Is it possible to upgrade the in car heating fan?

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Re: Is it possible to upgrade the in car heating fan?

Postby Not_Anumber » Wed Jan 03, 2018 4:52 pm

Its likely you are right there Bug. No point chancing it if the motor is starting to seize.

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Re: Is it possible to upgrade the in car heating fan?

Postby Arya2.0S » Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:42 pm

It just died. Smelt something burning, but living where i do you can never know if its outside or not. Unfortunately it wasnt, as i felt the air vents and nothing was coming through despite the fan being on "full blast", i turned it off right away, left it for a couple of minutes and tried again just incase it was a fluke, but there was nothing.
Yet another reason to be happy to be alive... :roll:

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Re: Is it possible to upgrade the in car heating fan?

Postby pbar » Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:01 am

When I changed mine I bought a complete box, ready to fit, from Tickover. (£70 I think it was). Easier than getting a motor and opening the box to swap it over. Might be a better option for you, as I know you drive the car a lot and you may want the quickest option, took a few hours to fit, at a leisurely happy pace though.

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Re: Is it possible to upgrade the in car heating fan?

Postby Jasonmarie » Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:18 am

Spotted this you tube on how to change the motor ,

https://youtu.be/JKxB5YuBYCY

[YouTube] https://youtu.be/JKxB5YuBYCY [/YouTube]

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Re: Is it possible to upgrade the in car heating fan?

Postby Arya2.0S » Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:55 pm

pbar wrote:When I changed mine I bought a complete box, ready to fit, from Tickover. (£70 I think it was). Easier than getting a motor and opening the box to swap it over. Might be a better option for you, as I know you drive the car a lot and you may want the quickest option, took a few hours to fit, at a leisurely happy pace though.


That seems really cheap, as CCI want £70 just for the motor with shipping on top of that, and another £70 for the resistor. Tickover are away on holiday at the moment so i cant contact them, but their site has the motors up for £40, but out of stock of course.
I doubt i'll see much change from £150 the way this is going so far. :banghead:

Jasonmarie wrote:Spotted this you tube on how to change the motor ,

https://youtu.be/JKxB5YuBYCY

[YouTube] https://youtu.be/JKxB5YuBYCY [/YouTube]


Thanks for that. Thankfully ive done this once before, as i had to remove the heater box and all the controls and split the box open as one of the flaps was rattling inside and was driving me crazy so i know exactly what i need to do, thats why i dont want to do it because i know from first hand experiance its a pain in the chuff! lol

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Re: Is it possible to upgrade the in car heating fan?

Postby Arya2.0S » Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:39 pm

Capri gear to the rescue once again! He has hooked me up with a brand new motor and resistor, hopefully by the time this is over I'll have a heater that can actually defrost the windows properly and the luxury of TWO speeds ;)

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Re: Is it possible to upgrade the in car heating fan?

Postby Jasonmarie » Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:36 pm

Glad all sorted and good old Martin to the rescue again , your get it fixed and we will have a bloody heat wave afterwards .

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Re: Is it possible to upgrade the in car heating fan?

Postby Arya2.0S » Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:56 pm

Jasonmarie wrote:Glad all sorted and good old Martin to the rescue again , your get it fixed and we will have a bloody heat wave afterwards .

:lol: I very much doubt that but it would be nice! Still, it'll be ready for when it gets cold again, probably during the summer knowing our weather ;)


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