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Old 07-22-2007, 07:54 PM   #1
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recirculation light stays on

this is driving me F@#$en nuts.

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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
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Old 07-22-2007, 08:33 PM   #2
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use a smaller gauge wire?
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Old 07-22-2007, 08:48 PM   #3
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thanks but I'm really not i the mood for jokes at this point.
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Old 07-22-2007, 09:01 PM   #4
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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.
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Old 07-23-2007, 10:31 AM   #5
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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?
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