Q: Fan stays on when car off

asked by on

The fan is not working properly. It stays on full speed with the car is turned off. The climate control panel does not come on when the car is started. The fan will go off after about 30 minutes.

The blower motor resistor seems to be a common repair on your car. It can cause the blower motor to run when the key is off. The heat and AC and your car has a dedicated computer. It also could be faulty. Check the fuses first. To have this issue fixed, you can have a mechanic inspect your air conditioning and replace your blower motor resistor if needed.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Fan stays on when car off

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Front end bouncing while turning from a stop

Hello there. Thanks for writing in about your 2003 BMW 745i. Many different faults can cause the vehicle to have bounce like this. The most common would be front struts, springs, tire balance, or a suspension arm. I recommend having...

Q: Slow coolant loss

Put a clean sheet of paper or cardboard under the car when you park it at the end of your day and check it the next morning for spots. You may or may not see something helpful. If not, sometimes...

Q: Is my broken radiator fan causing damage to my engine from overheating?

Hi there. Overheating to an engine will begin to cause damage as the cylinder cannot cool off enough and will begin to burn the head gasket or even burn a valve. Check the fuse to the fan and see if...

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...