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EA82 HVAC Blower Works Only on Speed 3?

EA82 hvac blower speed fan heater a/c work

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#1 carfreak85

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Posted 14 March 2017 - 04:40 PM

Anyone have any idea why my HVAC's blower motor will only operate on fan speed 3?

 

I thought that if the blower motor's resistor pack failed, it would only work on fan speed 4...



#2 TomRhere

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Posted 14 March 2017 - 04:48 PM

The speed selector switch has failed.

 

You are correct on the "High Only" if it was the resistor pack.



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Posted 14 March 2017 - 06:01 PM

I bought a replacement from Oreily with a lifetime warranty for $40.

 

I was able to partially repair the broken one by cutting and resoldering the broken coils but ultimately the new one ended up being a better deal.

 

I also thought about cannabalizing a resistor pack on to the damaged one with a part from the junkyard from a more reliable set of resistor coils or some cheap aftermarket coils but again the $40 part with lifetime warranty was too good a deal. 

 

It is nice to have the multiple speeds particularly for the defroster. The coil pack is on the passenger side below the glove box and has three (?) screws. Pretty easy to change but I did have to get in a weird position on the seat to get at it. Pretty easy to get out and at least inspect and check the coils for resistance.


Edited by kmpdx, 14 March 2017 - 06:15 PM.


#4 GeneralDisorder

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Posted 15 March 2017 - 01:02 AM

You can get a PWM 15 amp variable speed controler on Amazon for about $15 and have full solid state variable speed control.

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#5 carfreak85

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Posted 15 March 2017 - 08:52 AM

I've got an EA81 (for the failed resistor pack in the T-wagon) and an EA82 resistor pack on the way to my local dealer.  I'll see if I can get a fan speed switch too.

 

Thanks!



#6 idosubaru

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Posted 15 March 2017 - 09:06 AM

same issue here (except fan speed 2) - folks said clean or replace the switch. 



#7 GeneralDisorder

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Posted 15 March 2017 - 10:07 AM

https://www.amazon.c...s=pwm motor 15a

 

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Posted 15 March 2017 - 11:49 AM

GD,

That is awesome. Have you installed one like this? Where do you mount the board? 



#9 GeneralDisorder

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Posted 15 March 2017 - 01:47 PM

I have used one recently on a Chevy Astro where the resistor coil pack was unobtainable. Worked great. You can mount it in a duct if you want but we didn't. Doesn't seem to be an issue so far.

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