I just went through 11 blower flans that were failed out of assembly and I was able to confirm it was due to a bad crimp. Talking with Pre-sub they have been seeing an large amount of these fans failing lately.
Once the bad crimp was removed I was able to get a connection and supply power to the fan. I used two different tests to confirm that these fans were working after cutting off the crimp. I used a multimeter to make sure that the wire had a good connection and followed it up with the MER desktop power supply to confirm that the fans were turning on.