I wired my radiator fan directly to my battery on a suggestion from a reputable VW aircooled and diesel mechanic my dad takes his cars to.
I guess the idea is that a blown fuse or faulty wiring would never lead to the fan not working and thus the car overheating. BUT it seems that this just burns up the rad fan switch leading to the fan never coming on. Bummer.
Is there a better way to do this or should I just put it back the way it was? Or is there another reason my switches might be failing?