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Old 01-25-2018, 11:42 AM   #1
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Flexalite Fan Controller's

I promised more info in my thread for help, which ties to this thread. Just went through my flexalite controller going out. The original worked great for 5/6 years. Went through 4 new one's (original black box) and couldn't get 1 to work right. 2 were irratic in their on and off temp's. 2 would cycle perfect while idling, but when driving slowing around the neighborhood they wouldn't come on to the point of the truck getting to hot. Using my factory gauge, a temp gun and my full sweep Autometer electric gauge they all verified the fan was suppose to be on. Everything checked good, bulb contact, location, wiring and cap covering tip.

I was at a loss and decided to call flexalite and talk to AJ. He suggested checking for air in the system. Good call but I hadn't been in the cooling sytem since changing the coolant a 1 1/2 ago. Checked anyway and it's good. Reported back and he sent me controller #4. Worked idling not moving. For the life of us we could not fiqure out why. I spent a lot of time changing temp. settings and trying them out. (This was a lot of work between 4 controllers.) Maybe just a manufacturing problem? Anyone have any idea's what could've been going on? My truck was down for awhile waiting on part's. Told AJ I was done with this controller and needed my truck up and running.

I'll have to say Flexalite has Great Customer Service and Support. AJ stepped up sent me
https://www.flex-a-lite.com/accessor...re-sensor.html

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https://www.flex-a-lite.com/accessor...e-adapter.html

Everything I needed to change over to an inline set-up. What more could you ask for? There was no warranty involved for my set-up and they still didn't hesitate in helping me out and getting me back on the road. I'll have to say on a 1 to 5 star rating on customer support I have to give them a 6. lol So if you have a Flexalite set-up your in Great hand's with them.

I also added a Fan Override switch and light for when the fan is on. (This is how the help thread ties to this one.) New set-up work's great and problem solved. Sorry for the long thread but you guy's need some more thread's to read. lolol Also wanted to thank AJ and Flexalite for all their help.

I know you guy's like pic's to here's a couple pic's of the new set-up and custom switch holder to match my center bezel.
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Old 01-25-2018, 05:50 PM   #2
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Thank's Greg!!!
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I promised more info in my thread for help, which ties to this thread. ....
I must have missed your original thread and I'm not finding it now. Can you post a link to it so there is some additional reference please?

This thread is great for me since I am gathering the information to eventually do the fan swap since I'm still running a clutch fan and want to change to the Flexalite. So far, I am pretty sure it's the model 183 I want and then I will get the additional parts you have mentioned in this thread to hopefully avoid issues down the road. And I know there are a few people here running the inline temp sensor so that seems the best way to go.
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I went through 2 Flex a Lite controllers. I gave up and got a Hayden fan controller.
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Sure xtremwlr! I was just making reference that thread happened while I was wiring in the light and fan override switch. In the middle of trying out your wiring is not the time for that to happen lol




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David I was going to get the hayden before I called AJ. When I looked at it on Summit's web site it had terrible review's. Not saying it's not a good controller it just made me do more research. (As far as the review's I trust Your's and Greg's feedback on that more.) As this thread say's a call to AJ may have solved your problem to.
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I don't remember how hayden is suppose to be wired. But I always use an appropriately rated relay to carry the fans current and use the controller to operate the relay. This keeps the heat out of the controller..
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Good Idea!!! That would increase the life of the controller.
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