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Fan stopped working..light doesn't come on 2016 with less than 6000 miles on t
 

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@DennyM So are you talking about the cabin fan or the fans under the hood?
If fans under the hood, do not drive that car until it is resolved.
If cabin fan, it doesn't turn at any speed?
 

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That is referred to as the "blower fan".
Start by checking fuses. According to what I'm looking at, the blower fan is powered by either fuse 27 or fuse 28. Weird that it shows two. Do you know how to check fuses?

Edit: also check fuse 22
 

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It could be a defective resistor or fan amplifier depending upon whether you have climate control or not.
 

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If the ‘A/C Control Panel’ is not lighting up, then power is not getting to the ‘A/C Control Module’.

Check fuses: 7, 22, and 31.
Different fused lines provide power to A/C Control Module, when the Key is in the Off, Accessories, and Ignition positions. (In ‘Off’ position, the Module stores your precious A/C settings). If fuses are Ok, confirm power to Fuse locations (7, 22, and 31).

If “yes”, check for any loose connectors, signs of corrosion, broken wires (animals may chew wires).

Then confirm power to A/C Control Module (pins 15, and 32 on A/C Control wiring harness. Next check A/C Control Module ‘Ground’ wires (pin 34 on same harness).

If ‘Power’ and ‘Ground’ exist, possible dud A/C Module. If no obvious signs of damage (including burnt smell). Try disconnect Module and leave for say 1/2 hour. If a glitch has occurred, it may reset itself once all power is drained out. Reconnect and see if it comes good.

If not test Module....
 

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First thing to check: with the engine cold and not running and the AC system turned off, does the fan spin easily when you move it by hand? If it doesn't spin freely, or at all, the fan bearings have seized; time for a new fan. If the fan spins freely then check the electrical distribution box in the engine bay. In my 2011 Foz the distribution box is a rhomboid-shaped black plastic box squeezed right behind the battery. Take the cover off and you will find a number a high amperage fuses for the high amp circuits in the car (like the fuel pump, headlights, cooling and A/C fans). Use the map on the box lid to see where the AC fan is located and check the fuse. If the fuse is good then you've done all the troubleshooting you can do.

Time to take into the shop.

You know, too much of a good thing isn't such a good thing. A four-year old vehicle ...Subaru or not ....with only 6K on the odo means this car sits for extended periods of time or just flat doesn't get driven much. One of the worst things you can do to motor vehicle is let it sit ...second worst thing you can do to a motor vehicle is not drive it much.

Bad things begin to happen.

Like this.

I'll bet the motor bearings on the fan have seized up.

You need to either drive the car regularly for good distances or get rid of it; as time moves along more stuff will need repair even though the car isn't driven ...or should I say especially because the car isn't driven. Seals and gaskets typically need to have the engine run regularly to keep them in good condition; eventually they dry out and leak. The crappy ethanol-laced gasohol we are forced to use these days (even though we are energy independent) does exceptionally evil things to the insides of the fuel system on any kind of gasoline engine from a lawn mower to your Foz ...especially if it just sits. Brake fluid absorbs water and can cause internal rust in various parts of the brake system and anti-lock brake valve complex.
 
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