Date: Mon, 5 Mar 2001 22:45:15 -0500
From: "Wojciech Gradziuk" <>
Subject: Re: interior fan problem .... help please

I just brought my other car ( 92 VW GTI) from the repair shop. It had the same symptoms as your car (The fan worked normally at the highest speed (3), but not for speeds 1,2. Then it stopped working ) . It was the fan resistor. They charged me 2 hrs labor + resistor cost. Hope this helps Voitek Howard Bell <> wrote in message news:e2an6.1680$ > > I have a 1990 SAAB 9000, U.S. car. It has the regular, manual heater/ AC > controls. Not the push button climate control system. > Quite suddenly the slower fan speeds for the heater/Air Conditioning no > longer work. The fan works normally at the highest speed (4). But the fan > does not work for speeds 1,2 or 3. I'm thinking the rheostat just behind the > fan speed control knob has failed, and I can get to that and replace it > myself. However, the dealer mentioned that there is a resistor by the fan > motor that could also be at fault. Does anybody have an opinion on this. If > it is the resistor I'm going to have to take the car to the dealer to be > fixed because I have no idea how to get to the fan motor or where the > resistor is (any help with this?). Is there any way of checking the rheostat > with a meter to see if this has become faulty? Any chance some wiring has > become loose? Replacing the rheostat would be the cheaper fix, but I don't > want replace a part that is not faulty. Appreciate your help. > >

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