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    a fan that wont turn off

    There is a fan or something located next to the fuse box that will not shut off and I do not know what it is. It sounds like it is plastic and is coming apart inside the housing. Any idea on what it is? I had to disconect the battery to turn it off and if I try to connect the battery again it starts running.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CO3 View Post
    There is a fan or something located next to the fuse box that will not shut off and I do not know what it is. It sounds like it is plastic and is coming apart inside the housing. Any idea on what it is? I had to disconect the battery to turn it off and if I try to connect the battery again it starts running.

    Which country are you located in? Are you speaking of the under hood fuse box or the one located inside the vehicle? What year/ model is the vehicle?

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    USA. 2006 WRX Wagon under the hood fuse box.

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    It sounds like a relay. What has happened to the car recently?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SD_GR View Post
    It sounds like a relay. What has happened to the car recently?
    +1 I concur,sounds like a stuck relay.
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    Nothing I got in the car this morning started it drove 1 mile home and the fan or what ever it is would not shut off. I believe it is the secondary air fan.

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    There are two fans mounted to the radiator. Is one of these on constantly? If not, the noise is not from a fan.
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    I have done some more research and it looks to be the secondary air pump. Which is located on top right next to the fuse block under the hood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CO3 View Post
    I have done some more research and it looks to be the secondary air pump. Which is located on top right next to the fuse block under the hood.
    yes the air pump is located right there...Is the CEL illuminated? Usually a fault in that system would most definitely throw a code, especially for a faulty AIR valve which is not a rare occurrence on these vehicles...

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    Yep the CEL is on and the cruise control light is blinking. What would happen if I just pulled the fuse on the dang thing until I can get it down to the dealer? I live quite aways away from the dealer and will be calling them this morning and the darn thing better be covered under my extended warranty.

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    The CEL should remain on if you pull the fuse but I am unsure.

    Since the air pump is an emissions component, insist that it be covered. Politely of course, but firmly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sd_gr View Post
    the cel should remain on if you pull the fuse but i am unsure.

    Since the air pump is an emissions component, insist that it be covered. Politely of course, but firmly.
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