Little glitch today and requests for latch fixes.

Just a little glitch today.  It's only 8 degrees outside and fan stopped working.  Glad I had been reading maintaince posts so I got to try the fix for this.  1) checked the fuse (#4) and it was fine so on to 2) checking the electrical plug into the fan.  Pressed on the electrical plugs and that corrected the issue.

 

I've now got 35K+ miles on it and things are looking good.  

 

I've posted on another forum about my fix for opening the tailgate when one of the latches is broken (the thumb piece) and got about 6 requests for my instructions.  Wow, I hope my instructions work for them. 

 

I'm kind of a Mr. Fixit guy so so far everything is cheap and easy.

 

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Comment by Jim VW on March 24, 2011 at 1:46pm

Kind of on the same position. Been messing with my heater motor all winter waiting for a warmer day to pull it out and see what the issue is. I finally got it out and I didn't find anything obviously wrong. I have found that using my right foot and tapping it against the center console near the motor will usually make it start up.

 

I found that tapping on the motor housing will start/stop the motor. I'm afraid the only recourse would be to replace the motor.

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