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I've just signed up after receiving a Nissan note ntec DCI, 2010 plate as a donation to myself (yard times!) I'm okay with bolts and nuts, though electrical problems fry my brain guys. The car has a few problems and I have my suspicions. Though I am more than happy to he corrected as I have no experience with these cars, and any work will be carried out by me so there's no "it's not worth it" arguments here lol. Let's save it!?

Problem 1) - driver front and passenger side rear windows don't work from the drivers or passengers side yet other two works fine (some kind of switch, relay or fuse?)

Problem 2) - heaters blow no air whatsoever on all settings. Turning from 0 to 1/2/3 triggers the AC switch to come on but not on 4, when only COMPLETELY NOTHING happens lol! (Fuses, resistor pack, the whole climate control unit itself? The blower motor? What are the common failures here?)


It's a lovely car, and is genuinely hillarious to drive the wave of torque up hills so she has to he saved! Appreciate all your input in advance
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Oh my sweet Caroline, I've posted my first post in the wrong section! Someone call me a taxi honestly :censored:
 

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Hi NtecBear, did you find a solution to your air blower problem I am also looking at the same problem in my 11plate note. The local nissan specialists rolled their eyes and suggested I get rid of the car...
 

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Hi NtecBear, did you find a solution to your air blower problem I am also looking at the same problem in my 11plate note. The local nissan specialists rolled their eyes and suggested I get rid of the car...
Afternoon Phil, was easy enough. Got zero help from all the troglodytes on here, so persevered myself.

£36 at my local motor factors covered it, and he said this is the same part 75% of cars use so forget your Renault OEM nonsense, sorry I mean Nissa....yeah it's renault! When I opened the old one up, it had separated from its spindle bearing rather violently lol. Don't think these things are balanced whatsoever, and the plastic quality is poor. Unbalanced and brittle after 5-7 years never ends up well lol. Dashboard removal took around two hours though I work very fast and have no patience. I believe the con men in nissan overall so to speak would charge you for many more hours than this?!

Diagnostic process (not 100% though will get you there) :

Check resistance and power / earth's on the climate control panel. An infinite resistance means it's open circuit, needing binned, a reading of 0.8-1.2 is acceptable. If this is ok, move onto....

Check the fuse. Fuse good? Move onto..

Check the power card in the same way.

Check the blowers receiving signal, ground and power on the harness side, if so, all is well and the blowers shot.


If any of that confused you man, if you just have the exact same symptoms as I did (no blowing air at all on settings 1/2/3/4) then it's the blower motor. Power card aka resistor pack only shite itself on certain settings, example 1&4 work but 2&3 don't etc etc) then it's the blower motor.

I would suggest you take your car elsewhere as these nissan specialists know fuck all, and are only implying you to get your wallet out. The diagnostic process can be done on less than one hour. The harness to blower motor is accessible from the glovebox when removed and from drivers side footwell. Any mechanic will diagnose this for you on one hours labour fees aka the diagnostic fee.

Hope all is well Phil ✌😜
 

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Afternoon Phil, was easy enough. Got zero help from all the troglodytes on here, so persevered myself.

£36 at my local motor factors covered it, and he said this is the same part 75% of cars use so forget your Renault OEM nonsense, sorry I mean Nissa....yeah it's renault! When I opened the old one up, it had separated from its spindle bearing rather violently lol. Don't think these things are balanced whatsoever, and the plastic quality is poor. Unbalanced and brittle after 5-7 years never ends up well lol. Dashboard removal took around two hours though I work very fast and have no patience. I believe the con men in nissan overall so to speak would charge you for many more hours than this?!

Diagnostic process (not 100% though will get you there) :

Check resistance and power / earth's on the climate control panel. An infinite resistance means it's open circuit, needing binned, a reading of 0.8-1.2 is acceptable. If this is ok, move onto....

Check the fuse. Fuse good? Move onto..

Check the power card in the same way.

Check the blowers receiving signal, ground and power on the harness side, if so, all is well and the blowers shot.


If any of that confused you man, if you just have the exact same symptoms as I did (no blowing air at all on settings 1/2/3/4) then it's the blower motor. Power card aka resistor pack only shite itself on certain settings, example 1&4 work but 2&3 don't etc etc) then it's the blower motor.

I would suggest you take your car elsewhere as these nissan specialists know fuck all, and are only implying you to get your wallet out. The diagnostic process can be done on less than one hour. The harness to blower motor is accessible from the glovebox when removed and from drivers side footwell. Any mechanic will diagnose this for you on one hours labour fees aka the diagnostic fee.

Hope all is well Phil ✌😜
Good feedback on a blown blower. But maybe a tad unfair to state 'zero help from the trodlodytes on here'
Not many owners have tackled a full dash removal i guess.
I thought the forum was supposed to be friendly, and I've had some good advice here over a couple of years, but i wouldn't expect answers to every single fault that a car can throw up.
This is an owners club not a nissan 'experts only' club 😉
 

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Afternoon Phil, was easy enough. Got zero help from all the troglodytes on here, so persevered myself.

