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    Default vec c resistor fix

    its been done before but here's my take on it..

    the good old resistor pack with a blown thermal fuse.
    cut the old fuse out( i used a dremmel)
    then get some terminal block and take one off and strip the plastic off it.
    mount it on a small screwdriver and cut it in half
    then carefully trim and bend the ends over and slip the two halves over each pillar and insert the fuse and tighten
    job done!.

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    Good To Know Mate

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    move to how 2's if applicable.

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    quality, saves trying to solder and blowing fuse.

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    Nice and neat. I used crimp connectors as I didn't have any screw terminal block of a suitable size. But the effect is the same - don't bother trying to solder it, the leads are just too short to take the heat away from the fuse (hence I guess why it's pressure welded originally).

    I've been running my fan on speed 1 for several hours now (ie resistor pack at it's hottest), and it's holding up nicely.

    It's worth changing your pollen filter when you replace the thermal fuse -as a lack of airflow caused by a blocked filter was probably why it blew in the first place.

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    iv just got the car and the pollen filter was BLACK.

    got one coming tomorrow but i had to do the resistor fix my self cos il be ******ed if il pay the stealers prices.

    plus i like the buzz of fixing things myself and sharing my successes.

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    can this be moved to the how2 section admin plz.

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    I did a similar thing on my citroen... dealer wanted £80... thermal fuse 79p from maplin... whats the part No/temp rating?

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    250º i think and cant rem the part number

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    Cant be moved to the how2 section, have to be made again, as the pictures are not on the forum server. (how2 with pictures hosted elsewhere wont be approved)

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