Thomas (boggyb) wrote,

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My car fixes itself

You know I mentioned the cabin fan in the Alfa had stopped working? Well, while doing the monthly car check (last month's mileage: 579 miles) I decided to have a look and see if it was just the resistor pack or if it was something more. It's actually quite easy to get at - it's at the back of the passenger footwell (this thread has some good photos) - and only required a mild amount of contortionist ability to reach. Getting the pack out is another matter and after unplugging it I couldn't quite work out how to extract it - but since the plug and wiring looked fine and not-melted, I decided to leave it in and go ahead and order the replacement (the thinking being that once I had the replacement in hand I could work out how it latched in).

Out of curiosity I tried the fan while recording the mileage, and guess what? It worked perfectly! Perhaps it was just a loose/corroded connection?
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