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Old 11-30-2008, 06:43 PM   #1
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Hello,

I have a 96 A4 2.8 Quattro, and i need to replace the blower motor. I have purchased one online, a VINO....it looks pretty much like the stock Valeo OEM unit, apart from the electrical connections are on top of the motor instead of beside it...

My question is how is the best way to get the glove box off to access the blower motor...my OEM has pretty much had it now...noisy and works intermitantly..

Any help would be appreciated.

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Old 11-30-2008, 08:58 PM   #2
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-Remove sidepanel of dash on the right side (pops off)
-Open glove box and get everything out.
-Look under glove compartment area and undo 3-4 screws holding glove box to dash support.
-Undo 2 screws on the right side of dash (under that cover you took off before)
-Take out glove box by making it flop down be releasing the rollers on each side.
-This will give you space to see the blower.
-Undo torx screws holding blower motor in place.
-Remove and replace with new blower.
-Test blower by turning on car and A/C
-Put together as you took it apart.
-Done

P.S. I've had 5 beers in the last 3 hours, no dinner. :-)
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Old 12-01-2008, 05:02 AM   #3
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On the 96 it's easier if you remove the passenger airbag lower support bracket as well.
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Old 12-01-2008, 05:42 PM   #4
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thank you for the details...shall have a go at it..
Will post my results....thanks

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Old 12-02-2008, 04:54 PM   #5
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1. It's not exactly a 30 minute job on a 1996 car the first time you do it; do as AudiMick says and take out the small airbag support piece that's solidly in the way. Don't worry too much about messing up the fan blade as you pull the old part out - you're junking it, right? Be more careful putting the new part in.

2. The first time I did this job, I ordered the part from a well-respected supplier who offered an "OEM" part a a very good price; what arrived was not the Valeo part but a no-label motor (couldn't tell whether it was made in China, Mexico or eastern Europe, it had no label at all, and a plain brown cardboard box). Most of the motor looked identical to the old part, but the electrical contacts were different; after installing the part I pushed the wires on to the motor's electrical connector and one of the contacts retracted into the motor - oh, no! Using inappropriate tools like a dental pick I was able to retrieve the contact and get the thing connected, the fan worked. A few days later, after a large temperature drop, the unit started howling loudly until it warmed up. I called the supplier, demanded and received a new Valeo part - and got to do the job again. I measured the Valeo part vs. the no-name part side-by-side and observed that the no-name squirel-cage fan protruded slightly further into the heater housing, which caused it to contact the heater housing at certain temperatures. I'm concerned that you might get to do this job twice with your part as well.......
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Old 02-06-2009, 01:54 PM   #6
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Default Re: On the 96 it's easier if you remove the passenger airbag lower support bracket as well.

what's the procedure for an '01?
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Hey AudiWorld, I am in the process of doing the same thing as far as replacing my blower motor. The farthest I have gotten was just taking off the end cap. Could someone post up or email me some pics of what to do? Illustrating it for me works a little bit better. Also does anyone here suggest a certain website to order a blower motor from that is inexpensive and also quality? I've seen blower motors by makers such as Valeo & Febi. The Febi seems to be the same as Valeo although the difference in price is cheaper w/ the Feb blower motor. Also would I have to switch out my resister when changing my blower motor? I know these are a lot of questions but I'm just trying to get it right lol. Thanks Audi World
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Also does anyone here suggest a certain website to order a blower motor from that is inexpensive and also quality?
I don't think inexpensive and quality co-exist for this blower motor. Last time I went cheap, I paid close to $100 for one. It lasted 6 months and was noisy the whole time. Then I paid close to $200. That was quieter and is still in the 96 I sold to my neighbor.
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quality owns quantity....when it comes to cars.
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Old 12-13-2010, 01:19 PM   #10
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Check out this post, if you cant see it make an account.

Its a detailed How-To in my language, replacing blower motor. It has plenty of pictures .

maybe i`ll make a how-to guide if a moderator thinks its usefull and there arent any yet.
I got pictures...
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Well I just got my Blower Motor in the mail today (Finally). It took a while for me to recieve it but I finally got it. Hey weaselciuy could you send me those pics and how to guide to my email? My email is m_joshua@yahoo.com. Or if anyone else has pics of how to put this in and remove the glove pics please send it to my email also. Thanks!
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Hey, weaselciuy I saw your post its very informative really good pics. But my car is a 1996 Audi A4 I think yours is a newer model. So the pics wouldnt really help me because I saw the screws were inside the glovebox on yours. On mine there arnt any screws in the glove box
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Rojo I just did this job on my 99.5 A4 last week. There's not much to take pictures of. Just push on the two levers to pull the glove box all the way down, take out the 3 torx screws (its a T-15 torx) and bend the damn thing outta there. To unscrew the top screw, I used the T-15 torx socket with no rachet on it, but turned it with an open end wrench cause of the clearance. If it takes more than 45 minutes it's because you went in the house to warm your hands.
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Where are the levers located again? I just took off the two screws on the end cap and the glove box wants to come out but I looked and it seems that it is a screw near the outside knee of where the passenger would sit that I need to remove. I know if somehow I could lower the door past its stops I could reach it but so far..no avail. :-( right now I'm inside trying to warm my hands until I can get this done lol
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Best pic I can take is this one. I'm only showing one side cause I'm holding the camera with the other hand. But you reach up and push hard.....you'll feel the spring loaded levers pusing up until the glove box just drops all the way. You don't have to take it out, just drop it all the way out of your way.

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Thanks! I'm going to go back out and get at it again with this new info
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Ok so I FINALLY get the glovebox down thanks mtroxels' help. Then I get to the Blower Motor and start removing the 3 screws...then I get to the last screw which is on top and I can't even get my hand up there to remove it. I saw there looking around, trying to fit my tool in there, and pulled a little bit...but I I could not get to that last screw. Any help guys?
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Ok So now I guess I'm at step irritated lol. So I get the bracket that is holding the blower motor in place unscrewed and once I do that I think I'm home free w/ taking out the old blower motor. But once again it is something else prohibiting me to take the motor out. Its some brace that is connected to the top dash thats in the way of me pulling the motor out. Ive sat there pulling and yanking but no good. Any help w/ this one guys?
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You could take that out of the way if you have to. It's so me bracing for the air-bag. But I just pulled the motor down and kind of pryed it outta there. The squirrel cage and fan housing are all plastic so you can bend it around a little to get it out. Do the same putting the new one back in.
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