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Old 02-27-2012, 01:44 PM   #26
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I also have the same problem as Damon.. 2007 Impreza wagon first the blower would only work on the 4th position and then the fan started making horrible noises.

I've never done DIY repair and as its getting warmer I decide I should get it fixed before I need the AC, so I call up the dealer, and have them check it out. They lead me to believe its just 1 part, even though I am emphatic about there being an issue with the fan AND the switch. The switch part came in today and I get a call that they have to replace the fan as well.

Sounds like its going to be ~400 for them to replace both the fan and the resistor, can't even seem to find the fan for sale online if I wanted it
I also have a 07 Wagon and my Fan was making crazy noises but sometimes would go away if I hit a bump or something. It did this for like 2 months but it did not bug me because it was not to big of a deal. Now it just stoped working all together and I cant defrost my window so I need to get this fixed ASAP but for $400 huhh....
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Old 02-28-2012, 12:57 AM   #27
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Just something to check before you take it in. I have an 03 WRX, not very familiar with the other models. The relay for the heater blower is to the left of the in cabin fuse box. I pulled mine out and it had actually melted...$40 part from Auto Zone, local dealership....quoted $450. Not to say that this will be your problem, but something to check before you take it in.
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Old 11-11-2012, 03:54 PM   #28
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Does anyone have pictures of how to get to the resistor? I have the same problem as a few of you (nothing on 0-3, full power on 4) and am going to pop it out to see if replacing it fixes my problem.
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Old 11-11-2012, 04:34 PM   #29
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It's the resistor for sure, happens a lot in the cars we fix I doubt it's any different for any other models.
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Old 11-16-2012, 02:12 PM   #30
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Thanks to all who posted in this thread
Another burned out resistor here
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Old 12-31-2012, 02:05 PM   #31
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Found out yesterday that I seem to be having similar issues with my 2006 STI. I got in my car yesterday and started it up and I usually keep my fan on all the time and noticed that my defroster wasn't working. I turned the switch off and on again and nothing. I tried pressing the recirc button and also the AS button a few times and kept trying to turn it on and off. When I turn the fan dial on and off I can hear a relay clicking under the dash on the driver side. After I messed with it for a bit by turning it on and off it started working. The next time I got in my car and started it up it was the same thing but the time after that when I started the car it started working right away so it seems to be an intermittent issue. Anyone have any ideas on what it could be. I was reading some of the posts and it looks like it could be an issue with the resister/transistor but I'm not sure of if it is the same with an 06?... I'm assuming it would be pretty close if not the same. Any ideas on what to check?
Did you ever get your blower motor fixed. I'm having pretty much the same problems with my car but it's an older 97 OBS. Just happened for the first time this weekend. Everything was working fine until I went to the gas station to gas up. Turned the car off, got gas then after I turned the car back on, the blower no longer works in all positions. It happens a lot now but only after I start the car. Sometimes I start the car and everything works fine and sometimes the blower doesn't work at all. It's getting cold down here too and I need to fix since I usually have my heater on the car most of the time.
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Old 08-19-2013, 12:20 PM   #32
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I had this problem a few months back, blower resistor board was burnt out. Now the fan is popping fuses, since I replaced it. lovely thing is that the motor is an assembly and cost $227 at the dealer. ugh.
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Old 01-31-2014, 08:50 AM   #33
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Default 2012 Subaru ImprezzaSport Lim- heat/AC Fan makiing noises

Hi, new to this site.

Seems to be of great help so far. Our Subaru is making odd noises when we turn the heat up. Monitoring it to see what happens. Out of country, so no warranty available. Will possibly have to take in or order parts myself and take in. Might even have to repair myself. Heater still works in all respects but making awful noises for a car with only 25K miles on it.

Do not know at this point if it is the fan, motor or? This site can help me troubleshoot. Thanks in advance
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Old 01-31-2014, 09:15 AM   #34
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i have the same problem but only works on 1! shop said i need need ac compressor
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Old 01-31-2014, 09:19 AM   #35
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Had this problem with mine not to long ago. Same issues: Started off 1&2 speed didn't work then all speeds didnt work. Ended up being my resister. Went to my local oreilly's and picked this up. Its all good now and I am nice and warm. Good luck everyone.

