Electric Fan Conversion Question

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Dantheman-2003

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I’m in the process of electric fan conversion on my 03 Tahoe. I pulled the factory harness off my 05 Yukon. From what I can tell, I have thick blue/black and yellow/grey wires going to fans. Red for power. The 2 small wires blue and green go to PCM pins.

Question is, where is the black ground wire that bolts to frame? I never saw one as I was removing this.

Any thoughts would be appreciated!
 

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I’m in the process of electric fan conversion on my 03 Tahoe. I pulled the factory harness off my 05 Yukon. From what I can tell, I have thick blue/black and yellow/grey going to fans. Red for power. The 2 small wires blue and green goes to PCM pins.

Question is, where is the black ground wire that bolts to frame? I never saw one as I was removing this.

Any thoughts would be appreciated!
IIRC, that ground fit nicely to an existing ground pin right near the fuse box. It was fairly obvious, once I had my harness in its rough-in location. Also, if you haven’t already got one, I picked up a new fuse box with the additional relay spaces & cover on eBay for a really reasonable price. I think it was around $20-$25..
 
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IIRC, that ground fit nicely to an existing ground pin right near the fuse box. It was fairly obvious, once I had my harness in its rough-in location. Also, if you haven’t already got one, I picked up a new fuse box with the additional relay spaces & cover on eBay for a really reasonable price. I think it was around $20-$25..
Guess my question is, where does the ground wire connect to my harness? All the aftermarket kits I see include a red power and black ground that connects to a grounding location. My factory harness does not have a separate black ground wire. The only black I see goes to the fan.
 
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Ah, apologies, I didn’t realize what you said the first time. That’s odd. Mine has a double wire ground, you can see in this picture, when I was wiring it up, it’s attached to the front accessory bracket. View attachment 393241
Doing my efans soon, I have an oem harness, where did you put your fuse box?
 

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15215145 is the fuse box cover with accommodation for the OEM fan harness. Lift the main one up and slide the fan one in next to it on the right if you’re looking at it from the DS fender. You’ll see the area the circular part fits over. The non e-fan cover will fit over the harness, you just won’t have fuse or relay access without taking the whole thing out. This has a small removable piece on top.


Haven’t had any luck finding a pic of where the grounds come out of the OEM harness, yet. Tried to find a view on my old GMSI but no dice. Someone should be able to find a wiring diagram for that box, though.
 

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Yes, there should be a double ground wire on the OEM harness. It's a ring terminal with TWO ground wires on it, one of those leads up to the relay/fuse block, and the second wire goes directly to the plug for fan #2. That plug has a blue and black, the other fan has gray and yellow wires. From the factory, the ring terminal is grounded to the frame on the passenger side, in the area right behind the bumper bracket. I grounded mine in the same area. I just attached mine to the bolt that holds the horn bracket to the frame right there on the passenger side frame rail.
It appears that you cut the harness just below the fans, that explains why you are missing the rest of the ground wire. You only have one wire connected to your relay/fuse block now. The other half of that wire, and the ground for fan #2 were cut off .
 

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