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Took a meal off the table of the local auto mechanic. :)
« on: August 29, 2016, 10:19:05 PM »
He'll probably be ok in this neighborhood anyway, lol!

Our Fit had a known issue with the fan only blowing on setting 4 of 4, 1-3 didn't work. It's due to the blower motor sending too much power to a relay. Relay + blower motor $60 on amazon. About an hour of time (mostly due to horrific placement of screws and half being torx) and I saved myself at least a couple hundo!

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Re: Took a meal off the table of the local auto mechanic. :)
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2016, 10:59:00 AM »
He'll probably be ok in this neighborhood anyway, lol!

Our Fit had a known issue with the fan only blowing on setting 4 of 4, 1-3 didn't work. It's due to the blower motor sending too much power to a relay. Relay + blower motor $60 on amazon. About an hour of time (mostly due to horrific placement of screws and half being torx) and I saved myself at least a couple hundo!

Nice! Seems like the blog is filling up with mini-mechanics lately!

Semi related...
This is a common problem in quite a few older cars, generally all you have to do is replace the "Resistor" which is... very cheap to do.

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Re: Took a meal off the table of the local auto mechanic. :)
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2016, 02:56:37 PM »
He'll probably be ok in this neighborhood anyway, lol!

Our Fit had a known issue with the fan only blowing on setting 4 of 4, 1-3 didn't work. It's due to the blower motor sending too much power to a relay. Relay + blower motor $60 on amazon. About an hour of time (mostly due to horrific placement of screws and half being torx) and I saved myself at least a couple hundo!

Nice! Seems like the blog is filling up with mini-mechanics lately!

Semi related...
This is a common problem in quite a few older cars, generally all you have to do is replace the "Resistor" which is... very cheap to do.

Yes, I tried just the resistor first per the discussion forums. It allowed 3 to work but with a weird sound so I pulled it and ordered the motor as well.

I'm a former gearhead, used to do a lot of work on my '69 mustang and jeeps but until lately had just been taking expensive euro cars to the mechanic. This little problem was fun and easy though, as is changing my own oil lately which the kiddos love to help with.

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Re: Took a meal off the table of the local auto mechanic. :)
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2016, 10:13:28 AM »
Had you listened to "Car Talk" on NPR, you would know you were depriving your auto mechanic of "boat payments".