http://www.oreillyauto.com/site/c/se...eza&vi=1430731
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Old 03-09-2014, 11:01 AM   #36
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Had the same problem. Replaced resistor, worked well for 2 weeks, then it went again. Replaced resistor again, won't blow on any speed. Disconnect resistor and Fan, still blowing fuses. Replaced switch. Still blowing fuses. trace wiring, all wiring looks good. Its a 2008 2.5i. Its driving me crazy. Can't even use my car this winter.
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Old 03-10-2014, 12:44 PM   #37
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Mine screams when I start the car in the morning but then the noise goes away. I will be replacing it once it warms up a bit. I just wonder how hard it is to remove. I think its under the pass side of the dash.
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Old 03-22-2014, 10:50 PM   #38
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i had mine changed out in under an hour. Its easy.
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Old 07-04-2014, 11:37 AM   #39
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Great thread. $35 from RockAuto and I am good to go.
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Old 10-20-2014, 08:19 PM   #40
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i have a 2007 impreza i put a new oe blower motor resistor in an it worked for a couple of hours an it blew again just works on setting 4 dont want to take it to dealer anybody think it could be blower motor pulling to any amps an blowing it the car does havea remote starter in if that matter
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Old 10-20-2014, 08:22 PM   #41
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Sounds like high amp draw. Could be the motor itself. Unless you wired the remote start to the blower circuit for power that shouldn't matter.

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Old 10-20-2014, 09:00 PM   #42
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i have a 2007 impreza i put a new oe blower motor resistor in an it worked for a couple of hours an it blew again just works on setting 4 dont want to take it to dealer anybody think it could be blower motor pulling to any amps an blowing it the car does havea remote starter in if that matter
my wife said the blower motor is surging on high now so that what amkes me think its the motor that took the resistor out
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Old 10-20-2014, 09:30 PM   #43
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Default 2007 WRX wagon blower motor OUT

I have a 2007 WRX wagon (119K) and been having an issue with the blower motor inconsistently working and worsening over 6,000 miles. In 2007, I'm told Subaru made the blower motor an integral part of the assembly requiring the whole system to be replaced. I've looked online and found an OEM part #72223FE020 for as low as $200, $100 used but the donor car had 90K so prob not worth it if mine went out at 108K. It's simple enough to do yourself, but I have been quoted at 2.5 hours labor so I'll probably do it myself. I'll upload pictures when I'm done!

If someone has a used assembly with less than 50K, I'd buy it...
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Old 10-21-2014, 09:05 PM   #44
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It can be done in about an hour. It is a one piece part since 03.

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Old 10-21-2014, 09:10 PM   #45
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my wife said the blower motor is surging on high now so that what amkes me think its the motor that took the resistor out
im on my 2nd resistor i didn't hear any thing different with the motor the only thing i did notice is that when i out the new resistor in it barely blew air on 1 or 2 setting
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Old 10-21-2014, 09:33 PM   #46
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I had a bad connection on the wiring harness for the resistor in my old Saab.
it would heat up and melt the harness plastic separating 2 connections and then BAM resistor = kaput
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Old 10-21-2014, 10:30 PM   #47
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my wife said the blower motor is surging on high now so that what amkes me think its the motor that took the resistor out
i checked the wiring no burnt wires i am thinking that the blower motor isnt blowing enough to keep the resistor cool
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Old 10-22-2014, 08:35 AM   #48
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Use a multimeter. Unplug the fan power connector and use a multimeter in the 20amp setting. And put it on the pins in the connector. If you are on the 4th speed you should get a amp reading and the fan should work. If it is anywhere near 20amp the motor has high (mechanical)resistance causing a higher amp draw.(I think the fan is on a 15amp circuit)
Now switch speeds and see where the amp draw goes. It should change with the settings. Switch to voltage now and do the same test at the fan. The highest speed should be 12v and it should go down from there.
There is a write up on this on the first page of this thread.

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Old 10-28-2014, 11:37 AM   #49
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Hi all,
New to this forum. Just got a 2006 Subi Impreza Outback Sport and it came with a failed Blower Motor/Fan. I did follow the troubleshooting guide in the forum and it is now fixed.

Here is a breakdown of what I found:
1. Blower motor did not work on any setting (not the the resistor).
2. I disconnected the blower motor elec plug and checked it for voltages on different settings. It appeared normal.
3. I applied 12v to the fan directly and got no response initially. I gave the motor and light tap with a rubber mallet and it started moving VERY slowly. It would stop after about 3 secs.
4. Replaced fan assembly (not cheap, $285 at dealer).

It now works!
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Old 10-28-2014, 11:40 AM   #50
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Yeah its not cheap at the dealer.
Glad the testing worked out. And you were able to fix it.

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