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    Need plug for cooling fan?

    A while ago my cooling fan took a dump. When it fried it burned up the connector plugs. I bought an aftermarket fan motor that I just soldered into the wiring harness. To make radiator and fan removal easier I need to put some kind of plug setup on the fan. There's 3 wires.

    Anybody have any suggestions where to get any kind of connector that will work? I don't think scrappers will cut up a wiring harness for just two connectors. I looked at Radioshack's website and couldn't find anything there.

    I'm not against using three connectors but I'm not sure what the wire gauge is, so I don't even know what to look for.

    Is NA setup the same? Maybe someone here has some spare parts that I can buy. I need both male and female connector with a couple inches of wire for soldering.
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    Re: Need plug for cooling fan?

    You have to go into an actual Radio Shack store. They have 4-wire Molex connectors that will work great for your fan or anything that needs a 1-4 wire connector.

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    Re: Need plug for cooling fan?

    My local Radioshack didn't have the Molex connectors. I found a 4 wire 18 gauge connector. My fan had two 12 gauge wires. I twisted two of the wires from the connector together and soldered them to the motor and harness. Everything seems to be working fine. I need to put some grease on the connector though, to ensure no corrosion.
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    Re: Need plug for cooling fan?

    I'll check out my parts car tomorrow.
    I'm sure I can find something that will work.

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    Re: Need plug for cooling fan?

    Whatever happened to this?

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    Re: Need plug for cooling fan?

    After looking at Boris's thread with regards to being waterproof I realized that the connector that I used was for electronic use. Definitely not waterproof. I had to go to Naples yesterday and I stopped by Boris's work. He gave me a two wire connector from a jet ski harness. I have to unsolder the one I have now and replace it with this waterproof one.
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