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Re: ventilation fan (archive)

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Posted by Huzurdd on April 27, 2001 at 10:49:42:

In Reply to: ventilation fan posted by Yiorgos on April 27, 2001 at 07:42:31:

Try cleaning the resistor contacts. Most likely when people do have a blower fan failure is only dirt on the contacts. Other times the static charge of dust and dirt shorts the resistor. Our cars use the simple style resistor. Its just coiled up wire mounted outside a plastic plate. The different position have a different amout of coils or bend to offer the correct resistance for fan speed. Its out in the open so it is exposed to a lot of pollution. Just try cleaning it. If it still doesn't work its either the switch or the fan went bad. On any case you save yourself $40 and a a headache down the road with the resistor
Hope this helps......

OK I know about the ventilation fan operating only on max speed (position 4),

but mine stopped working altogether, even the recirculation button lamp does not light.

all the fuses in the fuse box in the engine compartment seem OK.

has anyone any idea if there is a fuse located somewhere esle?

eny suggestion wellcome


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