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#1 Davidkent

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 03:32 PM

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My mum has been complaining about her heaters and from what research i can find, i'm not coming up with much.

The blowers don't seem very powerful anymore, even when on full - Seems to be a different fault to that caused by a dodgy heater switch resistor, so i'm stumped here.

Also, they only really seem to be blowing warm air, not Hot air - The temp guage on the car does go up, but i'm not sure whre its supposed to sit and so i'm not sure its correct or not, i also rarely drive the car so its hard to guage myself.

Anyone have any suggestions?

Its a 2006 '56' 1.8 TDCi model, i think its an LX if that makes any odds..

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 03:35 PM

As above,
My mum has been complaining about her heaters and from what research i can find, i'm not coming up with much.

The blowers don't seem very powerful anymore, even when on full - Seems to be a different fault to that caused by a dodgy heater switch resistor, so i'm stumped here.

Also, they only really seem to be blowing warm air, not Hot air - The temp guage on the car does go up, but i'm not sure whre its supposed to sit and so i'm not sure its correct or not, i also rarely drive the car so its hard to guage myself.

Anyone have any suggestions?

Its a 2006 '56' 1.8 TDCi model, i think its an LX if that makes any odds..

Thanks
David


Change the pollen filter. Could be blocked.

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 03:36 PM

Ah wouldn't suprise me in honesty, I may check it first atleast, where is it? lol

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 03:38 PM

Underneath the glovebox. If I remember correctly, it's three screws. It's not easy to get at though.

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 03:40 PM

Ah I see, well worth a look then!
Ill look shortly or this afternoon and have a go, any other possibilities?
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Posted 23 December 2012 - 03:43 PM

Ah I see, well worth a look then!
Ill look shortly or this afternoon and have a go, any other possibilities?
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Heater matrix? That's all I can think of.

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 03:51 PM

Ah, coolant level is fine and it's still spotless clean so I can't see it being either damaged or blocked, will check that filter though.

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 04:24 PM

I'd say filter too.
When it gets dirty or wet the reduced air flow will cause the system to reduce heat to avoid burning out the resistors and heater matrix.

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