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Loss of heater fan on low speed 1 and 2 - working on 3 and 4

Discussion in 'VR - VS Holden Commodore (1993 - 1997)' started by Gus The Snail, Apr 11, 2009.

  1. Gus The Snail

    Gus The Snail Born to be dizlegzic

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    My ute has lost low speed interior fan 1 and 2 , 3 and 4 still blow air , a/c on or off its the same.. no air circulating on fan speed 1 or 2 , but blows air fine on 3 and 4. I have checked fuses and relays under the bonnet ( there is none for it under dash - mine is a series 2 VS ) they were all ok ,Have fitted an new fan speed switch , even swapped the relay for the horn relay next to it ( which i know works ) , but still have no low speed fan. Any ideas?
     
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    88GreenVN Next Exit Left

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    Fan resistor is busted - top of the heater box under the wiper cowling. Very common issue and there is a how to fix thread some place on here
     
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    Gus The Snail Born to be dizlegzic

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    cheers.. i'll pop the bonnet now and go hunting
     
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    woteva NEED 4 SPEED

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    You need to remove the wiper arms and the plastic cowl sheild. There is a small cover to remove to gain access to the resistor pack.
    Just get a new 1 from holdens. I replaced mine about 18 months ago, it cost about $40.
    Be carefull removing the plastic cowl sheild clips. I have heard of some people ending up cracking their windscreen:cry:
     
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    Gus The Snail Born to be dizlegzic

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    are the 2 the same? as in if i get one from the wreckers , will the 3-4 fit in or are they specific as to what they are supposed to run?
     
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    Gus The Snail Born to be dizlegzic

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    cheers hako.. have just finished reading it.. will be off to the wreckers tomorrow for a replacement and a spare
     
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    woteva NEED 4 SPEED

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    The new 1 from holden is different. It doesn't have the wire coils that seem to burn out. It looks like the resistors are now sandwiched between 2 heatsinks.
     
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    the newer resistors still fit and work though i have the new type in my vr and it works fine
     
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    Gus The Snail Born to be dizlegzic

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    Well finally made it to the wreckers and pulled 2 out ( most were already taken ) as i want a spare.. cost me nothing ( cept the $2 entry fee ) , installed it , and hey presto , fan works on low speeds now.. thanx all for helping solve the problem.. now tomorrow i can gas my A/C and throw some tyres on the front!.

    p.s i do AC for a job , topping up ac is childs play ;)
     

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