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11-09-2010 09:37 PM #1
11-10-2010 09:20 AM #2
Re: vent fan not working
Typically the final stage unit (FSU) dies. Pretty simple to replace; It's behind the console above the accelerator area. Sometimes the blower motor itself burns out. The Chinese replacement ones work fine at a fraction of the price, but the job is a PIA. If you change the motor, then do the FSU at the same time in case the FSU is what killed the motor.
If you have the digital control panel, then you may need to replace or at least re-solder a capacitor on the circuit board. Somebody used to offer an exchange service for this; I think it was $50.
Info on all of the above should be in the archives here or on the broader web.
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11-18-2010 07:38 PM #3
Sometimes they stick, too.
Listen to the man, it probably is the final stage resistor. Guess I have done this three times, now.
But on two occasions, the fan just "stuck" and when I opened up the plenum (search online, it ain't too easy, you have to remove the windshield wipers and the plastic cowl cover) and then just "spun" the fan by hand, it worked fine after that.
I think the carbon brushes can get stuck to the armature after a heavy rain. Or it could be a sign the fan is about to fail.
It is not too hard to replace. The hardest part is taking off the wipers, plastic cowl cover, etc.
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