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kmedina8 07-15-2015 09:23 AM

05' Elise -- A/C Failure
 
My A/C stopped blowing air completely.

I've had a trusted-family mechanic that I've known for years take a look at my Lotus Elise 05' and he told me I need a new blow motor, resistor pack and a heater shut off valve. I told him I'd ask you guys to point me in the direction of where I can make these purchases and what I should expect to pay so I can buy the parts and he can get to work over the weekend. (Its almost 98 degrees every day here in south Florida :facepalm).

surferpkt 07-15-2015 10:40 AM

Are you certain that your resistor pack didn't just burn out due to condensation buildup given how humid its been here lately? There was a service bulletin that went out a few years ago to add & drill/enlarge drain holes in the pan to alleviate this. It also had them relocate the resistor pack. If you didn't have that done, and its outstanding the dealership may cover part of your woe's under the service bulletin?:shrug:

The factory seal on the blower box is horrible and allows leaves and all kinds of crap in which can also block up your drains. Since they'll be going in there, you may want to put a better seal around the blower box to prevent this from occurring again. IMHO

Doge 07-15-2015 12:39 PM

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Originally Posted by surferpkt (Post 4215305)
If you didn't have that done, and its outstanding the dealership may cover part of your woe's under the service bulletin?:shrug:

Service bulletin would not be covered under warranty.

I'd double check who ever looked at your car. Most of the time it's just the resistor pack, not the blower as well.

sturgeongeneral 07-15-2015 12:49 PM

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Originally Posted by doge (Post 4215633)
Service bulletin would not be covered under warranty.

I'd double check who ever looked at your car. Most of the time it's just the resistor pack, not the blower as well.

Doge is correct. Usually just the resistor pack.

surferpkt 07-15-2015 01:10 PM

Good to know, thankfully my resistor pack has never gone out!

Doge 07-16-2015 08:10 AM

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Originally Posted by surferpkt (Post 4215737)
Good to know, thankfully my resistor pack has never gone out!

It's not terrible to do, only thing I really found difficult was getting the a/c box out, and back in. It's a really tight fit!

bofusric 07-16-2015 03:29 PM

where in south florida are located?

kmedina8 07-16-2015 05:22 PM

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Originally Posted by bofusric (Post 4218025)
where in south florida are located?

Boca Raton

Jinrai 07-16-2015 05:33 PM

What exactly are the symptoms of a burnt out resistor pack (vs other AC maladies)? Thanks

bofusric 07-16-2015 05:43 PM

Before mine went out I could smell a slight burning smell for a few days. When it does go out you will have no fan speed at all but you can still hear compressor kick on.

kmedina8 07-16-2015 06:48 PM

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Originally Posted by bofusric (Post 4218281)
Before mine went out I could smell a slight burning smell for a few days. When it does go out you will have no fan speed at all but you can still hear compressor kick on.

I don't have a burning smell symptom but there is no fan speed at all and I can still hear the compressor kick on. Is it recommended that I replace all 3 of the following?

1. Heater fan resistor replacement package (Elise S2) [A120P0148S] - €156.10 : Elise Shop, Performance parts for your Lotus Elise

2. BLOWER MOTOR (LESS RESISTOR) [B117P0163F] - €319.24 : Elise Shop, Performance parts for your Lotus Elise

3. My Lotus Garage

Doge 07-17-2015 08:13 AM

I don't know that I have heard of anyone replacing the blower as well. It's usually not needed.

Doge 07-17-2015 08:14 AM

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Originally Posted by Jinrai (Post 4218241)
What exactly are the symptoms of a burnt out resistor pack (vs other AC maladies)? Thanks

I didn't have a burning smell, but I lost fan speed 1 and 2 for about a month. Then finally lost fan speed 3 a little bit later. The a/c blower stop functioning when the resistor burns.


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