Heater recirculator fault (open circuit)

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I have a Lexia 3 and came up with the fault of a open circuit on air resculator any ideas is this part of the actual control panel or part of the heater its self I have a 1.4 16v hdi SX with auto aircon
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Hello midbedspompey
air resculator any ideas is this part of the actual control panel or part of the heater
I would guess that its the solenoid that is active when you have the 'recirc' button pressed on the auto aircon control panel.

(The one on the left, picture of a car with an arrow in it)

You probably haven't even noticed that it doesn't work!


Are you 'just looking' for things to fix, or is there a problem that you are trying to track down?
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C3CAR wrote:Hello midbedspompey
air resculator any ideas is this part of the actual control panel or part of the heater
I would guess that its the solenoid that is active when you have the 'recirc' button pressed on the auto aircon control panel.

(The one on the left, picture of a car with an arrow in it)

You probably haven't even noticed that it doesn't work!


Are you 'just looking' for things to fix, or is there a problem that you are trying to track down?

I need for when the rape seed fields come out as I suffer from asthma so It is quite important my central locking some times goes hay wire as well not locking or not unlocking but no faults showing ?
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I need for when the rape seed fields come out as I suffer from asthma
I would also check (or just change) the pollen filter, as that filters the pollen, but the recirculator just recycles the air inside, to prevent unpleasant smells entering the cabin. Its not ideal for extended periods.

The air recirculator motor/solenoid on a citroen C3 Hdi with auto aircon (climate control) is located to the right of the centre console and to the left of the steering column.
Citroen C3 air recirc (recirculator) climate control motor/solenoid
Citroen C3 air recirc (recirculator) climate control motor/solenoid
If you find the steering height adjustment lever, look through that hole and see a box, with a white sticker on it, that's the air recirculator motor/solenoid.


This is a video of the mechanical parts in action when you activate and deactivate the air recirc button on the climate control panel



Citroen C3 with Auto Aircon -Air Re...
Citroen C3 with Auto Aircon -Air Recirculator- motor in action



my central locking some times goes hay wire
That sounds like it needs its own topic. :)


Pollen Filter For Citroen C3 1.4 HDi 2001 to December 2009 is here

The instructions for changing the pollen cabin filter on a Citroen C3 are here
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