BX heater no go

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BX heater no go

Post by Stinkwheel » 26 Nov 2005, 21:32

Hi Folks,

I've got a fair idea but some reassurance would be good please........

1989 BX 16v with a non functioning heater. i.e. - it doesnt blow at all.

Is it likely to be total failure of blower unit?

Or possibly failure of the old chestnut PCB heater control thingy.

All advice and tips on how to tackle the job welcome.

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Post by yangreen » 26 Nov 2005, 21:41

Hi Matt

Hmmm, who's car could this be for?!

Ah, haven't updated profile yet...

Please help people. Frostbite looms otherwise!

Ian

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Post by Stinkwheel » 26 Nov 2005, 21:51

Urm its yours Ian :-)

I thought it best to consult the experts before rushing in and changing the whole motor, if it doesnt need it then why bother :-)

You know the whole better safe than sorry ploy.

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Post by yangreen » 26 Nov 2005, 21:54

No worries. Have updated my profile now.

Sorry to ruin another weekend for you Matt!

Ian

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Post by Mark Dunmore » 26 Nov 2005, 23:18

Try board first. Think it's located near the blower from memory (under the bonnet in bulkhead well); 5 or 6 pin multi-plug connector. Faulty one usually causes blower to not work or operate flat out. Congrats on the 16v BTW!

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Post by Stinkwheel » 26 Nov 2005, 23:38

cheers Mark,

looks like im being left with BX repairs whilst Ian takes my 2cv to the commitee meeting :-) dont worry about the weekend ian, better than decorating bathroom.

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Post by jeremy » 26 Nov 2005, 23:50

I've got problems with mine - serves me right for neglecting it - its never been convincing in the 6 years that I've had the car.
I've been searching the board and have found these threads


http://www.frenchcarforum.co.uk/forum/v ... php?t=6133

http://www.frenchcarforum.co.uk/forum/v ... php?t=9093

http://www.frenchcarforum.co.uk/forum/v ... php?t=6893

http://www.frenchcarforum.co.uk/forum/v ... php?t=6432

http://www.frenchcarforum.co.uk/forum/v ... php?t=5329

http://www.frenchcarforum.co.uk/forum/v ... php?t=9448

I believe there is a newer one posted in the last month somewhere there in cyberspace but I can't find it at the moment.

My fan motor seems fine when I jump it and the thing will function intermittently - so my first job is probably to remove the control switch panel and go on a dry joint hunt. I have checked and cleaned the brown connector to the motor but may have another play with this as it was very corroded.

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Post by yangreen » 27 Nov 2005, 08:59

better than decorating bathroom.
Hmmm, not sure attending a committee meeting is though...

Ian

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Post by citronut » 27 Nov 2005, 11:24

jeremy wrote:I've got problems with mine - serves me right for neglecting it - its never been convincing in the 6 years that I've had the car.
I've been searching the board and have found these threads


http://www.frenchcarforum.co.uk/forum/v ... php?t=6133

http://www.frenchcarforum.co.uk/forum/v ... php?t=9093

http://www.frenchcarforum.co.uk/forum/v ... php?t=6893

http://www.frenchcarforum.co.uk/forum/v ... php?t=6432

http://www.frenchcarforum.co.uk/forum/v ... php?t=5329

http://www.frenchcarforum.co.uk/forum/v ... php?t=9448

I believe there is a newer one posted in the last month somewhere there in cyberspace but I can't find it at the moment.

My fan motor seems fine when I jump it and the thing will function intermittently - so my first job is probably to remove the control switch panel and go on a dry joint hunt. I have checked and cleaned the brown connector to the motor but may have another play with this as it was very corroded.
usualy its the unit GSF call the fan resistor,and this when faulty can cause the copper contacts in the fan switch to burn out on early BXs,but it dose not usuly burn out on other than the very early BXs as they modified the copper contacts so they are more robust,
regards malcolm

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Post by Stinkwheel » 27 Nov 2005, 14:28

Fixed it :-)

Resistor pack (in heater blower unit itself) was the cukprit for not working at all, so changed that for another, only worked flat out.

Dissassembled the controls to get at Resistor PCB swipe thingy, sorted that out and hey presto variable heater also.

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Post by yangreen » 27 Nov 2005, 19:18

And very well it worked too! Thanks Matt!

Getting to like the 16 valve lark!

Ian

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Post by Stinkwheel » 27 Nov 2005, 19:30

Ah good,

was going to contact you later to make sure you were happy with it.

That heater cable will need doing at some point but it can wait im sure.
And some new control knobs from the scrappy.

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Post by yangreen » 27 Nov 2005, 19:37

...and some electrickery to get the front/rear fog lights, reverse lights, rear wiper, heated rear window, number plate lights, electric mirror etc working!

Did you notice the brakes binding at all? They didn't seem to "release" when my foot lifted. Forgot to check if they were overly hot when I got home!

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Post by Stinkwheel » 27 Nov 2005, 19:56

Funny, the electric mirror worked for me???

Maybe just a fuse?

Cant say i noticed the brakes binding, but only drove it about 7 miles in total, not enough to get them hot really.

Have fun, I've gotten the citroen speed bug again from your car, I've been looking at AX GT's on e-bay but Id prefer a visa if anyone knows of one?

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Post by yangreen » 27 Nov 2005, 19:59

Maybe I'm just not pressing the right buttons for the mirror then! It was dark!

Ian