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    Hi,

    I am trying to change the resistor block due to the common "only working on 4" problem with fan.

    Thanks to help on this forum I have now been able to easily locate the resistor after taking out glove box. However could not replace it due to following:

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    Once I unsecured old resistor I couldn't get it to drop down out of where it is situated.
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    Also (and maybe because of the above) I couldn't get the black connector part to disconnect from the large white plastic clip at the top of the resistor.

    Any tips appreciated,

    Thanks,

    Rob

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    just unplug the loom first and give it a wiggle should drop out after that you need to cut off the old resistor at the top and fix a new one to it, the white and black parts are pretty much just to hold everything together and in the housing i was in and out of mine in half an hour or so

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    John, thanks for your reply. Just clarify the looom has the black connector on the end and I need to unlip this- is that right? I did push in the two small black clips but it didn;t want to seem to want to come out. Will give it another go.

    Cheers

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    http://www.blower-motor-resistor.co....-resistor.html
    this site has a few pics to point you in the right direction i found sticking my head in the foot well and sticking my legs in the air so that i could have a good look at the connectors ect helped more than anything just make sure nobody has a camera waiting to take your picture as you try and get back out lol

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    I found it easy to get out once I removed the black Heater plastic trunking. Held in place with one torx screw and then just wiggle the trunking out. The resistor assembly was then easy peasy to get out. just slide it to the right a bit and it drops out. I then removed the electrical connector by pressing the two small lugs either side of connector and pull off.

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    Thanks for your help, will give it a go.

    Cheers,

    Rob
    Last edited by Rob1966; 20th August 2012 at 17:09. Reason: spelling

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    Finally got round to doing this today. Found it useful to undo the screw holding the plastic panel to the right of where the block is located, (the one to the left and below the gear lever,) and then just moved the panel a bit to make it easier for the resistor block to pull down. Also made it easier when re locating the resistor block into its housing onece I'd fitted the new one to the loom. Then just re positioned the panel and put screw back in to finish job off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob1966 View Post
    Finally got round to doing this today. Found it useful to undo the screw holding the plastic panel to the right of where the block is located, (the one to the left and below the gear lever,) and then just moved the panel a bit to make it easier for the resistor block to pull down. Also made it easier when re locating the resistor block into its housing onece I'd fitted the new one to the loom. Then just re positioned the panel and put screw back in to finish job off.
    did you have water in your passenger footwell then?

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    No, no water in footwell, not sure why resistor blew but seems to all be working ok now. I did check scuttle tray and make sure it wasn't blocked etc and all seemed dry in there with fan moving freely, so fingers crossed it will last a while this time...

    Rob

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    I had this last week on mine, replaced the resistor yesterday and it worked for about 10 mins and now back to square one, any ideas?
    Last edited by JaceyBoy; 18th September 2012 at 13:01.

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