I thought that I would add a few pics to the threads on heater blowers not working or strange burning / disinfectant smells when it is switched on.
These show where the component is, how it is held in (I dropped a screw down behind the carpet the previous time I attended to this so the cross head screw replaces the normal 5.5mm hex headed screw.)
Note3: the original hex headed screws are 5.5mm. 5mm is too small and 6mm is too big. 5.5mm or 7/32" if you have one!
Hey Kandlbarrett, this is so valuable and it's crystal clear where to find it and how to remove it. Many thanks for your guide!
, I am not able to remove the large black connector from the resistor - as you've done it in the last picture. I tried to pull but only moves like ~1mm and doesn't come out. Is there any clip that needs to be pushed in order to release the connector from the slot? I cannot figure it out.
I am thinking that if it moves ~1mm, then it's not really melted together with the resistor.
The bad smell started like 1 week ago and after 4 days the fan stopped working... so after reading your posts I manged to reach the connector and just moved it a little bit and then the fan started working again.
But now I'm worried that this is just a temporary fix and there will be more damage soon, if I cannot remove and clean the area, eventually reworking the connector contacts.
- I am suspecting that this might have something to do with the battery. I replaced my old dead battery of 70Ah/640A with a slightly more powerful one: 78Ah/760A right the day before the smell started to come out during driving to work.
Do you think this could be a valid reason?
My car is a saloon 159 2.4JTDm 200PS - 2006
Thank you all!