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Heater blower has stopped working in the car... excellent timing i thought to myself!

This morning i thought id check it out in case it was something simple....
Its not..

Its the blower itself, you know the blower thats right under the dashboard in the drivers footwell, behind the steering column and pedals....

So... has anyone managed to get one of these out yet? is there a how to guide anywhere? can't really find much online for it, I'm guessing its a dash removal??

Any help much appreciated



P.S i flash my lights at all Giulietta's....
 

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Heater blower has stopped working in the car... excellent timing i thought to myself!

This morning i thought id check it out in case it was something simple....
Its not..

Its the blower itself, you know the blower thats right under the dashboard in the drivers footwell, behind the steering column and pedals....

So... has anyone managed to get one of these out yet? is there a how to guide anywhere? can't really find much online for it, I'm guessing its a dash removal??

Any help much appreciated



P.S i flash my lights at all Giulietta's....
Afraid you are correct.

For something that appears to be so easily accessible right next to where your feet sit, it is a complete dash out job.

Mine stopped working for a couple of days last winter, but thankfully, it fired up again and has been fine since so keep driving it and keep trying it.

Have you unplugged and plugged it back in at the motor and given it a good smack with a hitting stick yet?
 

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Afraid you are correct.

For something that appears to be so easily accessible right next to where your feet sit, it is a complete dash out job.

Mine stopped working for a couple of days last winter, but thankfully, it fired up again and has been fine since so keep driving it and keep trying it.

Have you unplugged and plugged it back in at the motor and given it a good smack with a hitting stick yet?

Damn it!! yup!it packed up completely, pulled the wires off it this morning and tested them, i have power and earth getting there no problem, gave it a gentle tap with my hand held persuader.. no difference at all.. just dead..

Im going to order a replacement and then try and take out the old blower by undoing the bolts that hold it in and see if i can manoeuvre it out somehow..

what a complete pain in the rear though....
 

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Wish you all the best. Its something I was fearful of attempting and I reckon you are looking at, at least a whole day spent on labour at a garage. In fact, I did briefly chat to a mech that owns an independent that more or less specialises in Alfas, although he says Giuliettas haven't really filtered down to him yet and he was hesitant in giving any committal on time and cost.

Keep us posted how you get on. I'm very interested and as you have probably found, there is practically no info on the internet. In fact, if you was closer, I'd probably of offered to come and lend a hand. Two sets of hands and two heads and all that..
 

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I searched every one said it’s a dash out job not having a spare day in the workshop I removed the steering column 2 nuts 2 bolts and the pinch bolt on the uj popped the covers unplugged the column wiring and removed the compleat column, then removed the clutch switch the resistor pack and tucked the wiring out the way popped the pollon filter cover off and removed the self tapping screw holding the fan in, pushed the tab and rotated the fan anticlockwise until it was free, The fan will not come out of the hole as it’s too big so I removed the three torques screws, and separate the motor plastic cover from the motor flicking the tabs holding the wiring in, then easily remove the plastic cover by pushing the clutch pedal down, The motor was a bit more tricky, but keeping the clutch down and pulling the motor down so the fan was up and gently flexing the fan to get it out, gets a bit snagged on the way back in but done in a few minutes popped in the hole clipped wiring back in and slipped motor cover back on( I marked the cover and one of the motor screw points) Manipulating the cover in position and putting the screws back in, the rest was easy, job was about 1hr 20 ish after head scratching.
 

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I searched every one said it’s a dash out job not having a spare day in the workshop I removed the steering column 2 nuts 2 bolts and the pinch bolt on the uj popped the covers unplugged the column wiring and removed the compleat column, then removed the clutch switch the resistor pack and tucked the wiring out the way popped the pollon filter cover off and removed the self tapping screw holding the fan in, pushed the tab and rotated the fan anticlockwise until it was free, The fan will not come out of the hole as it’s too big so I removed the three torques screws, and separate the motor plastic cover from the motor flicking the tabs holding the wiring in, then easily remove the plastic cover by pushing the clutch pedal down, The motor was a bit more tricky, but keeping the clutch down and pulling the motor down so the fan was up and gently flexing the fan to get it out, gets a bit snagged on the way back in but done in a few minutes popped in the hole clipped wiring back in and slipped motor cover back on( I marked the cover and one of the motor screw points) Manipulating the cover in position and putting the screws back in, the rest was easy, job was about 1hr 20 ish after head scratching.
Wow, Great job!!

I can’t follow everything you wrote. Thankfully I don’t need to do this (and have a left hooker anyway) but respect for managing to do it.
 

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Not so fast on the motor replacement!!

My sons blower stopped working. Replaced resistor and no change. Disconnected and reconnected motor wires and then battery to try re-set. No change. Tried "percussive maintenance" on the motor housing, without success. Facing the dreaded strip out and motor change I took to the local sparky and this is what he did:

Removed trim panel to get access to the pollen filter. Slide off cover and remove pollen filter. Remove resistor pack. Put hand through the pollen filter housing and reached up into the fan motor housing. Fan was stuck. Quick spin and it was free and working. It had simply stuck through the car standing unused for a few weeks.
£10 to fix it! The guy is a genius (and would make a great obstetrician!).
 

