is a far cheaper route.
 

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Install looks like it could have been wires up properly to the factory harness... but thena gain I would haev just installed a factory fan since they work so well and hardly fall... I could have sold you one cheap too.... I have a few of them laying around. I plan on installing a fan like that on my Vintage V4 car - but going to use a c900 Factory fan more then likely since again - cheaper.
Not too sure what you meant like this. If you're saying that I could have wired it to the factor harness, yes I could have and thought about doing this. But There are two plug sets, (I'm assuming one for low speed and one for high speed) and I didn't know which was which and it started getting dark. I'll probably go back eventually and wire it up right, but for now this is more that efficient enough. If your saying it looks like it came from the factory, thanks! lol.

I messaged a guy here who said he had a fan on the cheap as well but he didn't back to me in time and the car was overheating badly and frequently and I wanted the problem quelled, so I went ahead and just bought this. It cost about 130 in the end once everything was paid for, but at least I know it's going to stay cool.
 

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Very true. Next time I'll know to talk to you before I start ordering any parts lol, you seem to have a decent stockpile going on. You wouldn't happen to know what that plug and those wires go to do you?
 

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Very true. Next time I'll know to talk to you before I start ordering any parts lol, you seem to have a decent stockpile going on. You wouldn't happen to know what that plug and those wires go to do you?
I can look it up and tell you exactly which one goes where - it would even be in any Haynes or Chilton's manual FYI - I believe I have the Saab Electrical manual laying around somewhere.
 

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Just follow the vacuum line which goes to the boost gauge. Located right near it, below it under the wiper mechanism is a capped off hole/nipple or whatever you want to call it. you can feed the wires through there.
 

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Anyone know a good place to go through the firewall? I'm getting ready to move the wires and I'd be nice if I didn't have to drill my own hole.
I have passed most of my cables through the firewall using the same plastic thing right below the firewall liner that abs sensor cables go through. From there into the car, I've drilled through some rubber plugs and passed the cables through that.
 

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Cool, thanks guys. One more quick question, on the stock fan it had two plugs, one a three plug and one a two plug. Does anyone know what plug was used for normal (i'm going to assume low speed) fan switch? A member here said my boost problem may be related to the ECU not seeing that there is a fan working, so I'm going to wire ino the factory harness tonight or tomorrow.
 

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Cool, thanks guys. One more quick question, on the stock fan it had two plugs, one a three plug and one a two plug. Does anyone know what plug was used for normal (i'm going to assume low speed) fan switch? A member here said my boost problem may be related to the ECU not seeing that there is a fan working, so I'm going to wire ino the factory harness tonight or tomorrow.
I may be wrong, but I doubt that tha disconnected fan would cause a low boost... :confused:
 
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