Hi, I have a 2002 V6 Honda Accord Coupe. My A/C and heater fan just quit
yesterday. The fan only comes on if I turn the fan knob to Maximum, and even
then the A/C or heater doesn't work. I have checked all the fuses on the
driver's side, passenger side and engine compartment fuse boxes. Any help
would be greatly appreciated. Thank you so much. Karen L.
I have an 1998 Accord and the fan switch ran on only one speed. I
thought the switch had broken. I was dreading having a dealer or
mechanic pull the dash apart to rplace the switch.
It turns out the the plastic on the fan speed knob (female connection)
had cracked. I pulled the knob off (pull towards you)and replaced it
(slide a new knob on) and the fan was fine. I have all 4 fan speeds.
This does not explain your heat or AC? ??
There is no resistor pack in that model, but rather a rectifier-driven
thing,. Thank goodness Honda also put in the 'full speed switch' for
such an event. The speed dial might be dead, or the terminal corroded.
The part that varies the speed is just inside the heater, beside the fan
and can be seen looking in over the glove box. (or at least you see the
screws that hold it in place) Might have to drop fan out bottom.(easy)
If there's RUST inside there, you've probably had problems with damp
carpet during rainstorms, right?
What the heck would you need an H-bridge for? To reverse airflow and pump it
out of the passenger compartment? :)
One of the resistors on my resistor pack (88 Civic) died and I replaced it
with a MOSFET (no H-bridge, just a single one) and a little controller that
outputs 0..100% PWM, for smooth fan control. Yeah, a bit overkill, but it
was fun project :)
Yeah, N-channel in a low side configuration. I actually fitted the
MOSFET and its heatsink onto the piece that usually the resistors are
mounted on to. It was a bit trickier than I thought; try switching a 10A
inductive load without really being able to tap into the circuit. (I
wanted to make it a drop-in for the resistor pack; didn't want to mess
with re-wiring the entire blower, partially because it would have been a
bit of a pain, and partially because I didn't know ahead of time whether
it would actually work
I usually don't design power electronics (not anywhere near) but it was
a fun thing to do. Went through several revisions and only blew one
single FET. Mightily proud of myself, I am
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Actually the car has been well taken care of without any water damage. 26 K
miles We're the original owner. Where is the fuse for the fan? The reason is
I have checked all the colored looking fuses, but maybe the fuse is one of
the non colored things. Or there is this black plastic box, to the left of
the main fuse box on the firewall in the engine compartment. I didn't know
if these were fuses or not. The fan only blows on the over-ride high setting
but the A/C compressor doesn't engage or heater either, even in the override
high mode with the fan blowing. It does not blow cold air.
Thanks again for all your advice and any help you can give us.
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