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What does a Heater Blower Fan Resistor do?

The heater blower fan's resistor regulates the speed at which air is blown into the passenger compartment by the fan, according to the input from the switches on the dashboard.

What does a heater blower motor replacement involve?

  • Mechanic will read the ECU for related fault codes.
  • Mechanic will inspect heater blower and corresponding electrical circuit.
  • Mechanic will replace the heater blower motor, if faulty.
  • Mechanic will advise if any other parts need to be replaced.
  • Mechanic will test the heater blower fan, makes adjustments if necessary.

Can I do a heater blower fan replacement myself?

Unless you are a qualified mechanic with the required skills, training and equipment to do the job, we strongly recommend a heater blower motor replacement is only carried out by a professional mechanic. ClickMechanic can help get you a vetted and local mechanic to carry out the work. Just enter your postcode and your car's registration number at the top of this page and select the work needed to get an instant fixed price up front.

How do I know if my blower motor or resistor is bad in my car?

  • When the fan does not work at all (i.e. when it does not push air through the air vents).
  • When the air coming from the air vents is not as strong as usual.
  • When the fan's operating speed stays the same even when changing its speed.

How long will a heater blower fan motor replacement take?

On average, heater blower motor replacement times can range from 1 hour to 2 hours with an average of 1.5 hours. The time that the job takes will depend on a number of factors, like your vehicle's make and model, year, as well as other factors. Select your car at the top of this page for information on job time and cost for your vehicle through ClickMechanic.

How often should I replace a heater blower fan?

Over time, the heater blower fan's motor can wear and fail. In many instances it should be cheaper to replace the heater blower unit completely than replacing parts individually (if at all possible).

Should you experience problems with the heater blower fan, then it is advisable to have the fan unit inspected and, if necessary, have it replaced. Seeing that the fan is especially prone to wear over time it should always be serviced as and when stipulated in the guidelines set out by your car's manufacturer.

How long will a heater blower fan resistor replacement take?

On average, a heater blower fan resistor replacement will take under 1 hour. Ultimately, the time that the job takes will depend on a number of factors, like your vehicle's make and model, year, as well as other factors. Select your car at the top of this page for information on job time and cost for your vehicle through ClickMechanic.

How often should I replace a heater blower resistor?

It is normal for the heater blower fan's resistor to wear due to extensive use over time. In some cases a short circuit might lead the fan to be stuck in one speed, when the fan does not work at all, it might be that it has blown a fuse.

If you experience problems with the heater blower resistor, then it is advisable to have the unit inspected and, if necessary, have it replaced. Seeing that the fan is especially prone to wear over time it should always be serviced as and when stipulated in the guidelines set out by your car's manufacturer.

Why is my car heater not blowing hot air?

If your car heater is not blowing hot air then there can be a number of underlying reasons. A faulty heater blower fan could be due to a bad electrical connection, for example, due to a connector that had to endure an inordinate amount of heat and has subsequently started to melt. It is important that any issues are addressed as quickly as possible to prevent further damage.

Should you experience problems with the heater blower fan, then it is advisable to have the fan unit inspected and, if necessary, have it replaced.

How much does it cost to fix a blower motor resistor?

A heater blower fan resistor replacement generally costs between £70 and £130 with an average price of £90. Pricing will depend on your location, car and what parts your car's manufacturer recommends using for the replacement. Check what you could save by having a heater blower fan resistor replaced by getting a quote through ClickMechanic.

Can I still drive with a faulty heater blower fan?

If you suspect there is any issue with the heater blower fan or there are concerns about its age or condition, book an inspection with a professional mechanic as soon as possible. Whilst a faulty heater blower may not impair the overall performance of the vehicle, it will of course impact comfort.

Can I still drive with a faulty heater blower resistor?

If you suspect there is any issue with the heater blower resistor or there are concerns about its age or condition, book an inspection with a professional mechanic as soon as possible. Whilst a faulty heater blower may not impair the overall performance of the vehicle, it will of course impact comfort.

Is a faulty blower fan an MOT failure?

The heater blower fan is not a component that is usually checked in an MOT, so it shouldn't result in an MOT failure.

How much does it cost to replace a heater blower motor in a car?

Cost for a heater blower motor replacement can range from £110 to £300 with an average price of £190. The cost of replacing a heater blower motor depends on your car and what parts your car's manufacturer recommends using for the replacement. Find out what you could save by having a heater blower motor replaced by ClickMechanic by selecting your car at the top of this page!

