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post #121 of 169 (permalink) Old 09-09-2013, 04:58 PM
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mine burnt today completely it started last week where it smelled like something was burning on speed 3, then today, all of them stopped working. I will have to have the dealer fix it, cause i wont know how to fix it.

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Finally doing mine in a couple weeks. I was wondering why I kept smelling a burning smell! Duh!
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Just a small nit to pic. You shouldn't solder wires in a car - crimped connectors are much, much better - stronger and they don't fatigue crack.

Instead of re-using the connector pins, you can get new ones to crimp onto the wires (a good electronics supply store should have them) that insert into the connectors.
Listen to this guy. I'm currently working on a heater case where they used solder instead of crimping...

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Finally did this! Thanks for the write up. One thing that was not super clear, that may help: It was not real clear that the Orange wire going into the new resistor pack also junctions to the new #10 power wire from the fan. The one picture you had does not show that. I figured it out and it tests perfect. Now to put it back together.

NOTE: The new #10 wires *really* do help power up the fan a lot more. It was weak at best before, now that thing really spins and puts some air through the vents!!!
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Bump.... Summer is around the corner.... Get your resistors packs fixed..


Oh and if anyone can help me fix mine let me know. I will buy you all the drinks you want and we can go eat steak after
The clam is off already. Car is in st. Charles area

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Bump.... Summer is around the corner.... Get your resistors packs fixed..


Oh and if anyone can help me fix mine let me know. I will buy you all the drinks you want and we can go eat steak after
The clam is off already. Car is in st. Charles area
Send me a PM I can help you some and at the minimum tell you what you have to do as the how to threads are not complete on here and if you follow them you will waste time and get frustrated and maybe break something or break something over something else just to try and feel better. They call it a nightmare for a reason but if you know what to do it is just very tedious. I am in West Chicago which is right next to you.
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I'm still trying to get the HVAC out. I already removed the dryer (by disconnecting the coolant line on both sides of the dryer).

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I don't know what to do with the two coolant hoses that are coming out of that aluminum cube thing. The fat one goes down underneath the HVAC, and the skinny one goes into the HVAC such that the only way to remove the HVAC is to remove the skinny pipe with it. I don't know how to separate the connections to that aluminum box.

If I can figure out how to separate out that small coolant line I will have my HVAC out!!
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That screw comes off... it holds down an aluminum plate, which holds down those aluminum tubes

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I had help when I did mine... and I remember some of the stuff

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Haha - I'm so stupid! i just googled a picture of an hvac already taken out and i could see that those hoses could be disconnected from the top of the aluminum box. good call marius!

my hvac is out! woohooo!!
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Haha - I'm so stupid! i just googled a picture of an hvac already taken out and i could see that those hoses could be disconnected from the top of the aluminum box. good call marius!

my hvac is out! woohooo!!

Awesome! !! That was the feeling I had when it was all out. once it was back together. I was a happy camper. ( I have a feeling l, that if swinglo sees this... He will say. "That's what she said. " ) lol.

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When recharging the ac, is it necessary to use a vacuum? I bought the 134a and the hose/gauge, but i don't own a vacuum device.
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I had mine done at a shop and they did vacuum

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When recharging the ac, is it necessary to use a vacuum? I bought the 134a and the hose/gauge, but i don't own a vacuum device.
Yes it is imperative if the system has been open

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Those are definitely not coolant hoses. Those are refrigerant lines going into the evaporator.

Do not use the cheap gauge and r134 cans. You need to have the system vacuumed down, and correct amount of oil added before the system is recharged. The drier should also technically be replaced if the system is opened.
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i brought it to a shop and they filled it, but there was a leak. so they "fixed" it and filled it again and after driving about 2 blocks it was blowing warm air so i brought it back and they "fixed" another thing and after i drove it two blocks it was blowing warm air again, so they "fixed" it yet again and then i drove home and the next morning it was blowing warm air. now my wallet is $800 lighter and i have warm air, but hey, my blower works!
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Did you replace all the o-rings on the lines that were removed and lube them prior to install?
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Below is the wiring diagram for connecting the resistors. I choose to mount the resistors to a small aluminum panel and bolt it next to the fuse block. The wires are simply soldered to the resistor ends. Once everything was completed I actually got much higher airflow from the blower motor because of the larger primary wiring and good connections.
For the electronic/electrical folks, is it safe to assume i won't have to worry about the resistor burning if i just use the blower at #3(hi) speed all the time since it does not use the resistors for that circuit.

just trying to avoid or pro-long doing this job.

to much inconvenience for a .50 cent part.!
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For the electronic/electrical folks, is it safe to assume i won't have to worry about the resistor burning if i just use the blower at #3(hi) speed all the time since it does not use the resistors for that circuit.

just trying to avoid or pro-long doing this job.

to much inconvenience for a .50 cent part.!
Even if you only use setting 3, the resistor can still go out and cause the fan to not work at all. Power still goes through the resistor pack and the wire going to it with 12v can corrode off like mine did and cause everything to not work.
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<sigh> mine is toasted now I will pick up a replacement radiator to swap out the stock one as long as Im in there.

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