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Intermittent Blower
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Hi all,

I have a desire 2.0HDI 53 plate (04). The blowers are intermittent. Sometimes they do not come on at all, then half way through journey they will come on.

I have no mechanical knowledge whatsoever and am willing to give it a go.

Any ideas would be most appreciated.
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#2
sound like the resistor pack do an ebay search for one then try youtube there is bound to be someone on there doing a tutorial.
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Sounds like good advice. They appear to quite often get stuck on full blast (mine has done it twice over 12 years). If you search on "heater switch" you will find a couple of threads on it.
Spent 2 hours today with my head and shoulders in the passenger footwell and my feet hanging out of the drivers window fitting the resistor pack. It's not rocket science, just uncomfortable!
Worked though.  Smile
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(10-03-2017, 08:30 PM)Chris Baker Wrote:  Sounds like good advice. They appear to quite often get stuck on full blast (mine has done it twice over 12 years). If you search on "heater switch" you will find a couple of threads on it.
Spent 2 hours today with my head and shoulders in the passenger footwell and my feet hanging out of the drivers window fitting the resistor pack. It's not rocket science, just uncomfortable!
Worked though.  Smile

Thanks all will look into it
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(10-03-2017, 08:30 PM)Chris Baker Wrote:  Sounds like good advice. They appear to quite often get stuck on full blast (mine has done it twice over 12 years). If you search on "heater switch" you will find a couple of threads on it.
Spent 2 hours today with my head and shoulders in the passenger footwell and my feet hanging out of the drivers window fitting the resistor pack. It's not rocket science, just uncomfortable!
Worked though.  Smile
You're doing it wrong then!

It took me 5 mins to refit mine today Smile

Remove carpet trim.
Kneel outside car, twist like a cat and look up under the dash. Remove the 3x8mm bolts that hold the heater blower in. Wiggle blower unit out, disconnect cables and rubber pipe.

Take motor unit into house, undo two screws on the base and pull the fan and motor out. Undo the two 8mm bolts that hold the resistor pack in.

I soldered new transistors in mine.

Reverse the above to put it all back together.
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(10-03-2017, 10:43 PM)JimmyD Wrote:  
(10-03-2017, 08:30 PM)Chris Baker Wrote:  Sounds like good advice. They appear to quite often get stuck on full blast (mine has done it twice over 12 years). If you search on "heater switch" you will find a couple of threads on it.
Spent 2 hours today with my head and shoulders in the passenger footwell and my feet hanging out of the drivers window fitting the resistor pack. It's not rocket science, just uncomfortable!
Worked though.  Smile

Thanks all will look into it
If you're anywhere near Reading, I have a spare working resistor pack which I can fit for a nominal sum Smile I.e. the cost of the thing itself and enough for a large Latte with 2 extra shots from Costa..
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(10-03-2017, 11:11 PM)Growler73 Wrote:  
(10-03-2017, 08:30 PM)Chris Baker Wrote:  Sounds like good advice. They appear to quite often get stuck on full blast (mine has done it twice over 12 years). If you search on "heater switch" you will find a couple of threads on it.
Spent 2 hours today with my head and shoulders in the passenger footwell and my feet hanging out of the drivers window fitting the resistor pack. It's not rocket science, just uncomfortable!
Worked though.  Smile
You're doing it wrong then!

It took me 5 mins to refit mine today Smile

Remove carpet trim.
Kneel outside car, twist like a cat and look up under the dash. Remove the 3x8mm bolts that hold the heater blower in.  Wiggle blower unit out,  disconnect cables and rubber pipe.

Take motor unit into house, undo two screws on the base and pull the fan and motor out. Undo the two 8mm bolts that hold the resistor pack in.

I soldered new transistors in mine.

Reverse the above to put it all back together.

Fair point, I may have been stretching it at 2 hours. Unfortunately I have fitted a large dog guard behind the front seats and a dog cage behind that so the seats do not slide back very much (the usual driver is not the tallest of ladies). I could not fit my shoulders into the footwell from outside. I did consider taking out the seat, anything is better than taking all of the rest out. TBH, I needed the exercise!
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(10-03-2017, 11:13 PM)Growler73 Wrote:  
(10-03-2017, 10:43 PM)JimmyD Wrote:  
(10-03-2017, 08:30 PM)Chris Baker Wrote:  Sounds like good advice. They appear to quite often get stuck on full blast (mine has done it twice over 12 years). If you search on "heater switch" you will find a couple of threads on it.
Spent 2 hours today with my head and shoulders in the passenger footwell and my feet hanging out of the drivers window fitting the resistor pack. It's not rocket science, just uncomfortable!
Worked though.  Smile

Thanks all will look into it
If you're anywhere near Reading, I have a spare working resistor pack which I can fit for a nominal sum Smile I.e. the cost of the thing itself and enough for a large Latte with 2 extra shots from Costa..
Thanks for the offer but i am near Cardiff. Would be a long journey. However i would be interested in purchasing it from you so i know it the correct part........ Would you be willing to post?
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