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98 passat blower motor and related parts

Tested blower motor (working) ordered a new blower motor resistor, blower motor still not moving. is there a relay i have to check or is it a popular thing for the control knob to stop the blower motor from working?

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    Tylor Dumoulin Feb 24, 2015

    it was the control knob. relay and blower was fine!!! faulty lighting is what clued me into the problem

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Sorry about being so brief but yes yes yes and to the next question you are going to ask is no I don't know where they are sorry

Posted on Dec 30, 2013

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    Tylor Dumoulin May 04, 2014

    turned out to be the control knobs, replaced the whole unit and it works fine now. 30$ for a new unit online +100 $ from a shop, its easy work

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I had the same problem, replace, replace, replace. Check, check and recheck. What I found was the blower motor resistor, located in the blower squirrel cage area, two prongs and a curly wire, was bad. Took the new one back, (it ohmed out okay, continuity ok, all ok!) replaced it with another, and Bingo, problem solved. Frustrating to say the least. After two relays and a blower switch, and test, test and retest. It was a faulty resistor. Made in Mexico. And no guarentee, even though new, it works. Trial and error. Even the dealer parts are Honcho en Mexico. Thanks NAFTA. You gonna make us all welfare babies.

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