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Our automotive experts have put together the following information about the P0696 diagnostic trouble code. We've provided the common symptoms that occur when this code is set along with the frequent repairs that address the issues related to the P0696 code.

OBD II Fault Code

  • OBD II P0696

    OBD-II Code Cooling fans may stay on all the time is defined as a Fan 3 Control Circuit High

    The purpose of the electric cooling fan system is to provide extra cooling capacity to the conventional radiator cooling system on hot days, and/or when the A/C is on, an/or when the vehicle is being driven in stop and go traffic which causes insufficient airflow over the radiator. When the engine control module (PCM) cannot control the cooling fan as desired, it will set code P0696.

    Cooling fans may stay on all the time Symptoms

    • A/C may not operate
    • Cooling fans may stay on all the time
    • Engine may overheat

    Common Problems That Trigger the P0696 Code

    • Engine cooling fan control module failure
    • Engine cooling fan failure
    • Engine cooling fan relay failure
    • Powertrain Control Module (PCM) failure
    • Wiring issue

    Common Repairs Needed for the P0696 Code

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