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Chevy Tahoe "The Hoe" gets an electric fan conversion (OEM)


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Finally got this done. Been meaning to for years but while i was re-making my alternator bracket with the shroud off, one look and i knew it was time. 

Ive never done it before and word on the street from people who KNOW...the OEM fans from a newer year Escalade or Denali and factory the wiring harness is the way to go. So i called up my good bro Brandon from Bigtyme Auto Electric here in Sacramento. He got all the parts and stopped by a few days ahead of schedule to get it handled for me. Could i have done it. Yes. It would have taken me 5 times longer or more because i have never done this before.  Now that i have seen him do it, it might take me 3 times longer than him.  He has done this a lot, he specializes in this stuff. And he is a friend. I LOVE hiring friends to do stuff THEY specialize in. Especially if it makes my life easier and puts a few bucks into THEIR business.  So that is the short and sweet on why i didn't do it myself. Ive known Brandon for years and i know what i am getting when he shows up! And  he didn't disappoint!

 

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This big messy harness gets stripped back to it's roots...just needs the relay harness for the fans themselves. I think it is the entire headlight harness though to start with.

 

 

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They were dusty but i cleaned em up some.

 

 

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The harness is almost done.

 

 

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Look at that ugly old fan compared to this one! WOW!

 

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After installing it, the ECU needs to be flashed so the fans turn on when they are supposed to and all that good stuff. 

 

 

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LOTS of steps involved...more than i care to do. So i KNOW i called the right person!  Everything is working perfect.  I think i will make a little video of it and upload it soon.  Thanks again Brandon!

 

 

 

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I did this to my truck with the Flex a Lite 282 kit. It supposed to move more cfm than the factory fans. I replaced the ac pressure switch with a 3 wire pressure sensor and used the EGR 5v to work it. In doing that, I can tune both fan stages to come on at set head pressures. I attached the wiring diagram I drew to build mine off of. 

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