97 SL1 Fan runs after shutoff draining battery

Discussion in 'Saturn S-series' started by Scott Stoddard, Jun 21, 2005.

  1. I have a 97 SL1 which I bought new in Salt Lake City. It had a bad smell
    coming from the vents after the air conditioning was shut off. I took it to
    the dealer and they put something on it that run the ventilation fan after
    the air conditioning was shut off. They told me condensation on the coil
    was causing mold, and that the addition would dry the condensation. The fan
    would run after I shut the car.

    I've since moved to Portland Oregon. Now the fan sometimes runs all night
    and drains the battery. (very annoying) I contacted Saturn of Portland.
    They have no idea what I'm talking about. I'd really appreciate any insight
    anyone has on this problem... how to disable the aftermarket circuit... or
    whatever. I'd much rather have the smell than a dead battery all the time.

    Thanks in advance.
    Scott Stoddard, Jun 21, 2005
  2. Scott Stoddard

    Stephen Jaye Guest

    Go to www.saturnfans.com , there's a bunch of very knowledgeable folks there
    that'll help you or point you in the right direction. Good Luck!

    Stephen Jaye
    Stephen Jaye, Jun 22, 2005
  3. That was a after thought by Saturn. I remember hearing about it when I
    had my 97 and it was new. It's a timed relay that does just as you say,
    however it's only supposed to run the HVAC blower motor for a few
    minutes to dry the evap after using the A/C.

    Try another dealer, or if worse comes to worse, get the name of the
    local tech in Portland, then call the old dealer Salt Lake and explain
    Portland's confusion. Hopefully they will contact the Portland dealer
    directly and if you can supply Salt Lake with the name in Portland, I'd
    think you'd have better luck.
    Jonnie Santos, Jun 23, 2005
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