£36 at my local motor factors covered it, and he said this is the same part 75% of cars use so forget your Renault OEM nonsense, sorry I mean Nissa....yeah it's renault! When I opened the old one up, it had separated from its spindle bearing rather violently lol. Don't think these things are balanced whatsoever, and the plastic quality is poor. Unbalanced and brittle after 5-7 years never ends up well lol. Dashboard removal took around two hours though I work very fast and have no patience. I believe the con men in nissan overall so to speak would charge you for many more hours than this?!

Diagnostic process (not 100% though will get you there) :

Check resistance and power / earth's on the climate control panel. An infinite resistance means it's open circuit, needing binned, a reading of 0.8-1.2 is acceptable. If this is ok, move onto....

Check the fuse. Fuse good? Move onto..

Check the power card in the same way.

Check the blowers receiving signal, ground and power on the harness side, if so, all is well and the blowers shot.


If any of that confused you man, if you just have the exact same symptoms as I did (no blowing air at all on settings 1/2/3/4) then it's the blower motor. Power card aka resistor pack only shite itself on certain settings, example 1&4 work but 2&3 don't etc etc) then it's the blower motor.

I would suggest you take your car elsewhere as these nissan specialists know fuck all, and are only implying you to get your wallet out. The diagnostic process can be done on less than one hour. The harness to blower motor is accessible from the glovebox when removed and from drivers side footwell. Any mechanic will diagnose this for you on one hours labour fees aka the diagnostic fee.

Hope all is well Phil ✌😜
Cheers for that, someone did say on here that you can take the top cover off the dash and can see the terminals for the blower motor. I think that's my next step and just try a 12v charge to the motor. I'm not sure I can tackle a full motor change, but I may know someone who can. Cheers for the feedback.
 

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Good feedback on a blown blower. But maybe a tad unfair to state 'zero help from the trodlodytes on here'
Not many owners have tackled a full dash removal i guess.
I thought the forum was supposed to be friendly, and I've had some good advice here over a couple of years, but i wouldn't expect answers to every single fault that a car can throw up.
This is an owners club not a nissan 'experts only' club 😉
Hey come on now Jym, troglodyte has to be the greatest word that no one has heard of! It means you're a cave dweller, I'm a troglodyte too 😁 coronadyte 18 months strong!!!

I gathered this is the job everyone fears doing, and if I'm honest it absolutely sucked. There's many different ways to access the blower motor, full dash out if you're doing it yourself is always a confidence builder for those who want to learn. Once completed, you'll tackle any job on a car once you realise it's just time. Ofcourse, the quicker and more barbaric way is by dropping the steering column and cutting the panel to gain access which cuts the time by half(ish?). My fat hands would get plenty cuts this way. There isn't much space down there Jym.

I wish I had taken pictures and then left it here to help others. I am a troglodyte for not doing so 🤭 next up is the window regulators, and window switch diagnostics. I'll be sure to put a guide up, and we can make being troglodytic great again in our Corona man-caves!

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Hey come on now Jym, troglodyte has to be the greatest word that no one has heard of! It means you're a cave dweller, I'm a troglodyte too 😁 coronadyte 18 months strong!!!

I gathered this is the job everyone fears doing, and if I'm honest it absolutely sucked. There's many different ways to access the blower motor, full dash out if you're doing it yourself is always a confidence builder for those who want to learn. Once completed, you'll tackle any job on a car once you realise it's just time. Ofcourse, the quicker and more barbaric way is by dropping the steering column and cutting the panel to gain access which cuts the time by half(ish?). My fat hands would get plenty cuts this way. There isn't much space down there Jym.

I wish I had taken pictures and then left it here to help others. I am a troglodyte for not doing so 🤭 next up is the window regulators, and window switch diagnostics. I'll be sure to put a guide up, and we can make being troglodytic great again in our Corona man-caves!

Dave x
Ok Dave, confess i looked it up tbh...it said cave dweller/old fashioned etc. Your post was a good one and will help others (even without the photo's)
Hope your note continues to run well for you :)
 

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Cheers for that, someone did say on here that you can take the top cover off the dash and can see the terminals for the blower motor. I think that's my next step and just try a 12v charge to the motor. I'm not sure I can tackle a full motor change, but I may know someone who can. Cheers for the feedback.
Phil, I got a couple of quotes for the blower motor fitted from 3 friends who are mechanics, who work on all types of cars locally for you. The blower motor fitted was £280-380, I'm in Orkney Islands where postage has a Highland / Island surcharge so you can use this as an ballpark figure. A Nissan specialist in Inverness quoted me close to £700 (it's a Renault remember phil, it's not a Nissan GTR or a Ferrari!!!!!!). All prices exc vat.

The price quote was based on the auto-data labour time for this job which is an industry standard workshop software most independent garages will use outside of dealerships. 4-5 hours labour plus the cost of the part. The boys said this is a common fault, and have done a few already in September alone. Avoid this Nissan specialist you mentioned lol. Anyone who tells you to get rid of your car only demonstrates they're a specialist in having a specialisation in sack all!

I hope this helps you out sir👻✌
 

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I bought my blower, and the Main Dealer fitted it for €120. All in, it cost me €190. Just under 2 hours work. i.i.r.c.

I think they tackled it from the drivers footwell, after dropping the steering column.

Yep, it's as well balanced as bent cycle wheel. I never go above no.3 on the blower control.
 
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