97 1.8TDi heater fan motor resistor location - Englishbullterrier
Hi all, first posting, please be gentle :-)

I believe the heater blower motor resistor has gone on my Escort (Estate) as it only runs in position 3 (recycle or fresh air positions).

I'd REALLY like to know how to access / remove the resistor. I'm not in the UK so can't get a Haynes manual. Can I get to it through the engine compartment via a bulkhead panel or have I got to crawl under the dash ?

By the way, car is left hand drive, but I'm not sure this will make any difference for this particular issue.

Many thanks to all................ebt

Edited by Pugugly on 05/04/2009 at 08:37

97 1.8TDi Heater Blower Motor Resistor location - Englishbullterrier
PLEASE....................:-)
97 1.8TDi Heater Blower Motor Resistor location - elekie&a/c doctor
The fan speed resistor is located in the top of the fan motor cowling,at the rear of the engine bay ,behind plastic bulkhead,below wiper linkage.The resistor type is dependent on whether it has a/c or not.hth
97 1.8TDi Heater Blower Motor Resistor location - Englishbullterrier
Great, many thanks INDEED.

I have located and removed. Both large resistors are fine (and very low resistance as they are simple wire coils) but the smaller ceramic type is measuring over 5 MOhms.

I'm currently in Latvia and was quoted 49 Lats (£60) for a new one............

I'll try and find a scrappie.

Thanks again..................ebt
97 1.8TDi Heater Blower Motor Resistor location - mfarrow
I believe that if this is the standard pack, you will be able to get one to fit from any Escort past circa 1980.

The first two digits of the part number (e.g. 82XX-XXXXXX-XX) should give you a clue.
97 1.8TDi Heater Blower Motor Resistor location - elekie&a/c doctor
I think you will find that the ceramic device is a thermal circuit breaker and not a resistor.Try shorting it out with a piece of wire to see if the speeds are restored.hth
97 1.8TDi Heater Blower Motor Resistor location - Englishbullterrier
Many thanks......but I've found one, brand new in box for less than £10 on the web. Just waiting for it and will let you know. I might try the short though.

Another quick question if I may. My cars LHD and I'd like to know, in general, are they mirrors of RHD cars or are all the major components, like fuse boxes, relays and other control hardware in the same place om both cars with just the dash/pedals/steeting wheel etc swapped to the other side. Reason I'm asking is that I'm gonna get a Hayes manual for it, which will be RHD.

Cheers and have a good weekend............ebt
97 1.8TDi Heater Blower Motor Resistor location - Dave_TD
Hi ebt,

I have a 1997 Escort 1.8 16v Ghia X and I've got the petrol version of the Haynes manual (no. 1737, Escort & Orion Sept 1990 to 2000 H to X registration) so everything except the bits unique to the diesel should be the same as in mine. The diesel manual you require, according to the Haynes website, is book no. 4081.

The LHD is not quite a mirror of the RHD, for example the brake servo on my car is still on the left (viewed from the drivers seat) but with a bar running across to the RHD pedal box. Likewise the gearbox will still be mounted on the left-hand end of the engine and the battery will still be in the left-hand corner under the windscreen. The only LHD/RHD differences are likely to be (apart from the obvious) different length linkages/cables for the steering, throttle, brakes and clutch. The central locking works equally from either front door.

The interior fusebox will be near the (LH) driver's door on your car, but the fuses should still be laid out in the same order as on a RHD car. However, the layout of the fusebox was different in 1996 from that in 1997, and they changed it again for 1998 - my car is a May '97 build but with the '98 fusebox layout, for example. The Haynes manual isn't too helpful with this.

HTH,

Dave TD.
97 1.8TDi Heater Blower Motor Resistor location - Englishbullterrier
Thanks Dave....

I guess it's pretty obvious really. Any designer will want to keep his unique part number quantity as low as possible and hence, will try to starndardise stuff.

Obviously some stuff has to be LHD unique.

Cheers...........ebt

(There's one on eBay for £5 + postage)
97 1.8TDi Heater Blower Motor Resistor location - Dave_TD
(There's one on eBay for £5 + postage)


Damn, I paid almost £8 on there for mine ;-)
97 1.8TDi Heater Blower Motor Resistor location - Englishbullterrier
Ended up getting one brand new in box for £8 on eBay.

EUREKA, it fixed the problem and I'm chuffed !!!

Thanks all.............ebt

(A Ford dealership in Latvia (where I am currently) quoted Lats 42, which is a massive £59 !!!)
 

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