If you are having problems with your low speed fan on your first generation MINI, then you need this relay kit to fix the bad diode. This will work for both fan units, the one connector harness, or the two connector harness. You just need to wire it in a bit different than the directions show. Very simple and easy to install, and saves you from having to buy a whole new fan assembly at a cost of $290.00!
The only way to truly test the fan is with a one of several special programs on the market. You hook up to the car, like a code reader, then you can turn the fan speeds on one at a time to make sure they both work. Without this program, you can turn the air conditioning on and let the car idle. The fan will run in low speed for a few seconds, every 60 seconds.
Give us a call if you have any questions, but we have installed many of these kits, and they work great.
NOTE: Most cars have a one plug fan and the kit will install like the directions, but if you have a car that has two plugs, then your relay is up in the fan. This kit will still work just fine but has to be wired in a bit different. See the photo of how to wire it in above or see our great how-to below. The green wire is no longer used and the red wires hook up in the same manor, just one of them come out of the relay now. With a bit of grinding on the plastic housing, you can clip the relay in like shown.
Scanned Instructions (Zoom in for a better read) Directions note: They say that Dorman supply's butt connectors, but they do not. Sorry. The wires should be soldered for the best long connection. See our better directions below!
Posted by tobi on 13th Jan 2015
easy install to save cash from the dealership.
Posted by Roland on 20th Nov 2013
Took me about 2.5 hours to install this thing from when I jacked the car up to when I drove it away. Install instructions are great, however they reference some butt connectors that are "included." I didn't get any butt connectors with my kit, so I had to spend some time looking through my various tool drawers to find some that would fit. That's my only complaint really and why this product doesn't get a full 5 stars. Everything else was soooo easy to do and the car runs great now.