99 Service light on (wrench light, not service engine soon light)..help!!

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by oh123, Feb 21, 2006.

  1. oh123

    oh123 Guest

    Ok, so earlier today I was having battery trouble, and let my car idle
    in the driveway for about 15-20 minutes after coming back from the
    store, so that I wouldn't have to get a jump because I was leaving
    again soon...I went to get in my car, and smelled something burning,
    similar to that of brakes, but more like electrical...I got in the car
    and noticed the temp gauge was up about 3/4 of the way, which is
    unusual, its never gotten that high and its 5-15 degrees outside in
    northern michigan....anyway, the service light was also on, I
    immediately turned the heat on full blast, and drove the car, and the
    temp went down to normal. Went to autozone to have the codes read, and
    it came back with nothing...went to the local garage and had them check
    the battery and alternator, and said everything was fine, and that it
    must just be the cold cold weather we've had lately that was keeping
    the battery from starting the car...anyway, what could cause that foul
    smell? I've driven the car for about 100 miles, it drives normal, i've
    smelled that electrical/brake smell once when driving down the road for
    about 20 seconds, and then it goes away...any ideas of what to check?
    Next steps to take? Perhaps the fan quit working and the motor burned
    out? How could I check the fan? Any ideas are greatly
    oh123, Feb 21, 2006
  2. oh123

    blah blah Guest

    Supply power directly to fan.
    blah blah, Feb 21, 2006
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