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Old 30th January 2020, 11:01 AM
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The stock D2 connector is a pin connector, whereas the D3 connector is a blade type connector.
Actually both are blades, see attached photo of a D2 fan connector.
However the male/female setup seems to be reversed, the D2 fan is male whereas the D3 is female, so you couldn't disassemble and reinsert the wires into a different shell even if they were compatible.
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Old 2nd February 2020, 01:46 AM
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As it's spade connectors, makes for a pretty easy wiring job.

Either cut and shut a pigtail cut from your old fan, or from a wreckers yard (anything Audi (or VW?) from that era has the same style connectors)
or
Cut the plug off one end (fan is most appropriate) and put some standard crimp type spade connectors on the ends and plug in manually (I use brass spade connectors with a proper crimping tool, but the common red or blue crush type will work ok)
or
Make a short double-ended female piggy-back lead and leave both plugs intact.
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Make a short double-ended female piggy-back lead and leave both plugs intact.
You actually need a pair of male-male leads to connect a D3 fan to a D2 harness, with a simple blade on each end.
Doing it that way also enables you to easily test the replacement and quickly resolve incorrect polarity.
(I believe the D2 uses 6.3mm blades and the D3 4.8mm, but 6.3mm fit into both the D2 and D3 connectors.)
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Old 2nd February 2020, 01:20 PM
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The motor arrived and Iíve managed to get it fitted
Well done.

I was looking at the Audipages guide (http://www.audipages.com/Tech_Articl...anreplace.html ) and they didn't remove the scuttle panel which looks like it gets in the way somewhat.
I was thinking I would as it's fairly quick and easy to remove. Did you take the wipers and scuttle panel off or isn't it necessary?
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Actually both are blades, see attached photo of a D2 fan connector.
However the male/female setup seems to be reversed, the D2 fan is male whereas the D3 is female, so you couldn't disassemble and reinsert the wires into a different shell even if they were compatible.
D'oh! I remembered that there was a reason I couldn't just re-pin the connector, but I was thinking it was a pin vs blade connector issue. Not a male vs female connector issue. Either way, you have to splice, no matter what.
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I was looking at the Audipages guide (http://www.audipages.com/Tech_Articl...anreplace.html ) and they didn't remove the scuttle panel which looks like it gets in the way somewhat.
I was thinking I would as it's fairly quick and easy to remove. Did you take the wipers and scuttle panel off or isn't it necessary?
It could *probably* be done without removing them, but I found it way easier to just remove them and get them out of the way. They're pretty easy to remove.
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Either way, you have to splice, no matter what.
Or use something like these that I put together just now?
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Finally: gone, but not forgotten.....
1998 D2 PF S8. AgateGrey/Platinum. Every option (I think) except electric rear seats, tiptronic steering wheel, ski hatch, towbar & dimming door mirrors.
e.g. Cruise control, NavPlus/TV, Bose, GSM, Xenons, Solar roof, Parking sensors, Alcantara/leather everywhere of course. (internal dimming mirror added later)
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Old 7th February 2020, 09:27 PM
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Well done.

I was looking at the Audipages guide (http://www.audipages.com/Tech_Articl...anreplace.html ) and they didn't remove the scuttle panel which looks like it gets in the way somewhat.
I was thinking I would as it's fairly quick and easy to remove. Did you take the wipers and scuttle panel off or isn't it necessary?
No I didnít remove either of these, take the grill off and it comes out easily. The d3 motor was the same polarity as the original, my original commutator was destroyed so I just wired it up colour true & hoped for the best, blows better than it ever has. no idea how long it will last but no doubt longer than my gearbox!
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