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nsmith1180

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3,938 posts

64 months

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Monday 8th October 2012 quote quote all
OK, having just got a new full time job today, my car decided to celebrate by braking!

I have a 2003 C3 Exclusive, thats the one with climate control.

The fan has stopped working, no air circulation what so ever! This is a problem as it is pissing it down and the car steams up quickly.

I have checked the fuse marked AIR BLOWER and it is intact. The climate control panel is working and lights up. All the buttons make the screen do the right thing. No other electrical item is malfunctioning, which makes a change. It is, after all, a used French car.

Anyone have any ideas. I am dreading it being the fan itself, which I don't think it is because it has worked fine for months and has not made any weird noises.

A quick response and a quick fix would be lovely, as I am due in work at five thirty in the morning and dont fancy celebrating my new Full Time status by phoning in Mechanically dead!

Regards,

Nick.

StoatInACoat

833 posts

71 months

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Tuesday 9th October 2012 quote quote all
First, change or remove the pollen filter.

Even if it is the fan (which would be my first thought) it might not be expensive or difficult to fix. I have replaced two in 306's with aircon using £20 second hand units with no problems. I imagine it's a similar setup and the fan is hiding behind and under the glovebox under a piece of trim and held is using a selection of T15 screws. Pull it out, bash all the crap out of it and grease it then pop it back in and see if it spins. If it does it'll probably last like that for a while before it dies completely.

nsmith1180

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3,938 posts

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Wednesday 10th October 2012 quote quote all
StoatInACoat said:
First, change or remove the pollen filter.

Even if it is the fan (which would be my first thought) it might not be expensive or difficult to fix. I have replaced two in 306's with aircon using £20 second hand units with no problems. I imagine it's a similar setup and the fan is hiding behind and under the glovebox under a piece of trim and held is using a selection of T15 screws. Pull it out, bash all the crap out of it and grease it then pop it back in and see if it spins. If it does it'll probably last like that for a while before it dies completely.
Thank you for your help. Thats the weekend sorted then!

megamaniac

885 posts

102 months

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Thursday 11th October 2012 quote quote all
Could also be heater resistor module.
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