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2008 VW Jetta SE 2.5L code P0691

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28 Mar 2019 08:10 #28169 by zitro
2008 VW Jetta SE 2.5L code P0691 was created by zitro
I have a 2008 VW Jetta SE with a 2.5L engine. My son uses this car to go to college and he came home one weekend saying his temperature coolant light was coming on and beeping. I checked and he had no coolant and I saw that the radiator fans were broken(missing or damage). I found that his water pump was also leaking so I replaced it. Refilled the car with coolant and then the fans would not turn on. I then replaced the radiator fans with brand new fans . I decided to replace the Engine Coolant Temperature Sensors as well. I drained all the coolant and replaced with fresh coolant specifically for European vehicles(purple coolant). And the fans would still not turn on when the engine was warm or when the A/C was turned on. I checked all the fuses with my multimeter in the engine compartment and all appear to be in working order. But this code, P0691, will not clear. I try to clear it and it keeps coming back. I applied power directly to the new fans and they turn on so I know the new fans work. So obviously, I have not fixed the issue and I am afraid that my lack of knowledge and experience has taken me as far as I can think of. Could you possibly know where or what I should be looking for?

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28 Mar 2019 11:55 #28177 by John Curtis
Replied by John Curtis on topic 2008 VW Jetta SE 2.5L code P0691
With this code I would check the connection to the cooling fan.

When you say you supplied power to the fan was that both power and ground? or just ground?

According to the wiring diagrams there are 4 wires that run to it.

Yellow/Violet = ECM should
Blue/Red = 10A fuse 24 on panel B which also runs to a relay back to ECM relay
Red = 50A fuse 3 panel A

Check all 3 of the above for voltage using the brown wire as your ground in the 4 pin connector. The Yellow/Violet wire should be checked with the engine warmed up. Then check the above 3 wires with a good known ground.

Brown = ground

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28 Mar 2019 12:00 #28180 by zitro
Replied by zitro on topic 2008 VW Jetta SE 2.5L code P0691
I supplied power and ground to the fans and they turned on. I also checked those fuses and they did not appear to be blown.

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29 Mar 2019 13:16 #28207 by chief eaglebear
Replied by chief eaglebear on topic 2008 VW Jetta SE 2.5L code P0691
hi sir I may be wrong I looked at code definition if its low all I know is to bring it high(apply voltage) the fact it is not coming on I would monitor ect input and watch for fan to come on at right temp and test driver for control circuit operation sound like something fried your driver

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29 Mar 2019 13:19 #28208 by chief eaglebear
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I cannot get cooling system diagrams on bbb

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29 Mar 2019 20:48 #28218 by Chad
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07 Apr 2019 18:41 #28503 by zitro
Replied by zitro on topic 2008 VW Jetta SE 2.5L code P0691
Thank you to everyone who replied. Sorry that it has taken me a while to reply. So I think I found the culprit. It is a 50amp fuse(strip) that is on the fuse box next to the battery. I have attached a pic.
I used a test light at the connection to the radiator fans. The test light did not light up. So I verified that it was attached to the negative post of the battery and tested it with my starter. The test light lit up. So my test light works. I tried testing again at the connection and nothing.
So I went to the fuse box and check that I was getting power at the fuses and the test light did not light when I checked the bottom post of the fuse strip. Then I took it off of the fuse box and visually inspected it. And thats when I saw a crack on the filament inside the fuse.
I don't believe my local auto parts store carries this type of fuse link so I will have to order it online and I am hoping that it resolves this problem.
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