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Old 10-14-2018, 01:01 PM   #1
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Default 2006 Vue V6 blower fan problem

Hi, my son's 2006 Saturn Vue V6 automatic is having a blower fan issue, it only works on settings 3 and 4 on the dash knob. 1 and 2 do not work at all.

I installed a brand new blower fan and it does the same thing. Would the actual dash knob go bad? Is there a blower fan module somewhere in these cars?

Thanks in advance for any input.

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Old 10-14-2018, 01:37 PM   #2
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Default Re: 2006 Vue V6 blower fan problem

Presuming heater blower controls haven't changed from '05 to '06, there may be a resistor card used to control fan blower speeds. It's behind the blower motor.

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Old 10-14-2018, 03:20 PM   #3
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Default Re: 2006 Vue V6 blower fan problem

Interesting. When I had the fan out I unfortunately did not look up inside there but it only takes a few min to get the fan back out.

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Old 10-14-2018, 03:41 PM   #4
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Default Re: 2006 Vue V6 blower fan problem

If you find a resistor card, removing it will show what burned out. '05 Vues with this resistor card shows several resistors on a small square circuit board to allow selecting four blower speeds. You'll probably see a narrow rectangular plug connecting to the card.

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Old 10-14-2018, 04:55 PM   #5
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Default Re: 2006 Vue V6 blower fan problem

In my case it was the switch was burnt out.


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Old 10-14-2018, 06:59 PM   #6
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Default Re: 2006 Vue V6 blower fan problem

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If you find a resistor card, removing it will show what burned out. '05 Vues with this resistor card shows several resistors on a small square circuit board to allow selecting four blower speeds. You'll probably see a narrow rectangular plug connecting to the card.

Ok thanks I'll pull it back apart and look for that card. How can you tell if it's bad, will there be black/burn marks on it?

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Old 10-14-2018, 07:00 PM   #7
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In my case it was the switch was burnt out.


ACDelco 15-50700 GM Original Equipment Heating and Air Conditioning Blower Control Switch https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0016HWQ1M..._y06WBb3AYPETS

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Thanks, I'm guessing that plugs into the back of the knob on the dash?

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Old 10-14-2018, 07:58 PM   #8
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Default Re: 2006 Vue V6 blower fan problem

Blower switch or resistor card, each requiring removal for access. There are three types of blower resistor cards; old style bare nichrome wires in coils that may glow as current limiters, circuit board style with printed carbon lines and solid state electronics. A check with online auto parts like rockauto can show which ones yours uses (either circuit card or finned aluminum heat sink covering electronics). A plain carbon circuit board may show signs of burn marks. I have the expensive solid state electronic blower card with variable speed control in 'auto' fan mode or stepped speeds in manual mode. Below is a resistor card (example) with carbon lines.
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Old 10-14-2018, 08:38 PM   #9
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Default Re: 2006 Vue V6 blower fan problem

Once you get at the panel and unplug the switch etc it will be obvious if itís burnt up and fried.

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Default Re: 2006 Vue V6 blower fan problem

Ok thanks guys this gives me some info to look into.
Just to clarify, the card is behind the blower motor when I remove it.
Where exactly is the 'switch'? Is it near the blower motor or is it attached to the dash knob?
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Old 10-16-2018, 11:11 AM   #11
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Ok thanks guys this gives me some info to look into.
Just to clarify, the card is behind the blower motor when I remove it.
Where exactly is the 'switch'? Is it near the blower motor or is it attached to the dash knob?
Thanks!
Switch is part of the knob. Start by pulling the control panel and unplugging the blower switch to see if its fried.

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Ok thank you

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Default Re: 2006 Vue V6 blower fan problem

the card resistor module is in blower housing. for 05-06 era? how did the resistor design change in later years?

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