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I'm working on a coolant system problem on my 2002 Jetta

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I'm working on a coolant system problem on my 2002 Jetta with the 1.8. The fans were not turning on unless I was running the air conditioner. While trouble shooting, starting with the fuses, I found the 40 amp flat metal fuse on top of the battery was blown. I fixed that, still no fans. I read in a forum to check fuse number 16 under the dash, when I pulled it out, the fans kicked on. And they run, as they should, after I turn the engine off. How does that happen?
Dan
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: VW
Expert:  SARMIENTO22556 replied 9 months ago.

do you have manual a/c or automatic a/c climate control?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Manual
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Fans come on when I turn AC on
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
I'm thinking temp sensor in radiator but confused about it working when 10 amp fuse is pulled out
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Temp stays at 190 degrees. Is that normal operating temp for this car?
Expert:  SARMIENTO22556 replied 9 months ago.

temperature is just about right

might need to read a little higher to turn the fans on

I will try and find the specs for that