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need a quick fix please.......as im getting a wee bit hot with this lovelly warm weather......... I have no internal fan/blower working.......removed resistor to find electrical connections both on unit and connector badly heat damaged..... HELP
 

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I have just fixed this on my wife's 07 plate 159. In the passenger footwell below the glove box is a piece of hard backed carpet held in by two thumb screws. Remove he thumb screws and that releases the carpet. That reveals the heater blower; at the front and between the blower and transmission tunnel is the resistor. It has two cables attached and is held in by two 5.5mm hex headed screws (5mm is to small and 6mm to large) so make sure you have the right size socket before starting.
Remove the connectors and then the screws. When you drop the screw behind the carpet a standard self taping screw or similar will suffice to replace it!
Now on my wife's car the heater had smelt of burning for a while but I did not need to renew the resistor. It seems that a poor contact between the black cable large connector and the connector spade on the resistor was the problem. A careful bend on connector improved the contact and and voila all working and no TCP smell! 20mins job done.
 

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Mr kandlbarrett you have just been elevated to alfa god.

Not only has my engine been doing all sorts of stupid things to annoy me, the heater blower packed up on the way home, in the true "can't be simple" alfa way.

The TCP smell was the give away!

Only mine thought it'd go one stage further...

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:eek:

This 159 is trying my patience....temporarily fixed by cutting out the burned out plug, resoldering the pins to the frazzled pcb and then chopping the case round till 2 blue spades fitted. Suppose I'll need one of them and some loom now!!

But a big THANK YOU for your post. Very handy :)
 

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I'll start by apologising for starting on an old post however I've had a similar issue on my 07, 159 jtdm 1.9 saloon. I hadn't noticed a TCP smell but heater blower completely packed up after about 1 week of intermittent running. Being in UK and winter upon us (as well as storms Ciara and Dennis). Read this post and replaced the heater resistor but to no avail. Control unit active and has that minor click to say it's engaged but no hot or cold air coming out on any of the settings including windscreen demister. None of cables or connectors we're in bad shape, however I read the resistor may have gotten internally. Not sure what next to check son any help / advice greatly appreciated.
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I had the TCP smell for a couple of years and like others traced it to the burn out wiring. After replacing the wiring, all seemed good for another year then the fan finally packed up. It turned out that the fan, which although running, had got progressively tight causing it to draw excessive current so it’s worth checking that the fan spins freely while doing the wiring repair.
 
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