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Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Crashlanding, Nov 23, 2008.

  1. Crashlanding
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    Crashlanding Member

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    [Nov 23, 2008]
    Hello,

    Blower motor packed up, cleaned with some WD40 and it worked again for a bit now its gone, i have read that you can replace the brushes, would this fix or should i get a new one?

    used are £40
    New are twice the price!

    Brushes are £15

    Help!
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    1animal1 The Clar!! it mouves!!! VCDS Map User

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    [Nov 23, 2008]
    it could also be the wires that feed the connector on the back, my old A3 had issues where i tied the wire back on itself to temporarily fuse the connection...which had obviously broken within the wires sheething
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    No it'll be the brushes as usual.
    I tried the replacement brushes and found them noisey, so replaced the whole unit. Count yourself lucky, I had to spend 180 quid on mine (as it was a while back before ebay). The brushes should work fine if you are handy with a soldering iron.
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    [Dec 14, 2008]
    What replacement brushes did you use?

    If you use these ones then they should be fine. I used these in my Passat and they're perfect - as good as OEM. (There's a way you can fit them without needing a soldering iron but you need to cut a wee bit off the end of the brush)

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&item=190267018046
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