Themal limiting fuse - Blower Only Works on High Setting, XR

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Themal limiting fuse - Blower Only Works on High Setting, XR

Post by Phils85ti » Wed Apr 26, 2006 12:18 pm

i decided to tackle my next problem.. my blower only works on one speed. so... i removed the module but my question is.. that little thing that looks like a capacitor is that the limiting fuse you guys say you have to replace ?? if so.. how the heck do you get it out.. mine is in there pretty tight im afraid im gonna break one of the springs on the module
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Post by Mike McCreight » Wed Apr 26, 2006 12:35 pm

PM'd a reply to your PM, Phil!
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Post by Phils85ti » Wed Apr 26, 2006 12:37 pm

thank you !! mike
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Post by Maurice S » Wed Apr 26, 2006 12:42 pm

There's supposedly a cheap Radio shack capacitor/resistor? option available which you would need to unsolder and resolder maybe someone will chime in on that...also check out the merk encyclopedia I thingk they have a write up on ithttp://www.merkurencyclopedia.com/Merkur_misc/used%20XR.html .. BAT in FLA sells the whole module pg 41..if you wanna go that route
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Post by Maurice S » Wed Apr 26, 2006 12:55 pm

Mike, I think you should post the fix...and then it should go to the FAQ, as it's a common problem.
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Post by Phils85ti » Wed Apr 26, 2006 1:44 pm

im working on trying to get the old fuse out... it broke off where it crimps so now im digging trying to get the darn thing out. ill get it :)
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Post by Phils85ti » Wed Apr 26, 2006 2:30 pm

i went by my local radio shack and those guys didnt have a clue... does anyone happen to know the radio shack part number ??????
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Post by Phils85ti » Wed Apr 26, 2006 2:49 pm

well... i did some more researching and i couldnt find the radio shack part number but i did find a part number that is supposdly common in the electronics industry and is suppose to be a direct replacement for our thermal limiting fuses....so if you guys need it here it is... im going to go pick it up from a electronics distributor here in my town..

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Post by NCMERK » Thu Apr 27, 2006 1:22 am

I'll get you the rs p/n tomorrow, its in my jeep which is in the garage at the moment.
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Post by xrian » Thu Apr 27, 2006 7:48 am

[Admin: The actual PN for the thermal fuse, purchased from Radio Shack is:]

Radio Shack #270-1322

Do not try to solder it in as you will blow the fuse. Remember that it is a THERMAL fuse. You will need to crimp it into place.
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Post by Mike McCreight » Thu Apr 27, 2006 8:33 am

Thanks, Ian!
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Post by John R. Rowlands » Thu Apr 27, 2006 11:16 am

Phils85ti,

This is a pretty common heater resistor. You should be able to but direct from Ford. Or better yet go to a junk yard and scrounge around and you will probably be able to pick up at least two or three!

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Post by xrian » Thu Apr 27, 2006 4:42 pm

At less than $3.00 @ Radio Shack, why would you??
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Post by John R. Rowlands » Thu Apr 27, 2006 11:48 pm

xrian wrote:At less than $3.00 @ Radio Shack, why would you??
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Post by xrian » Fri Apr 28, 2006 9:07 am

You've got to be kidding!!!!!!
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