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Old 07-25-2016, 06:55 PM   #1
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12v fan installation inside refrigerator

I want to install a 12v fan inside my Dometic 2652 refrigerator/freezer. Want to tap off of the light inside. I want to attach the power to the fan to the power for the light prior to the switch so the fan stays on as long as the refrigerator is on. On the picture, does anyone know how to take the light off the side of the refrigerator? Do I remove it or can this be done without removing the light to get to the wires?
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Old 07-25-2016, 07:09 PM   #2
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Don't have to remove it just ad a piggyback connector and plug it in.
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Old 07-25-2016, 07:43 PM   #3
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I have same fridge and did the very same thing you are asking about. It seemed easy to pull the switch, tap into the hot wire, then put an alligator clip on the fans neg wire. To turn it on, I clip it to a cooling fin because they are grounded.


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I want to install a 12v fan inside my Dometic 2652 refrigerator/freezer. Want to tap off of the light inside. I want to attach the power to the fan to the power for the light prior to the switch so the fan stays on as long as the refrigerator is on. On the picture, does anyone know how to take the light off the side of the refrigerator? Do I remove it or can this be done without removing the light to get to the wires?





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I have same fridge and did the very same thing you are asking about. It seemed easy to pull the switch, tap into the hot wire, then put an alligator clip on the fans neg wire. To turn it on, I clip it to a cooling fin because they are grounded.


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Thank you for the reply. Pull the switch out of the light fixture?
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Don't have to remove it just ad a piggyback connector and plug it in.
Ok, thanks! That makes it sound easy!
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Old 07-26-2016, 12:42 PM   #6
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I tried to install the fan on our fridge but every time I plugged it in the fuse blew outside. Instructions were clear but finally I gave up. I remember doing what you asked was not a problem but now It is gone from my head. I look at the fan sitting in my garage and still wonder why.

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If you got your fan unit from rvcoolingunit.com, the wire is long enough to feed thru the hole that the sensor comes thru and wire it directly to 12v on the backside of the fridge, thats how I wired mine.
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Installed on the same fridg
u need to find the hot wire and connect with a piggy back switch or it it only work when you have the door open
Took me a couple of tries but no big issue
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If you got your fan unit from rvcoolingunit.com, the wire is long enough to feed thru the hole that the sensor comes thru and wire it directly to 12v on the backside of the fridge, thats how I wired mine.
Yes, was looking at that option this morning. I don't know who it was made by, got it from my friend who didn't need it anymore more?
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While you are at it I suggest you change the frig light bulb to a LED.
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