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Marty, ASE Certified Technician
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81 VW rabbit pickup: diesel..heater blower motor..the hood

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My '81 VW rabbit pickup diesel needs a heater blower motor, what is the best way to go about it, from the topside, under the hood, or under the dash?? Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks Larry P>
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: VW
Expert:  Marty replied 8 years ago.
Hi Larry, it's been awhile since I've seen an 81 Rabbit but I've attached some workshop instructions from the manual below for you. Hopefully it helps.



NOTE: The fresh air blower motor is located on top of the heater box. The motor is reached from the engine compartment by removing the plastic drip tray at the base of the windshield.

  1. Remove the plastic screen covering the fresh air inlet.
  2. Detach series resistance (V) from bracket (H).
  3. Remove clamp (K).
  4. Tilt the motor up and out.
NOTE: Installation is the reverse of removal.
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