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Heater: This is what pain really looks like
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(27-03-2021, 03:22 PM)jj9 Wrote:  
(26-03-2021, 06:51 PM)Gadgetman Wrote:  That is the resistor pack for the fan speed on the M49. Or at least on MY M49...    
It's not the 'remove a screw and pull it out' little package used on cars with AC.

This thing can NOT be pulled out of the hole it's mounted in at all. 
I only got it out by removing the fan motor, yanking out the cable connector, then using a flex 'claw'(you know, the junk they sell that's supposed to be able to pick up nuts and bolts dropped into awkward areas) I pushed it towrds the front of the car and to the edge of the moving lid under it(I think its the one that switches between outside air and recirculating) and gingerly fishing with my  fingers in the gap when I tilted the lid...    

And of course, I had to do this while laying across the front seats and with my head and one shoulder in the passenger footwell. 

I expect getting a replacement into place will be an even greater adventure...    

Someone please shoot me now...

If the resistor pack does not fit through the hole inside the car it obviously wasn't fitted that way, I think you may find that it is fitted / removed from the other side . .  via the heater air intake in the engine bay, under the wiper panel.  

If you take a look down the heater air intake your nightmare job may just become a dream!


.jj9 - that has sparked a distant memory  Rolleyes  because that's where the ZX one lived - sitting in cool air under the heater intake.
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(27-03-2021, 02:54 PM)oilyrag Wrote:  Sounds a pig of a job - I think I'd make up a short loom to extend the wiring and mount the resistor pack somewhere else. I seem to recall being able to fit new resistors to a similar unit in a ZX, which was a lot easier to get at.

The resistor pack needs to stay in the airflow or it will quickly overheat, so it can't be relocated.

(27-03-2021, 03:22 PM)jj9 Wrote:  If the resistor pack does not fit through the hole inside the car it obviously wasn't fitted that way, I think you may find that it is fitted / removed from the other side . .  via the heater air intake in the engine bay, under the wiper panel.  

If you take a look down the heater air intake your nightmare job may just become a dream!

I just have to remove the plastic grille, and the wiper motor... Not really my best fantasy, but not a nightmare, either...

We'll see when the replacement shows up.
I'm not dismantling more than I already have before parts arrive since I actually have to keep the car on the road.
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#13
I don't think the wiper motor will have to be removed to gain access, the wiper arms will have to come off to allow removal of the plastic grill, that is unless the grill will lift enough from the front edge to allow your hands in.

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My vehicle .... 2006 (m59) Berlingo Multispace Desire - 1.6 HDI 92 
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#14
This is a lefthand steering M49.

The blower assembly is on the righthand side. And under the plastic grille between the windshield and the bonnet, the wiper motor is also on the righthand side.

The grille is easy to remove without messing with the wiper arms, so I had a peek...
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#15
Yes, but surely the wiper motor won't be positioned directly over the heater air intake restricting access.

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My vehicle .... 2006 (m59) Berlingo Multispace Desire - 1.6 HDI 92 
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#16
Did you manage to write that and keep a straight face?
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#17
Big Grin  . . . I'm just picturing the job I'm not looking at it like you are, to be honest I can't remember what my own car looks like under the plastic grille let alone a Left hand Drive 1999 M49.

Post up a picture of it when you do the job so we can see the layout.

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My vehicle .... 2006 (m59) Berlingo Multispace Desire - 1.6 HDI 92 
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Have you got this back together yet?

(27-03-2021, 04:14 PM)oilyrag Wrote:  .jj9 - that has sparked a distant memory  Rolleyes  because that's where the ZX one lived - sitting in cool air under the heater intake.

I'm interested in how the resistor pack is fitted as like oilyrag I also have a distant memory of fitting one on a ZX and I'm wondering if your M49 is the same sort of set up.

It would be good if you could post up some photos of the resistor in place to jog our memories. 

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My vehicle .... 2006 (m59) Berlingo Multispace Desire - 1.6 HDI 92 
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#19
I received the replacement yesterday, but haven't found the courage to start on the job, yet...
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#20
I don't know if it's just me but whenever I have had a broken heater on a vehicle you seem to feel cold all of the time.  Huh

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My vehicle .... 2006 (m59) Berlingo Multispace Desire - 1.6 HDI 92 
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