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Heater Fan/Motor leaf and debris removal
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16-12-2011
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Heater Fan/Motor leaf and debris removal

First things first, locate the position of the heater fan and surrounding ducting.

The heater fan/blower and air flow ducting are directly under the glove box on the passenger side as shown (no need to remove glove box)
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once you have located it, The First thing that you will need to remove the air flow ducting or black tube. this is held on with only one torx 20 screw
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Once Screw has been removed, slide out ducting from housing and put to one side as shown bellow.
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Now you are ready to remove the Heater fan/motor itself. As you look up the the space were you just remove ducting there should be 3x 5.5 hex head screws showing. (circled below)
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remove each once by one until heater fan is free (should just drop out)



Once the Heater fan/motor is removed clear on any leafs or debris trapped inside the fins. (in my case carpet??)
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Now all that is left to do it reinstall. (exact reverse of removal)

First push heater fan/motor back into place (get a friend to help to get fiat screw in, as can be tricky due to cramped space)

once all the 5.5 hex head screws are back in place find the black plastic Ducting and place back into position and srew back on with torx 20 screw




JOB DONE!! and many more warm and quite journeys

Hope this is of help to some people and is easy to follow.
I tried made it as simple as I could
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Re: leaf and debris removal

never knew it was so easy, nice one
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Re: leaf and debris removal

Or me haha, surprised no one had done a guide for this before now
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Re: leaf and debris removal

Just done it
Sounds SO much better
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Thank you Now the heating is much better and the noise is much lower
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Re: leaf and debris removal

Can someone post a picture of the tool required just so i know i'm buying the right one?
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Re: leaf and debris removal

Its a 5.5mm socket either on a ratched handle or an allen key, then a Torx 20.
Buy this if you need it.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Brand-New-...ht_2315wt_1039

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Re: leaf and debris removal

excellent. pretty much exactly trhe same as the old MK1 Puntos!

i will do this when this snow clears!

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Re: leaf and debris removal

well my heater fan is rubbish and makes a right noise! and i took this out the other day before i found this guide and there was not one leaf/feather/blockage at all in the fan area. everything was above board. and i even turned the fan on whilst it was lose and spun great. but once it was all put back and screwed up. it was back to its normal rumbling slow self!

speed setting 1 is just pointless.
speed 2 still pretty pointless
3 is what number 1 should be like!
and 4 is kind of decent but still not amazing. get a slight breeze but nothing special.

whaattt the feeeeeck is going on!?
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Re: Heater Fan/Motor leaf and debris removal

Quote Originally Posted by GotGrande View Post
First things first, locate the position of the heater fan and surrounding ducting.

The heater fan/blower and air flow ducting are directly under the glove box on the passenger side as shown (no need to remove glove box)
Attachment 97292


once you have located it, The First thing that you will need to remove the air flow ducting or black tube. this is held on with only one torx 20 screw
Attachment 97293


Once Screw has been removed, slide out ducting from housing and put to one side as shown bellow.
Attachment 97294


Now you are ready to remove the Heater fan/motor itself. As you look up the the space were you just remove ducting there should be 3x 5.5 hex head screws showing. (circled below)
Attachment 97295



remove each once by one until heater fan is free (should just drop out)



Once the Heater fan/motor is removed clear on any leafs or debris trapped inside the fins. (in my case carpet??)
Attachment 97296


Now all that is left to do it reinstall. (exact reverse of removal)

First push heater fan/motor back into place (get a friend to help to get fiat screw in, as can be tricky due to cramped space)

once all the 5.5 hex head screws are back in place find the black plastic Ducting and place back into position and srew back on with torx 20 screw




JOB DONE!! and many more warm and quite journeys

Hope this is of help to some people and is easy to follow.
I tried made it as simple as I could
Thanks for the help & instructions. LenV
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Re: leaf and debris removal

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well my heater fan is rubbish and makes a right noise! and i took this out the other day before i found this guide and there was not one leaf/feather/blockage at all in the fan area. everything was above board. and i even turned the fan on whilst it was lose and spun great. but once it was all put back and screwed up. it was back to its normal rumbling slow self!

speed setting 1 is just pointless.
speed 2 still pretty pointless
3 is what number 1 should be like!
and 4 is kind of decent but still not amazing. get a slight breeze but nothing special.

whaattt the feeeeeck is going on!?
Sounds like youve got an obstruction going on somewhere, use a MEGASRINK 2000 shrink ray and make your self 2cm tall and go on an adventure?
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Cool Re: leaf and debris removal

the sun is shining and i had some spare time so after reading this guide i went out and done my fan motor, not much inside only a couple of small leaves but once i started my car up and had the fans going i noticed the horrid rumbling had gone! RESULT!

Thanks for the guide, very easy to understand.
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Re: leaf and debris removal

Are things still in the same place on models with dual-zone climate control?
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Re: leaf and debris removal

I cannot believe I have suffered a noisy fan for over a year. Top guide, I followed this guide and cleared out the debris from the fan and now its as quite as when it came out the factory. It literally took less than 10 minutes to do.

Fantastic.
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I will get round to doing this at some point.

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