Join Date: Jun 2004
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Perhaps the 12V you are seeing is 'back-feeding' into the fan connector?
I'd disconnect the fan connector and it's relay (it DOES use a relay, right???) and test continuity in the circuit. Be aware that Lotus' electrical connectors are not very robust. A loose terminal in a relay SOCKET is a possibility.
Also: inspect the sockets for signs of excess current (melted plastic).
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