Check out the ClickMechanic price for a heater blower fan repair, and find out what you would pay at a franchise dealer. We use industry standard data & millions of data points so you know what you should be paying. These estimates may include Heater blower motor and Blower control module/resistor. We have heater blower fan repair prices for 45 different manufacturers.

Name ClickMechanic Click Mechanic average Franchise dealer estimate

Alfa Romeo

£183 £182 - £352 Get exact price

Audi

£285 £234 - £453 Get exact price

Austin

£167 £237 - £237 Get exact price

Bentley

£603 £658 - £666 Get exact price

BMW

£218 £199 - £415 Get exact price

Chevrolet

£179 £150 - £253 Get exact price

Chrysler

£149 £129 - £204 Get exact price

Citroen

£232 £248 - £346 Get exact price

Dacia

£212 £248 - £258 Get exact price

Daewoo

£177 £205 - £205 Get exact price

Daihatsu

£172 £225 - £225 Get exact price

Dodge

£181 £219 - £227 Get exact price

DS

£195 £197 - £251 Get exact price

Fiat

£156 £154 - £249 Get exact price

Ford

£246 £197 - £450 Get exact price

Honda

£145 £162 - £211 Get exact price

Hyundai

£160 £132 - £273 Get exact price

Infiniti

£213 £253 - £253 Get exact price

Jaguar

£173 £96 - £312 Get exact price

Jeep

£169 £136 - £276 Get exact price

Kia

£183 £174 - £243 Get exact price

Land Rover

£193 £161 - £349 Get exact price

LDV

£156 £185 - £185 Get exact price

Lexus

£154 £135 - £234 Get exact price

Mazda

£185 £160 - £266 Get exact price

Mercedes-Benz

£224 £187 - £381 Get exact price

MG

£188 £197 - £351 Get exact price

MINI

£221 £255 - £292 Get exact price

Mitsubishi

£116 £118 - £175 Get exact price

Nissan

£249 £321 - £444 Get exact price

Peugeot

£249 £258 - £383 Get exact price

Peugeot Talbot

£66 £92 - £92 Get exact price

Porsche

£134 £144 - £223 Get exact price

Renault

£241 £226 - £381 Get exact price

Rover

£101 £134 - £134 Get exact price

Saab

£227 £234 - £339 Get exact price

SEAT

£245 £262 - £450 Get exact price

Skoda

£251 £193 - £495 Get exact price

Smart

£267 £320 - £374 Get exact price

Subaru

£215 £199 - £296 Get exact price

Suzuki

£160 £161 - £221 Get exact price

Toyota

£225 £265 - £361 Get exact price

Vauxhall

£189 £175 - £309 Get exact price

Volkswagen

£267 £235 - £430 Get exact price

Volvo

£382 £350 - £764 Get exact price

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  • Microcar
  • Metrocab
  • Hummer
  • Reva
  • Asia
  • TVR
  • Ferrari
  • Morgan
  • Buick
  • Lamborghini
  • Pontiac
  • Carbodies
  • Mitsubishi Fuso
  • Moskvich
  • Cadillac
  • Ford US
  • Aixam
  • Daimler
  • FSO
  • Iveco
  • Maybach
  • Rolls-Royce
  • Santana
  • Tata
  • Great Wall
  • Piaggio
  • Perodua
  • Aston Martin
  • Isuzu
  • Lada
  • Lancia
  • Lotus
  • Maserati
  • Proton
  • Ssangyong
  • London Taxi's International

Estimates on repair costs, such as the above results for a heater blower fan repair, are created by combining data from multiple third-party sources. The actual cost of using your local repair providers may be outside of the estimated range. We provide estimates on repair costs for information only and accept no liability for any inaccuracies or errors. If you think an estimate is incorrect, please contact us to let us know.

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Recent Heater Blower Fan repair quotes

These recent quotes were taken from our quote engine which uses third-party industry standard data on repair times, along with a live parts retailer, and a regional labour rate to build an accurate free quote. We are constantly improving our quote engine, so please let us know if a price seems incorrect.

£190.59

Heater blower motor replacement

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Leeds
£89.71

Heater blower control module/resistor replacement - front

Vauxhall Vectra
Belper
£241.28

Heater blower motor replacement

Renault Scenic
Gloucester
£331.22

Heater blower motor replacement

Volkswagen Passat
Salisbury