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My car fan won't work unless it's on 4 (full power). I have 4 options of power for the fan 1 - 4 but nothing happens on options 1 - 3.

I have taken the panel off and cleaned all the contacts for the fan control (with a bit of very fine sand paper) but it didn't seem to help.

I also checked all the fuses related to fans and it all seems Ok (although I wouldn't expect it to work at all if a fuse had blown).

Car: Vauxhall Vectra 04 Reg 1.8

I have seen this post: Why might lower settings of a dashboard fan not work if the highest does? which seems to say the resistor has blown so does anyone have any information on where to find the blower motor resistor on my vectra? (I am keen on fixing this myself if possible).

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@James - Thanks. –  webnoob Mar 5 '13 at 8:08
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up vote 3 down vote accepted

I did a bit more research and it looks like this link sorts my issue:

http://www.blower-motor-resistor.co.uk/vauxhall-vectra-c-blower-motor-resistor.html

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If your vehicle is equipped with air bags, I always disconnect the battery while working under the dash. –  Tim Mar 4 '13 at 17:25
    
@Tim - Ah, ok, thanks. Can they go off sometimes? –  webnoob Mar 4 '13 at 18:22
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