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1995 VW golf: Radiator Fan wont turn! First time "Das Auto" Owner

Ok,

Just bought a 1995 VW Golf Manual Trans. 2.0L 4cyl. 74K $1400 She was running perfectly (and still is). When i bought it i replaced the oil filter, air filter, distributor, distributor cap, spark plugs and wires, timing belt, and changed all fluids. Is gonna need a new front oil seal in the future.

Feeling good about all of this just yesterday I saw that the temp was rising above half and when looking closer i saw that the radiator fan was not running. Checked all the fuses and they were looking good

So I went and replaced the thermoswitch for the fan that is located in the upper left of the radiator. Nothing, i then went and bought a new fan motor assembly and swapped out the old one, nothing still.

My question is what is my next step.

1) Is the female connector to the thermoswitch or radiator fan bad and how do i test that?

2) Is it possible that the thermostat for the cooling system is not operating properly and it is not letting hot coolant to the radiator to allow the sensor to start the radiator fan?

3) From what Ive read, there is a fan relay as well that is located underneath the coolant overflow bubble or whatever the hell it is. I checked the fuse in the clear plastic in front of it and that was fine but would replacing the whole assembly help solve my issue?

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You'll have to test the thermoswitch harness by jumping it with a paperclip. Pull it off the thermoswitch and make the paper clip into a U shape. There is 3 terminals on the harness, play around with the combos. You should get a high speed and low speed when the correct terminals are jumped. If that all works then your electrical is all fine.
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