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where is the fan relay switch located in a dodge caravan 2000

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where is the fan relay switch located in a dodge caravan 2000 se
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  moparfl replied 8 years ago.


The radiator fan relay is located below the left front headlamp module Radiator Fan Relay The headlamp module must be removed to access the relay.


  1. Open hood, disconnect and isolate the battery negative cable.
  2. Remove the left side headlamp bulb from the headlamp housing. Refer to LAMPS - Headlamp Bulb Removal and Installation.
  3. Remove the left headlamp module. Refer to LAMPS - Headlamp Module Removal and Installation.
  4. Remove the cover over the relay.
  5. Disconnect the relay connector Radiator Fan Relay
  6. Carefully drill out the two retaining rivets.
  7. Remove relay from vehicle.


CAUTION: The relay mounting location is designed to dissipate heat. Ensure the relay is properly attached to prevent relay "thermal" shutdown and relay damage, resulting in possible engine overheating.

For installation, reverse the above procedure using new rivets included with the solid state relay.

Expert:  moparfl replied 8 years ago.