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Location of blower motor on 99 vw passat - 1999 Volkswagen Passat

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  • jf_1515 Jul 01, 2008

    I have checked the fuses and they are all ok. It starts off slow then just stops so I'm pretty sure its the motor that is bad.

  • ajfizer90 Dec 30, 2008

    i cant find the blower, and none of my blower fuses are burnt out

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Hi JF.
I have a similar fault.
I have been told that it may well be the brushes in the motor. If they have worn down, then you get intermittant faults.
There is a way to get to the blower motor, by taking out the glove box. The motor casing can be seen. I have a description by someone who has completed it in 35 mins-ish - he swapped his brushes around by 180 degrees, which got the motor working, but new brushes would be a better fix in my opinion ( if u can find where to get them )

Anyway, You dont need to take the airibag out, but maybe loosen the bracket slighlty.

If you want the full description, its on AVForums.

Have fun

Gaz

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I think access may be by removing the glove compartment - it was on the earlier Passats, but you really need a repair manual like Haynes or Bentley to guide you through the steps. It's likely to be quite a task.

Have you had a diagnostic check done - or checked the fuses? These might save you a lot of time and money.

If these suggestions do help you solve the problem, please give my reply a rating to help others judge my knowledge / guessing skills. If they do not, please add a comment with more details so I can try to help you further. Cheers, D

Cheers, D.

Posted on Jul 01, 2008

  • Richard Raynor Jul 01, 2008

    Hi, JF

    If you know which fuse feeds the blower you might just, with a little ingenuity, be able to measure the current being drawn by it. I don't know what the current should be, but look at the fuse rating and divide it by 2 or 3 as a rough guide. If the motor is drawing current but only turning very slowly it could be the bearings have nearly seized up. They may be fixable. There is just a wee chance that you might learn something by removing the pollen filter and peering in there, or sending in a little tv camera on a stiff wire. Anything is preferable to taking the front fascia / dashboard apart. I know this thing! The object of the exercise it to be able to touch the blower rotor to see if it turns easily.



    If you go down this route and find out anything interesting, please "ask" me. Cheers, D.



    Good luck and thanks for the rating.

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I think access may be by removing the glove compartment - it was on the earlier Passats, but you really need a repair manual like Haynes or Bentley to guide you through the steps. It's likely to be quite a task.

Have you had a diagnostic check done - or checked the fuses? These might save you a lot of time and money.

If these suggestions do help you solve the problem, please give my reply a rating to help others judge my knowledge / guessing skills. If they do not, please add a comment with more details so I can try to help you further. Cheers, D

Cheers, D.

Posted on Jul 01, 2008

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SOURCE: 1999 VW Passat. Head lights Blower motor blinkers

yes, it's called the load reduction relay and it is in the 13 fold relay panel under driver side dash.

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If these suggestions do help you solve the problem, please give my reply a rating to help others judge my knowledge / guessing skills. If they do not, please add a comment with more details so I can try to help you further. Cheers, D

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