Monster MotorsportEM Tuning
Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1
    neal-a3's Avatar
    Reverse Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Newcastle Under Lyme
    Posts
    9

    Heater motor / and or resistor - little advice please.

    Hi all, new on here so bear with me lol

    Just bought a mk1 A3 "P" registered, 18" Rs6's, angel eye headlights... blah blah..

    Wanted to ask some advice on the Heater motor, where is it situated, is it under the dash behind the glovebox? Mines packed up this morning, it was working on 4 but nothing now...

    I have been told its quite common on the older VW's and Audi's that the heater motor packs up, my old mans did last year, but i f***ed if im paying what he paid for VW to fix it on his passat, so Im going to attempt myself. I have replaced the heater motor in a civic, and im not to bad at DIY mechanics, just after some good advice, a how to or anything else that might help me out.

    I priced up a second hand motor and resistor pack for 49 + P&P is that an ok price, or shoudl i just get a new one for the extra 30 or so.....

    While im here, dipstick pipe/tube, has become brittle and the last owner has forced the dipstick in and its cracked the tube, is it a quick fix, or a bit more hard work to replace... My local garage said about 40 to remove and fit the new one with the part (as long as the metal end does not need to be removed from the sump area - he said lol)

    Any advice would be great - Many thanks


    Neal
    Last edited by neal-a3; 18th January 2011 at 20:08.

  2. # ADS
    ADS
    Join Date
    Always
    Location
    Global
    Posts
    Many
     
  3. #2
    SiGainey's Avatar
    2nd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    North Wales
    Posts
    475
    Heater Blower quick fix guide and removal may help you m8

    Dipstick replacement is very common and easy to fix - a few quid from audi or ebay (a3 dipstick items - Get great deals on Vehicle Parts Accessories items on eBay UK!)
    '01 AMK, completely standard except for the Ambient Lighting Pack.

  4. #3
    neal-a3's Avatar
    Reverse Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Newcastle Under Lyme
    Posts
    9
    Many many thanks, I suppose really I was being lazy and I didnt search first

    Lol i know what I'll be doing this weekend then now! sod taking the kids to football (the wife can do that for a change! lol), i need fans that work...

    Neal
    Last edited by neal-a3; 18th January 2011 at 16:25.

  5. #4
    jcs356's Avatar
    Brum brum

    Status
    Online
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Englandland
    Posts
    2,681
    The dipstick part is cheaper from somewhere like GSF or EuroCarParts if you have one closeby - I'm sure they aren't much more than 1.

    Tip to fitting - stick the new one in a bowl of boiling water for 10 or 15 minutes before you fit it. It makes the plastic a bit more flexible and so you are less likely to snap when you try to fit it.
    Jason
    2001 Nogaro S3 (daily driver)

    1958 replica Porsche 356 Speedster (summer posing)
    1997 Seat Cordoba SX 16v (track day toy) replacing (t)rusty 1994 Seat Ibiza GTi RIP

  6. #5
    neal-a3's Avatar
    Reverse Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Newcastle Under Lyme
    Posts
    9
    cool cheers, will try that little tip

    neal

  7. #6
    neal-a3's Avatar
    Reverse Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Newcastle Under Lyme
    Posts
    9
    Ok sorted the fan out tonight, as the how to says, dodgy connection on top spade connector in the fan motor unit. Its been messed with before - as theres already been a fix done that stopped... one thing, i couldnt find the heater resistor pack, just a 4 pin plug (with 1 2 3 4 on it) so next step to pick a resistor up.

    At least i can clear the windscreen now lol

    cheers for the how to link

  8. #7
    SiGainey's Avatar
    2nd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    North Wales
    Posts
    475
    You're welcome
    '01 AMK, completely standard except for the Ambient Lighting Pack.

 

 

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO

Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO