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Ok there have been a lot of questions concerning how to do fan switch on a brute. This is how i did mine.

Materials- T-splices, wire, switch total cost $10

First I used a T-splice to tap into the orange wire that runs into the Acc. plug. Then I ran a wire from the splice to the power prong of the switch.




Next I used a T-splice to tap into the blue wire coming from the back of the fan. I then ran a wire from the splice to the load prong of the switch.


Third I ran a ground wire from a random bolt on the bike to the earth prong of the switch. If your switch does not have a light this is not needed.





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Sorry about the bike being dirty I have been sick and havnt had time to wash it.
 

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Where did u find those connectors... I've tried to find them before and couldnt.
 

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They are the wires that come directly off the back of the fan. The 08's dont have that sensor on the left side of the radiator (at least I haven't found it) I used the same splice and ran it to the switch. Then came from the switch to a ground. (I used the battery). The fan hot wire is always hot. You just need to complete the ground to make it come on. (I don't know where to get the connectors, I just had some already) So no help with that.
 

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lowes carries those t-splices. You wont find them on the website but they have them in the store.
 

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did mine today. did it basically the same way.

except, my switch is all supposed red when its lit up, well the lite wont work. lol, fan works fine though, guess thats all that matters...

hope it cures my temp lite flashing issue..
 

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If it has a light on the switch it probably has 3 post on the back. If so the extra post is for a hot. Then you would need to run a hot wire to the extra post for the light. If not it probably won't work if not since it's just acting as a ground. Anyone else, does this sound right?
 

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yeah it has 3 posts.

the fan will not turn on w/o all three wires hooked up. so i know they are all getting power. just wont light up.

unless i have one of the hot wires on the wrong post or something, who knows. lol.
 

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The wire that is coming off the fan is a ground. That goes to the switch, then from the other prong on the switch it goes to the place you have it grounded. So neither are hot. You would probably need to run a hot wire to the 3rd prong that powers the light. It should tell you which one that is on back of the switch or the box it came in.
 

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I've delt with those kind of splices before on trailer wire hook ups. They are quick and easy and do just exactly what they are designed for. The problem is they aren't designed for longevity. Over time, water and mud WILL get in there and have an effect on the connection. I know it's alot more trouble but IMO, soldier and heat shrink is the only way to go.
 

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I will try to get pics of my setup tomorrow.
 

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The extra ground i ran to the switch is to make the light come on. It will work without a light on if you just have the power and load(fan) hooked up.
 

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here is the schematic of my switch.

i have the hot wire hooked to where it says hot, the wire from the fan in the middle and the ground on the copper tab (top).

did i do something wrong to not make the light on the switch work? i was going to switch the middle and the upper ones tonight and see if it works. put the ground on the middle tab...

http://support.radioshack.com/support_supplies/doc51/51418.pdf
 

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now im blowing fuses when i switch the wires.

the fan works fine w/ the 2 wires hooked on the lower tabs.

should i hook a hot wire to the top tab because the fan is already grounded?

or do i need to hook a wire between the two bottom tabs in order to get power to the lamp?
 

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No, the ground on that switch is for the light on the switch. It will function without being grounded but the little led wont work. Just leave the other two wires as is if they are working and ground the other post and your fan should work along with the led.
 

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No, the ground on that switch is for the light on the switch. It will function without being grounded but the little led wont work. Just leave the other two wires as is if they are working and ground the other post and your fan should work along with the led.
the light must be screwed up in my switch. ah well, screw it, the fan works lol :bigok:
 

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Probably gonna do this sometime this week/weekend.
 
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