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Offline 69 SCJ

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1968 Heater fan not working
« on: November 06, 2018, 06:06:39 PM »
Hello chaps
I was driving the old girl the other day and the fan started by itself  I had the switch on I then turned it off.
When I got home I tested the switch and of course nothing happens ( no fan working )
I  checked the volts going to the fan motor at the motor only showing 7volts.
I then tinkered with the switch as I thought the negative wire may be bad.
I then heard a pop sounded like a fuse I checked the fuse and it looks good ???

Did another check on the volts going to the motor at the motor NO volts.

I then checked the fan with external power supply and yes it works.

Dose it sound like a bad earth???

I also changed the thing that goes into the heater box that controls voltage.

The old heater control swithch looks pretty old ( Can I bypass the switch and see if I can get it working on just HIGH control )

Your comments would be appreciated.

Kind regards Steve  :smilies:



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Re: 1968 Heater fan not working
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2018, 07:01:09 PM »
Just in case you don't have easy access to a wiring diagram, this is for a '68 but should be similar enough to a '69 to give you a basic idea:



You can see one side of the blower motor wiring (wire labelled 181) should have 12V whenever the key is in the ACC or RUN position, so that's the first thing you can check. 

If that's OK, you can bypass the fan switch and test full speed operation by grounding the wire labelled 913 where it plugs into the heater resistor block.
Cheers,
Brian

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Re: 1968 Heater fan not working
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2018, 09:02:51 AM »
Thanks Brian
Great help will try this
Cheers mate

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Re: 1968 Heater fan not working found a problem ??
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2018, 03:06:04 PM »
Hello again
After checking voltage going to the fan its like 2.3Volts.( Problem )
I understand that's my problem also the fuse box for the heater terminal is reading between 11 and 12 volts ( great )

So with the problem of only 2.3 volts where should I start looking ???

Look forward to your comments


Kind regards Steve

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Re: 1968 Heater fan not working
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2018, 03:10:33 PM »
check the speed control resistor pack.

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Re: 1968 Heater fan not working found a problem ??
« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2018, 08:40:12 PM »
After checking voltage going to the fan its like 2.3Volts.( Problem )

Where are you measuring 2.3 volts:
- at the fuse box?
- at the brown wire going into the fan motor in the engine bay?
- at the resistor block on the front of the heater box?

Once we know that we can provide some advice.
Cheers,
Brian

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Re: 1968 Heater fan not working
« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2018, 01:27:00 PM »
Thanks Brian
At the brown wire in the engine bay to the fan motor reading 2.3 volts on my multi meter.
Thanks

Appreciate your help guys




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Re: 1968 Heater fan not working
« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2018, 03:50:27 PM »
At the brown wire in the engine bay to the fan motor reading 2.3 volts on my multi meter.

Sounds like the brown wire may be bad somewhere between the fuse box and the plug in the engine bay.
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Brian

 

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