How to remove the heater/blower fan (2003-2010)

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Model: C3 2002-2005, Original shape model
Year: 2003 (53)
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For the most part the heater/blower fan seems to be fairly reliable. However if you have a reason to pull the fan out, here is how to do it.
To make things a bit clearer, the photos were taken of an air distribution box that has been removed from a vehicle.
The blower fan sits up on top of the air distribution box, in the center of the dash, just under the windscreen.
fan01 002.jpg
The first thing you should do is remove the glove box. There is a tutorial for removing the glove box HERE.

Here is a picture of the end of the motor housing and some of things you will have to deal with.
If you notice, I have noted that there might be a screw retaining the motor. Mine didn't have the screw but yours might.
Next, remove the fan motor electrical connector. It is located right at the very top of the fan motor. The connector has retaining clips. Squeeze the clip lugs together to release the retaining claws and pull the plug out

The fan motor is held in the box by a bayonet, "twist and lock" action. You will need to undo the catch. Press the catch toward the center of the motor housing and off the stop.
Rotate the motor housing counter clockwise a couple of centimeters, until the loop hits the screw post.
Now pull the fan assembly out.

The motor and fan assembly are held onto the mounting housing by 2 screws that can be seen in the pictures.
I think if you needed to replace the fan assembly, it would come with the mounting housing.

To re-install the motor assembly, line the loop up with the screw post, push the fan assembly into the distribution box, then twist the fan assembly clockwise until the retaining clip clicks.

Install the motor connector and put the glove box back.
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