View Full Version : recirculation light stays on

Hartge H26
07-22-2007, 07:54 PM
this is driving me F@#$en nuts.

87 325is.
changed the resister
the ground wire for the blower has a short (tester light comes on faintly), when i put the tester to it the passneger side re-circ flaps opens and closes every time I tough it.
There is a relay under the dash the has 6 flat plugs to it. there is a brown wire that runs from 1 connector to another. If I ground that wire, everything works 100%, problem is that the wire i use to ground it gets hot as hell as there is power to it.

Any ideas?????? HELP

07-22-2007, 08:33 PM
use a smaller gauge wire?

Hartge H26
07-22-2007, 08:48 PM
thanks but I'm really not i the mood for jokes at this point.

07-22-2007, 09:01 PM
no seriously, why not use the smaller gauge? maybe the smaller gauge wire can take the power that is being sent through it, so it doesnt ment and or start a fire.

07-23-2007, 10:31 AM
Do you mean a larger Gauge? eg: 14 or 16 instead of 22? Using a wire from your everyday CAT5 network cable will not suffice.
Larger gauge should offer less resistance to the circuit. Resistance = heat.
What gauge of wire are you using and what voltage do you see? There may be something wrong if you are using a decent size wire but its overheating.
Does it heat up at low speeds? or only high?