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Replaced the blower a while ago, now the fuse keeps blowing.

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Replaced the blower a while ago, now the fuse keeps blowing.
JA: Most vehicles have two fuse panels. Have you located both?
Customer: Yes, it's blowing interior on driver's side.
JA: What is the model/year of your VW?
Customer: 1998 VW Beetle
JA: Are you fixing your Beetle yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Got a mechanic, he replaced the original blower as the motor had seized/died. When new one dies.quit, checked fuse, and it was blown. Replaced it, now the new one's also blown.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: I think that's about it.
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: VW
Expert:  gomi_otaku replied 10 months ago.

Have you tried putting the fan on high speed (meaning it will not go through any resistors in the resistor pack) and then replacing the fuse? Often when the fan dies, it is because it gets burned out due to high resistance in the resistor pack.

If the resistor is not the issue, then you will have to do some wiring checks, measuring resistance of the circuit, or checking the ground points and cleaning them up.

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