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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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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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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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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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Default Re: 2006 Vue V6 blower fan problem

In my case it was the switch was burnt out.


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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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In my case it was the switch was burnt out.


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Thanks, I'm guessing that plugs into the back of the knob on the dash?
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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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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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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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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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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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Default Re: 2006 Vue V6 blower fan problem

Thanks guys! The resistor card did the trick, the blower fan now works on all 4 speeds.
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