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What should the resistance be on the interior fan? The fan resistor keeps getting very hot and keeps blowing the resistor pack.

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The fault is not with the resistor pack but the HIGH consumption of the fan motor. It will be good to check and over haul the fan motor before you are going to replace it as the fan seems to drain off too much current heating up the resistor and burning it off.

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First, check the fuse block for an open / blown fuse. You didn't provide the make & model of your car, so you'll have to find out which fuse is used for the fan. Replace any open / blown fuse found with the correct size as determined by the manual. If it still doesn't work, keep reading:

Many cars and trucks use what is called a "resistor pack" that is used to determine various preset speeds for the heater & A/C blower or fan. When you switch the fan from one speed or another, power is passed through a different value of the resistor - which changes the voltage to the fan motor. The different voltages provides different speeds.

The resistor pack is usually the problem if the fan works at one or more - but not all speeds. It can be the problem if the fan doesn't work at all either. The location of the resistor pack varies with vehicle make and model, but is often very close to the motor itself and accessible from the passenger compartment. Consulting with a employee at an auto parts store or Chilton's (or similar) auto repair manual should get you to the right spot. Resistor packs are relatively inexpensive at about $25 or less.

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do you mean the blower motor only works on the fastest setting? and the other three lower speeds do not work at all.

if this is the case then it is a fairly common fault with your resistor pack. its sometimes called a ballast resistor, cheap to buy as well.

to get at it , remove the glovebox (not sure what the americans may call this, the storage container in the passenger side dash board). 6 screws 3 at the top inside and 3 at the bottom outside.

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If you're referring to the part housed just below the fan unit then I suggest you check the resistor with an VOM and see if it's really blown. Because there are times people have replaced this thinking that it was bad. There's a chance that a small copper contact piece coming loose or fell off the switch mechanism. Either repairing it or replacing the whole assembly to fix the power problem.

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