Xsara Heater Blower Problems

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Xsara Heater Blower Problems

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Hi i have just bought a 51 plate xsara vtr coupe

i love the car but the only fault is the blowers only work on 4!

can anyone please help me on what this is, and how to fix it (i am fairly mechanically minded)

help is much appreciated

iain [/i]

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Post by addo »

Hey Iain, have you read through this recent topic?

http://www.frenchcarforum.co.uk/forum/v ... hp?t=26294

Cheers, Adam.

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Post by Clogzz »

Welcome to our troubles, Iain ! :mrgreen:

If the car doesn’t have air conditioning, a blown fuse link in the speed control resistor causes loss of the lower speeds, while top speed still works because it uses direct feed.

Story here:
http://www.frenchcarforum.co.uk/forum/v ... hp?t=23334

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Post by yorkshirerider »

thanks for the info - the pic you show, were is this part??

and can it be `bodged` as a temp fix with a nail?? i assume its the metal bit with the yellow bit on the end??

im not good with electrics, can i just buy a new resistor from a scrappers??

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Post by Clogzz »

The part shown is attached to the blower motor, to be in the breeze, but covered with a perforated metal shield.
Some models have it in the air duct, very near the blower.

The fuse link is the silvery piece with yellow tip.
A failsafe nail would be good to test for a short while, because if the resistors get hot because of lack of airflow, you could start fireworks.
A replacement from a wreck may be good if it’s still in place without signs of it having gone back and forth several times.

If you’re not good at electrics, this is the opportunity to start somewhere with a cheap multimeter, and measure the fuse link for continuity.
It’s either open and faulty, or closed and good.

Enjoy a good fiddle. :mrgreen: