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Red face Carrera Footwell blowers

Are there footwell blowers besides the main fresh air blower that is in the trunk? I also have an a/c blower in the trunk. I had a short on smoke filled the car, and I narrowed it down to a wire that connected to the heater blower control and now the heater does not work as well as it did and there is less noise, so I suspect some blower is not functioning though the fresh air blower does work.
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Yes, there are a pair of footwell blowers and they are notorious for seizing. Mine ('84) didn't have fuses inline with them, so they would lock up, burn up the motor, and start smoking. Mine did this two years ago. I replaced it w/ a used one off Ebay and spliced in fuses. They are easily accessed and removed.
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This is what they look like. They are mounted behind the kickpanels.
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thanks guys for the story and pictures. When you changed yours out, did you have to do both or could just one of them sieze?
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They are independent. They rarely both go bad at the same time. If both don't work, that usually means a fuse, relay or wiring is bad.
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Also, the footwell blowers do not come on unless the car is running and the engine fan is running too.
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if a fuse blew, that's the first clue to a short lived motor. i replaced a fuse in one last week, and the motor ran and the armature started to glow bright orange.
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Next level of repair?

I replaced the 10a fuse on the driver's side back in February of this year. I haven't used the heater very much but I recently noticed the blower not running so I checked and sure enough the fuse is blown. When I put a new fuse in it blew imediately. Do I need to replace the entire blower or can it be repaired? Can I test the blower motor to see if that is the problem?
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Sometimes cleaning up the fan a bit and adding a couple drops of oil to the motor shaft will fix this problem (dust and dirt causing drag)....but it usually means that you should start watching for a deal on a replacement. Sometimes when it is very humid or has rained a lot...you can get enough moisture in there to blow the fuse. It is ok after it dries out a bit.
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What is a reasonable price for a fan like this? Believe that one or both of mine are going out.

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I have often seen them used here and on EBay for $40 to $60 each. The price goes up in the winter...closer to $100...I would snag any I saw under $40. You can always resell them and get your money back if not needed...and probably make a profit depending on timing.
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i don't recommend using a used one. they fail with such regularity, it's a waste of time, and a potential fire hazard.
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Good point, but they are pricey.....if they have the fuses installed on the fans..like the '86, '87's...it seems that they shouldn't present any worse hazard than some of the other crazy electrical circuits...(ie the front condensor fan).... but you see a lot more Carreras than I do!
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Guess its time to find some later model (86-89) model fans. Did not know that they had fuses on the assembly.

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How much of a difference do these blowers make? My SC doesn't have them. I assume they make the heat output less dependant on engine RPM?

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I've got 2 blowers (and all accessory parts) pulled (working) out of an '87 Coupe, if anyone is interested in them for a reasonable price. They were removed from the track car (we don't need no stinkin' heater!)

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Tom,

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Hey, Tom: did you say you have footwell blowers that work. Please e-mail or PM me if you are interested in selling one of them.
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Hey, Tom: did you say you have footwell blowers that work. Please e-mail or PM me if you are interested in selling one of them.
Joe,

Looks like the other Joe is taking them both.

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The dog beat me to it when it was my question about the blowers to begin with! Oh well. Thanks
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