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2013 Passat blower motor stopped working, 45,000. Manual, No

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2013 Passat blower motor stopped working
JA: How many miles are on the car? Is it an automatic or a manual transmission?
Customer: 45,000. Manual
JA: Are you fixing your Passat yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: No fuse diagram in manual
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: No
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: VW
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 2 months ago.

Hello and welcome to JustAnswer!

There isn't a fuse for the blower motor itself. The blower motor is supplied power and ground from the blower motor controller, which is essentially a solid state relay that varies current to the blower motor based on a signal from the control head. The most likely cause for the blower motor not working would be the motor itself or the controller, but it could be a wiring or control head issue.

The first step in diagnosing the problem is to use a test light to check for power and ground at the blower motor. If there is power and ground then the motor will need to be replaced. If it's missing an input then the controller's power, ground and signal will need to be tested.