Aux cooling fan power?
I spent time Saturday working out why my 86 Quad's aux cooling fan wasn't running. A quick voltage check with a multimeter showed I wasn't getting power, but if I jumped the relay the fan would run (thankfully). After a bit of puzzlement, I traced the power lead back to the driver's side and found that surprisingly, the lead wasn't connected... and it looked like something was melted. This connector(?) looks like remains of some sort of fusible link, and apparently had been this way for a while given the corrosion of the remains. (Sorry, no pic--I can add one later.) For now, I made a connection to the power block and voila! I have cooling fan action for the A/C and at overtemp (tested with a lighter).
My question is twofold:
1) What was that thing?
2) Is what I did safe?
This is the last puzzle before I venture out on the road with a fully functioning cooling system.
1986 Spider Quadrifoglio "Lola", 1965 MG Midget MkII "Gidget", 2011 Mini Cooper S "Nigel"