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Nissan Rogue blower fan noisy

To clean the nest, first Pop off the side panel on the far passenger side of the dash next to the door, then remove the glove box (about 6 screws) unplug the glove box light so you can get the box out of your way then turn on the AC fan in recirculating mode. Turn off the AC fan. That will open the flap on the side of the blower located near the fire wall. On my 2011 Rogue it is white and the flap has foam on the outside. There will be a non- removable plastic screen, it is toward the top behind the center console. Once open it will allow you to use a small shop vac or even a coat hanger to remove the nest from inside the blower. Next pull off the side panel on the driver side center console that hides your cabin air filter. Remove and clean the filter and use a shop vac to get out all the mess. You can search YouTube for how to do this . To prevent the problem, remove the outside cowling at the bottom of the windshield to allow access to the fresh air opening. Use glue, silicone or other strong adhesive to attach a piece of wire screen over the fresh air opening. Some recommend drilling holes and using screws to secure the screen, but it is difficult to get a drill in the space so I used an adhesive.Had a mouse decide to nest in my cabin air intake channel. Under the hood of the car, there is a trough along the windshield line. It is a molded plastic with a mesh-like top intake. With a flashlight I could see the nest in a corner of the channel. There is an access panel in the middle right ( left as you look at it under the hood) mesh which has a press/release trigger to remove about 6 inches of the mesh. This is the only access to the entire trough. I took a flexible grabber with a thumb plunger on the end which when pressed it opens up a 4 prong grabber on the working end. It is about 2+ feet long and looks like a speedo cable with a plunger on one end and a grabber on the other. I got it at Harbor Freight years ago.

A mouse had built a nest and he was getting in there through the release trigger hole. Very small but that is the only access possible and he has stopped since I put a patch of aluminum foil over the hole.

Before I could stop him he packed a lot of stuff in there. I thought I had it all cleared out and had no noise at all in the fan for months until today. Well today, the fan started making a whopping noise and got louder the faster the fan was dialed up. Evidently I got all the visible nest but some was dropped or sucked into the channel later as I used the AC, and finally fell into the fan housing.

Long story short, the actual fan is pretty far up into the dash. So remove the in- cabin air micro filter. It it located beside the gas pedal. You will need to remove the kick panel, and the filter holder cover/cap ( hinged at the top and release is at the bottom), and then the filter. No need to remove the gas pedal or brake as some have suggested. All is found on line with pictures for this process. Go ahead and purchase a replacement filter so you can put a new on in as you finish, Not cheap but if you look you can find them around $7 on ebay shipped. Also I bet the engine air intake filter is nested also. Both are easy to penetrate by mice.

Anyway, this used to be several paragraphs longer with instructions on how to blow out the fan compartment without removing the dash like the dealer wants to do.. Since I made this instruction several years have passed and someone has found a way to get access to the blower fan in less than 30 minutes.

On the Nissan car owners club is thread which talks about this and has pictures. That site covered an earlier model and mine was a 2011...so the paragraph below covers a 2011. It came from same site but different thread.

To clean the nest, first Pop off the side panel on the far passenger side of the dash next to the door. I used a plastic spatula from the kitchen to start the gap low and got my fingers in there for prying off. It just snaps off. Then remove the glove box (about 6 screws) unplug the glove box light so you can get the box out of your way then turn on the fan in the recirculating mode. This opens up the cave door so you can see directly inside the fan. On my 2011 Rogue it is a white end cap with some plastic screen with gray foam type filter inside the screen covering the entire dome held in place by the end cap . Pressing the recirculating button opens that trap door of foam inside the screen dome and gives a straight shot to the revealed fan. There will be room to get a small vacuum nozzle or even a coat hanger to remove the nest from inside the blower. Next pull off the side panel on the driver side center console that hides your cabin air filter. Remove and clean the filter and use a shop vac to get out all the mess. You can search YouTube for how to do this . To prevent the problem, remove the outside cowling at the bottom of the windshield to allow access to the fresh air opening. Use glue, silicone or other strong adhesive to attach a piece of wire screen over the fresh air opening. Some recommend drilling holes and using screws to secure the screen, but it is difficult to get a drill in the space so I used an adhesive.

Hope this helps...

Ray

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