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Removed trim panel to get access to the pollen filter. Slide off cover and remove pollen filter. Remove resistor pack. Put hand through the pollen filter housing and reached up into the fan motor housing. Fan was stuck. Quick spin and it was free and working. It had simply stuck through the car standing unused for a few weeks.
£10 to fix it! The guy is a genius (and would make a great obstetrician!).
Hi, I just tried this with my stuck motor and got it working again. I will see how long it lasts.
One thing I'll add is that you don't have to take the pollen filter out to get to the fan. You actually access the fan through the resistor pack hole (ir isn't possible through the pollen filter). Takes a bit of a stretch in to get at it though, but it didn't take too much force to get it unstuck.

Thanks!!
 

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My sons blower stopped working. Replaced resistor and no change. Disconnected and reconnected motor wires and then battery to try re-set. No change. Tried "percussive maintenance" on the motor housing, without success. Facing the dreaded strip out and motor change I took to the local sparky and this is what he did:

Removed trim panel to get access to the pollen filter. Slide off cover and remove pollen filter. Remove resistor pack. Put hand through the pollen filter housing and reached up into the fan motor housing. Fan was stuck. Quick spin and it was free and working. It had simply stuck through the car standing unused for a few weeks.
£10 to fix it! The guy is a genius (and would make a great obstetrician!).
I might give this a go too. I'm getting heat, it's just the driver/passenger vents that are blowing very weak. I can hear the fan spinning but barely anything comes out.

Window and footwell modes seems unaffected.
 

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Hi, I just tried this with my stuck motor and got it working again. I will see how long it lasts.
One thing I'll add is that you don't have to take the pollen filter out to get to the fan. You actually access the fan through the resistor pack hole (ir isn't possible through the pollen filter). Takes a bit of a stretch in to get at it though, but it didn't take too much force to get it unstuck.

Thanks!!
Temp fix still working well...
 

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My sons blower stopped working. Replaced resistor and no change. Disconnected and reconnected motor wires and then battery to try re-set. No change. Tried "percussive maintenance" on the motor housing, without success. Facing the dreaded strip out and motor change I took to the local sparky and this is what he did:

Removed trim panel to get access to the pollen filter. Slide off cover and remove pollen filter. Remove resistor pack. Put hand through the pollen filter housing and reached up into the fan motor housing. Fan was stuck. Quick spin and it was free and working. It had simply stuck through the car standing unused for a few weeks.
£10 to fix it! The guy is a genius (and would make a great obstetrician!).
I wanted to thank you and confirm that my blower was also stuck. a quick spin and it was free and working. Tested for a week and still working. We will see :rofl:
 

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I wanted to thank you and confirm that my blower was also stuck. a quick spin and it was free and working. Tested for a week and still working. We will see
Good to hear, I've lost my blower function too and will give that a try too.

Did yours suddenly stop working or noticed after you didn't use it for a while. Just wondering what causes it to stick.

Anyone replaced theres, are they a common part shared with other cars or do I need to get a Giulietta one only.

Thanks
 

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Thanks for this info. My fan gave up today. At lunch time I took out resistor pack to see if I could move the blades. This was too hard with no real tools to hand. Just had another go and I used my inspection camera to see what I was doing and used it to prove that I was actually moving the blades. I then tried the blower and wow it works again.

Only thing I can add is that, when you turn on the fan I would hear a click and then shortly afterwards I would hear another click. This would seem to me that the first click is power going to blower but then it over currents and switches the supply back off. So if this is what happening then your fan may well be just stuck. Also it would only let you click it on a few times. I think this might be a fail safe and it just won’t turn the fans on for a while as it’s had too many over currents.

Once again thanks for this as I was not looking forward to changing the motor. I might at the weekend squirt do Silicone spray at it to help prevent it seizing again.
 

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Thanks for this info. My fan gave up today. At lunch time I took out resistor pack to see if I could move the blades. This was too hard with no real tools to hand. Just had another go and I used my inspection camera to see what I was doing and used it to prove that I was actually moving the blades. I then tried the blower and wow it works again.

Only thing I can add is that, when you turn on the fan I would hear a click and then shortly afterwards I would hear another click. This would seem to me that the first click is power going to blower but then it over currents and switches the supply back off. So if this is what happening then your fan may well be just stuck. Also it would only let you click it on a few times. I think this might be a fail safe and it just won’t turn the fans on for a while as it’s had too many over currents.

Once again thanks for this as I was not looking forward to changing the motor. I might at the weekend squirt do Silicone spray at it to help prevent it seizing again.
Welcome all. In the case of my son's motor I'm sure it was stuck due to the car standing unused for a few weeks. It would appear that the slightest "stickiness" of the fan motor trips the failsafe.
Anyway, the most important thing is to share these tips to save unnecessary huge expense in dash removal etc. Over the years I have used owners forums to great advantage on a range of vehicles and saved a lot of grief and money.
 

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Damn it!! yup!it packed up completely, pulled the wires off it this morning and tested them, i have power and earth getting there no problem, gave it a gentle tap with my hand held persuader.. no difference at all.. just dead..

Im going to order a replacement and then try and take out the old blower by undoing the bolts that hold it in and see if i can manoeuvre it out somehow..

what a complete pain in the rear though....
I think you can take off steering column and wangle it out with this removed there is a video on you tube showing how ,hope this helps
 
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