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#1 2017-01-10 22:22:35

Watergypsy
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Registered: 2016-05-12
Posts: 89

Heater blower

My heater blower packed up on sunday! perfect timing for the cold spell in next few days neutral
Stripped it out today and the motor actually works fine with direct feed bypassing resisistors and speed controller so got one of these on order http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/201629145811? … BIDX%3AITr
Hopefully will work anybody experienced this fault here? seems to be a common one


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#2 2017-01-10 23:54:54

Casper
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From: East Lothian
Registered: 2015-12-20
Posts: 1,486

Re: Heater blower

Mine worked fine on low and high. Between was a hit and a miss. Changed the dash slider and it was fine for a couple of weeks and back to a hit n miss. Left it as after that as i could not be arsed with the strip down smile

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#3 2017-01-11 00:18:12

Watergypsy
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Registered: 2016-05-12
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Re: Heater blower

This was hit and miss since I owned it too, I realized if I don't touch the speed control and leave it at 3/4 it keeps going.
Of course I overlooked giving my f@cking brother a lift home from the pub and him wacking it up to full after a few beers big_smile
This was nearly the last straw for this old van and like you couldn't be arsed to fix it but old good vans are hard to find so give the old gal one  last breath

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#4 2017-01-11 01:16:20

Casper
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From: East Lothian
Registered: 2015-12-20
Posts: 1,486

Re: Heater blower

Watergypsy wrote:

This was hit and miss since I owned it too, I realized if I don't touch the speed control and leave it at 3/4 it keeps going.
Of course I overlooked giving my f@cking brother a lift home from the pub and him wacking it up to full after a few beers big_smile
This was nearly the last straw for this old van and like you couldn't be arsed to fix it but old good vans are hard to find so give the old gal one  last breath

How many volts is a Scalextric car? If 12 volts you could use a speed control gun as the speed control  big_smile Just take out the trigger return switch and all you need is on off power from the fan. Thats the jock talking or is it drink? Hmm

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#5 2017-01-11 21:58:31

Watergypsy
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Registered: 2016-05-12
Posts: 89

Re: Heater blower

Casper wrote:
Watergypsy wrote:

This was hit and miss since I owned it too, I realized if I don't touch the speed control and leave it at 3/4 it keeps going.
Of course I overlooked giving my f@cking brother a lift home from the pub and him wacking it up to full after a few beers big_smile
This was nearly the last straw for this old van and like you couldn't be arsed to fix it but old good vans are hard to find so give the old gal one  last breath

How many volts is a Scalextric car? If 12 volts you could use a speed control gun as the speed control  big_smile Just take out the trigger return switch and all you need is on off power from the fan. Thats the jock talking or is it drink? Hmm

LoL I like your way of thinking but unfortunately the fan motor draws a lot of amps so need  a speed controller up to the job, theres every chance this one won't last long, time will tell I suppose


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#6 2020-01-14 23:08:08

unter
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Registered: 2016-03-06
Posts: 32

Re: Heater blower

well the blower fan/motor is easy to remove, its under the glovebox, a cylinder shape, the motor magnets wear or get jammed.  its not brushless.


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#7 2020-01-18 12:56:50

Rabnudj
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Registered: 2019-05-04
Posts: 22

Re: Heater blower

take a look under the passenger side dash, you will see the blower unit and there is a connection on the underside of it. mine over heated at this connection and the connection broke down. I totally removed the plastic connector block and connectors. Soldered on standard spade type and all was well

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#8 2020-01-18 14:16:41

MRE
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Registered: 2019-11-17
Posts: 3

Re: Heater blower

Hi guys, my first post.
I've started noting down any work i've done to my van so i can remember for next time (I'm no professional mechanic)
I removed the blower the other day, hope it helps...... https://thefixinglibrary.blogspot.com/2 … r-fan.html
Got some more stuff to add to the blog, hope it'll help folk. smile

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#9 2020-01-18 22:00:55

Zippypilot
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From: Sussex
Registered: 2019-06-25
Posts: 62

Re: Heater blower

I had recently the same problem, intermittent working of the fan blower (the fan is very squeaky every now and then) which would just shut down on any setting of the slider and then come back. last week it packed up totally. Today looking through these posts I thought I would try to remove the fan its self, thinking the squeaking sound means it needs replacing and is the fault for stopping working, so looking behind the glove box to see what tools I needed for the job, there was a green relay hanging down out of its mount, reattached it and pushed the relay to make sure it was still connected. .   started the van to drive to my workshop and the bast*rd started working! I had no idea this relay was anything to do with the system, checking through it is! I would suggest changing this relay before doing anything else as cheap starter diagnosis elimination before pulling everything apart!. The fan now works from off and all through the full range of the slider. Hope this helps.

PS the relay is to the bottom right of the fuse box behind the glove box

Last edited by Zippypilot (2020-02-16 19:25:12)

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#10 2020-01-18 22:19:09

Zippypilot
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From: Sussex
Registered: 2019-06-25
Posts: 62

Re: Heater blower

MRE wrote:

Hi guys, my first post.
I've started noting down any work i've done to my van so i can remember for next time (I'm no professional mechanic)
I removed the blower the other day, hope it helps...... https://thefixinglibrary.blogspot.com/2 … r-fan.html
Got some more stuff to add to the blog, hope it'll help folk. smile

Hi MRE, this post is what prompted me to have a go changing the fan. Great work on the link you provided, exactly what people need as there are no manuals for the Dispatch as far as I know! Thanks for posting it.

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#11 2020-01-19 13:34:28

Tiree
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From: Galloway
Registered: 2013-09-20
Posts: 294

Re: Heater blower

MRE wrote:

Hi guys, my first post.
I've started noting down any work i've done to my van so i can remember for next time (I'm no professional mechanic)
I removed the blower the other day, hope it helps...... https://thefixinglibrary.blogspot.com/2 … r-fan.html
Got some more stuff to add to the blog, hope it'll help folk. smile

Welcome .. and wow! - great work MRE.

Zippypilot wrote:

started the van to drive to my workshop and the bast*rd started working!

This reminds me of when, after a year or so of not working at all, my fan came on suddenly at full blast while driving through Glasgow and I got showered with with debris and dead flies!

Had to pull over and sort it out. What a mess!

I did eventually take the blower out and replaced the resistor. Such a joy to have warm air on tap again!


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#12 2020-01-21 20:29:49

Zippypilot
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From: Sussex
Registered: 2019-06-25
Posts: 62

Re: Heater blower

Tiree wrote:
MRE wrote:

Hi guys, my first post.
I've started noting down any work i've done to my van so i can remember for next time (I'm no professional mechanic)
I removed the blower the other day, hope it helps...... https://thefixinglibrary.blogspot.com/2 … r-fan.html
Got some more stuff to add to the blog, hope it'll help folk. smile

Welcome .. and wow! - great work MRE.

Zippypilot wrote:

started the van to drive to my workshop and the bast*rd started working!

This reminds me of when, after a year or so of not working at all, my fan came on suddenly at full blast while driving through Glasgow and I got showered with with debris and dead flies!

Had to pull over and sort it out. What a mess!

I did eventually take the blower out and replaced the resistor. Such a joy to have warm air on tap again!

I hate to think whats in mine when I take it out for (hopefully a quick lube of the bearings) sounds like minced mice!

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