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    Thread: How to replace a heater blower motor?

    1. Member Turbo2L's Avatar
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      01-02-2009 06:20 PM #1
      Ill keep it short. My heater blower doesn't work anymore, so I think I need to replace it. How hard is this to do, and can someone maybe explain how to do it?
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    2. 01-02-2009 06:25 PM #2
      Quote, originally posted by Turbo2L »
      Ill keep it short. My heater blower doesn't work anymore, so I think I need to replace it. How hard is this to do, and can someone maybe explain how to do it?
      Thanks

      1. remove your kneebar.
      2. remove glove compartment.
      3. Remove the blower motor by depressing the retaining lug and twisting the assembly off as shown. Disconnect the electrical connector. Installation is the reverse of removal.

      Blower motor being removed. Push retaining tab (A) and rotate motor in direction of arrow.

    3. 01-02-2009 06:26 PM #3
      took that from a bentley.

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      01-02-2009 06:29 PM #4
      that's for non-a/c
      a/c equipped cars are different.

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      01-02-2009 06:30 PM #5
      wow awesome thanks. Seems easy. Also is that for non a/c? or is there even a difference?
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    6. 01-02-2009 06:31 PM #6
      Quote, originally posted by secondgen »
      that's for non-a/c
      a/c equipped cars are different.

      his profile says turbo. i assume hes non-AC at this point.

    7. 01-02-2009 06:31 PM #7
      Quote, originally posted by Turbo2L »
      wow awesome thanks. Seems easy. Also is that for non a/c? or is there even a difference?

      the box's are different, but its still very straight forward. same concept.

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      01-02-2009 06:32 PM #8
      Yes that would be correct. Thanks guys
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    9. 01-31-2009 08:17 AM #9
      did mine today,thermal fuse gone wrong,got myself a temp. replacement at the junkyard,came back home and installed it,guess what?the fan barely moved,only on the highest speed it worked,took the blower motor apart and cleaned it out with a compressor ''air'' gun and some finger-grease:p,then i lubed it up with ZEP45 industrial lubricant,some other thing i did,if you remove the round cap that's located on the bottom of the blower,i put some grease on the inside of the cap,so whenever the fan is rotating there is still grease on it,now moisture or whatever that gets there has no chance of blocking the fan again...


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      02-06-2009 11:43 AM #10
      k so I finally got it installed and she now worky...anyone have any ideas what the problem could be? and yes I do know it works I tested it
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      02-06-2009 11:47 AM #11
      now worky or no worky?
      Test the fan switch. My cars only work on high, which I've been told is a precursor to them not working at all.
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      02-06-2009 11:59 AM #12
      Quote, originally posted by fliz »
      now worky or no worky?
      Test the fan switch. My cars only work on high, which I've been told is a precursor to them not working at all.

      If speeds 1-3 work but not 4, its the fan adjuster switch. If 4 only works it the blower motor.

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      02-06-2009 12:23 PM #13

      My fan switch only has three speeds. 3 is the only one that works.
      I've replaced the blower (different issue, sucked the foam in and burned up the motor), and the new blower is the same.
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      02-06-2009 12:40 PM #14
      if 1-3 works and 4 doesnt its prob a swap car.

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      07-30-2009 07:23 PM #15
      decided to resurrect this thread as I have a couple of questions about this. how long does it take to replace the blower motor on an A/C car? Mine is a 92 GLI. I have a Bentley and it sounds like all I need to do is remove the knee bar and glove box and I'm there. Is it that easy? BTW I have no fan 1-3 speeds and replacing the blower motor, the resistor pack, and the switch if necessary. Thanks
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      07-30-2009 07:29 PM #16
      Never mind.....I think I found what I was looking for in the search
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    17. 08-26-2009 01:55 PM #17
      i am having the same problem- 1-3 work fine, 4 does not...
      how hard to replace this fan adjuster switch and where is it?


      Modified by ejp2fast at 10:57 AM 8-26-2009

    18. 08-28-2009 09:55 AM #18
      bump..

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      01-25-2011 10:33 PM #19
      Just did mine, took no more than 20mins. I have a 1990 VW Golf Diesel, only had to remove the so called kneebar (the pocket thing below the glove box). Don't forget to keep the old resistor/ wiring harness from the old motor, that is needed on the new one. Canadian Tire would have charged me $300!! Instead I bought the blower online from http://www.autopartsonlinecanada.com/. Savings by doing it myself = $90/hour!! (accounting for time I spent online reading this forum etc).

    20. 02-05-2015 05:02 PM #20
      i have a 2007 passat 2.0t and i had only power on level 4. when i did some research i found it to be the blower motor resistor. so i replaced it and now a year later i have ordered another resistor. but this time.... i want to know why it blew my resistor. those shouldnt go out... hardly EVER!.... upon further research my blower motor fan is pushing more than 10 amps due to the fact that the blower motor is defective. precursors were a squeal when cold and it hardly blew air at level 1.

      in short... if you have no power 1-3 but only 4 then its probably the resistor but i would do further research as to why the resistor's fail safe is blowing. in my experience this is what i have found. i hope it helps to educate someone else in their time of need and im no mechanic... just here to try and offer suggestions.
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    21. 02-05-2015 05:03 PM #21
      forgot to add a link to my other post.. of a "how to"

      may or may not be universal.. but should help you to "access" the blower motor

      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...C-Blower-Motor
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