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MK3 heater resistor - how to replace it

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Hi there,

As title says, i need to replace the heater resistor but i don't know how. Has anyone already replaced it? If yes, how is it made?

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Open bonnet, pull the bonnet seal off from the back of the engine bay. Next pull the plastic cover from behind that between the 2 bonnet hinges. You should see a box now with a pollen filter on the top, 2 clips hold that in, best to replace while you're in there. Under that you'll see a black plug, and 2 wires with spade ends going to a small unit held in with 1 screw, can't remember what type of screw. There's not much excess wire and its pretty fiddly but not too hard a job. Pull it out, will probably be rusty as hell, and refitting is reversal of removal :)
 
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I guess i see how to do it but, is there any thread here with pics for me to see the details of ir? Thanks in advance
 
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As said above,

pop the bonnet
Pull the rubber seal off and th plastic cover
(Green arrow in the photo)

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you’ll see the pollen filter, remove that
The resistor pack is underneath the filter on n/s of car at front
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undo the tx20 torx screw (I think)
Disconnect the connector plug (this is disconnected) and the 2 other spade connections (the orange one and the brown one in photo above) these are a bit tricky, probably need long nosed pliers or equivalent.

then replace
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There are a couple of variations, mine is a 5 pin connector. There is a 4 pin one too, may also be others, you’ll probably need to have a look before ordering replacement

hth
 

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Best to use a torx screwdriver as I tried with a torx bit and almost lost i
 

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Easy to do, done money about 3/4 times, just remember it's on an angle so need to turn as you lift.

The pollen filter in my (m o n d e o) you have to remove the glove box and detach the fuse box!
 

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