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I think my heater/blower is on the way out it's making a whirring noise just want to know where does it sit in the car? Is it behind the dash like behind the glove compartment or the engine bay, it's bugging me now and I can get one of eBay.
Also do you know if it is easy to change?
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I think is behind the glove box, but the whirring noise might come from debris in the pollen filter. Try to clean the filter from any debris and also try to blow out any debris trapped inside with the blower/heater at maximum speed. This is what I did to solve my whirring noise and it worked.

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Anyone else help me.?
After reading up via Google more than than likely the fan resistor is failing but cannot find info on where it sits in the car to change for a new one I've got:(, I've had glove compartment out to look but cannot see it if anyone knows that would be great. :)
 

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Anyone else help me.?
After reading up via Google more than than likely the fan resistor is failing but cannot find info on where it sits in the car to change for a new one I've got:(, I've had glove compartment out to look but cannot see it if anyone knows that would be great. :)
if fan resister is at fault you would not get all the fan power settings, ie from fast to slow. the resister puts a set resistance on the fan feed to slow fan down, so you would prob only get 1 maybe 2 speeds.. if it a noise then maybe pollen filter very blocked, this is in passengers side floor well there is a 8 inch long plastic flap, it lives it there,,,

Remove the front center console.


2. Remove the clutch pedal.


3. Remove the driver's air mix control motor.


4. Disconnect the connector (A) from the blower motor. Remove the wire harness clip (B), the self-tapping screws, and the blower motor (C).


5. Install the motor in the reverse order of removal.
driverside floorwell
 

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It's this I want to change,thought it would be in a more accessible place anyone changed it?I've bought a new one and want to get it changed this weekend, anyone send a pic to show were it sits.???
 

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I had to replace the motor on mine last year (it was not the resistor on mine) really difficult to get to. On right hand drive cars it is the wrong side to be behind the glovebox so everything is in the way:( it is right at the very top above the pedals by the top underside of the dash.

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Fan Heater

Hi, I'm new to this, never posted before.

I came on here to look because yesterday my heater fan stopped working. It was making a funny noise when I got in the car yesterday afternoon & I knew it wasn't right, sounded like something was caught in the fan, or the fan was coming loose in its housing. Anyway, later the same day when I got back in the car it had stopped all together! Now I have no fan at all. So no heater, and most annoyingly no de-mist!! Just driven back from a wedding reception in -2 temp with windows open trying to keep the windscreen clear! Not pleasant.

Anyway, what I want to ask is, is this a main dealer job to change? I had no idea where the fan is located, bit since reading this am I right in thinking its behind the right hand side of the dash behind the steering column? (Mines a RHD 07 civic diesel)

This is obviously something I need to get sorted asap with this cold weather. I have no time to look myself. Does anyone have any ideas on how much this job should cost to change? And is this a Honda specialist job or just a competent garage job?

Would really appreciate your thoughts.
 

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Lucky mines still working but would want to change resistor,looks like I will have to take the centre console out to further invesigate if it is on the right hand side.
 

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Yeah, I've Finally replaced my fan resistor it was on drivers side up near top of clutch pedal bit of a pain to get one of the screws out but my fan is now working again on the slower speeds without the annoying noise.
 

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My fan has been making an annoying noise for quite a long time, works on all speeds, it is a knocking noise at low speeds, quietens down on position 4 and 5, then vibrates and makes a noise again on 6 and 7 speeds....

Before i spend a few hours stripping the dash, would this be a risistor(not sure how that would make the noise) or the physical fan unit itself(more likely).

I have sourced a replacement fan unit, but the housing is slightly damaged, and am concerned that i will spend time stripping and not be able to complete the job before rebuilding
 

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has anyone ever changed a heater fan
mine has blown a couple of risistors and the fan is noisy
tried to remove fan but looks like clutch pedal needs removed for it to clear every thing
whats involved in removing clutch pedal
 

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Yup, the clutch pedal has to come out along with plenty of trim.

Looks like a grim job.
 

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was told just slacken clutch pedal and move to side
guess what that dont work
will have to try remove pedal altogwether but ran out of time today
cant see how it removes altogether at moment
 

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finaly managed to change it
remove pedal alltogether bigest problem with that is releasing the wiring harness clip from the top
not a easy job
not reaaly hard just very tight for space and very anoying the amount of things to get in your road
all working again just as weather decides to get cooler
had to travel down motorway a few days ago 28 degress with no fan
 
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Yeah, I've Finally replaced my fan resistor it was on drivers side up near top of clutch pedal bit of a pain to get one of the screws out but my fan is now working again on the slower speeds without the annoying noise.
I think the confusion here that a lot of people are getting into is the explanations of where it is on a left hand drive car and a right hand drive car. I followed all the instructions only to discover i'm following instructions for a left hand drive car when i have a right hand drive car.

Right hand drivers its in the drivers footwell, left hand drivers its in the passenger footwell
 
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