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Blower fan and Headlights?


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I have a 2000 boxter and recently the blower fan quit working. The display works but no air. Also (and I don't know if they're related) the headlights quit working on dim. When I flip the switch to brights I get nothing, but If I hold back the turn switch for the manual high-beam, they come one. ??? I'm confused. Anyone know where to start?

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I have a 2000 boxter and recently the blower fan quit working. The display works but no air. Also (and I don't know if they're related) the headlights quit working on dim. When I flip the switch to brights I get nothing, but If I hold back the turn switch for the manual high-beam, they come one. ??? I'm confused. Anyone know where to start?

Symptoms sure sound like all of the other weird electrical manifestations which all end up pointing to the ignition switch.

Here is a sample from the link below describing usual symptoms:

Symptoms of a broken switch include: breaking plastic sound while moving the key (one time), difficulty inserting or removing the key, unusual 'key feel' while turning the key, and/or the car 'thinking' the key is still inserted even when it's removed. In my case, the 'key feel' was different and my dash lights stayed on. Depending (reports vary), the car thinks the key is still inserted, so the lights, dash, fans, etc. still work. With the electrical functioning, even sporadically, the battery drains. It's important to pop the front hood before the battery goes dead, or you'll have to figure out the trick to getting it open. The door sill hood release won't work if the battery is dead!

Buy the Audi part ( about $35) and, if you are nimble and flexible, easy fix while being upside down looking up at the underside of the dash. You also need a tiny flat screwdriver. Here is the link for detailed instructions and photos: http://industryfigure.com/berkeley/Porsche...itionswitch.htm

Good luck, and let us know the outcome.

Regards, Maurice.

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Try turning back the ignition key slightly...... it sounds like the ignition switch is failing.

That makes sense. I had some trouble with the ignition switch recently and I lubed it and it started working again. Last night I pulled the blower motor out. Do you know if it's safe to hook it up to a battery to test it before I plug it back in the car and order an ignition switch?

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Try turning back the ignition key slightly...... it sounds like the ignition switch is failing.

That makes sense. I had some trouble with the ignition switch recently and I lubed it and it started working again. Last night I pulled the blower motor out. Do you know if it's safe to hook it up to a battery to test it before I plug it back in the car and order an ignition switch?

by the way... I just bought the switch on ebay for $19.95. Hope I don't get screwed! http://cm.ebay.com/cm/ck/1065-29392-2357-0...em=120168075388" target="_blank">Ebay Item Ignition Switch (120168075388)

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