Forced air ventilation (non-AC)
I have the bog standard heater system in the 155. The fan speed dial has about a third of a turn before fan speed 1,2,3,4. There is meant to be forced air only into the cabin on this setting (no fan). I get nothing, and the switch only just goes past 1. It springs back if turned further anti-clockwise.
Someone suggested the pollen filter, so I checked whilst I was sorting out the juddery wipers last weekend. I haven't got one! Just a plastic cover over an intake flap. I assume that the AC models have one, whilst the heater only ones don't.
Anyway... The flap opens differing amounts depending on where the fan switch is (sort of makes sense), but is completely shut just past '1' on the dial, explaining the total lack of any forced air. I guess that the cable linking the flap to the dial isn't the right length, or needs adjusting. Is this normal? I couldn't see any way of doing it from the top, so I guess it needs to be done from the dash side. How difficult is it to remove the facia (without destroying it)? Shall I just live with it?
I've also noticed that ther is no recirculation option. I have to stop the ventilation completely if I'm following something smelly!
Sorry for the long post.
'97 2.0 16v