Ventilation? No fan?
Will be grateful for your help/advice on how to overcome the ventilation problems. Everytime I start my car, ie morning, there is no ventilation and I tried to increase fan speed but nothing. So after 10 mins driving, I could feel heat coming from the ventilation but no fan. Around 45-60 mins driving, fan started to work. Any idea why this is? Thanks.
Ozique (always feeling freezing when driving till fan kick start!!)
Sounds like the brushes are going in the blower unit, this is a common fault. Mine started to go on my B5 a few years ago. Cleaned them up and extended the springs a bit and it would work fine for a week or so then die again, and this was in the summer so I had no climate control for a few sticky journeys.
You can pick up a new blower on ebay for around £100, or there was a guy selling replacement brushes a while back. Audi want £300 for a new unit.
If you remove the glovebox you'll see the blower behind it, it should be made by Valeo. Then do a search on the part number on ebay. It's an easy DIY job.
Yep, blower motor it is. One way to check is to turn the fan speed all the way up on the heater deck and if you have no blower output, then 99.9% it's the motor unit.
Friends, thanks for your advices. Great! That's what I thought about it, and was not sure, but since you have similar experiences, I've now decided to puchase a new motor from ebay (saw one for £70 few weeks ago). Cheers!