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Old 19 Dec 2004, 11:12 pm
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Hello,
I haven't been here for a while, I'm busy adding mileage to my 2004 touring...[8)]
It is getting cold here and so I'm running the heat in earnest. I'm finding the fan doesn't do much in the 1 and 2 position. Generally, I'm running the fan with heat to get things warmed up, and then I cut back, or do not use the fan at all.
Can't seem to feel or hear much fan action in the 1 and 2.
Will be taking in for an oil change in a week or so and will ask then, but decided I'd ask here first for any information. You all have been very helpful in the past. Thanks.

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Old 20 Dec 2004, 12:32 am
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frances,your right you can't hear the fan running until you get around the third setting.It's the same way with both our Cruiser, so I guess it's normal.
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If there was something wrong with the fan or resistor, it wouldn't work at all, or it would work on high only. It is almost unbearable on 3 or 4 a lot of the times (unless its 3 or 4 on a/c) so mine is usually on 1 or 2. 2 in the mornings to let the car heat up so not so much cold air rushes over the heater core so it has a radiator effect. It's minimal but it makes me happy. and 1 on the way to work. very toasty. I dunno, personal preference I guess.
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That's why you have different settings. If you want to hear the fan on 1 then before you start the car put the fan on 1 and turn the key but don't start the engine. You will hear the fan running on it's lowest setting.
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Old 21 Dec 2004, 01:51 am
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Hello,
I appreciate your insight! The heat/ac works great, btw, and I didn't think ANYTHING could heat/ac as well as our 91 Nissan Sentra...which finally died this summer ~ we had a good run.
I'm happy with the controls position, so I don't have to look down to adjust something while driving. I'm average height, so it may be different for anyone taller.
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Old 21 Dec 2004, 08:52 am
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Let me assure you positions 1 & 2 work. It was in single digits yesterday & this morning, and I had my heat on 2, and had to back down to 1 because it was getting too warm - and I drive in shirtsleeves - no coat when I drive. Usually, even 1 gets too warm after several miles. On a 50 mile commute, car has plenty of time to warm up.
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Wow Don, 50 miles one way!!
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Wow Don, 50 miles one way!!
That's the days I don't go into Manhattan on a bus.
Yeah, that's why I have 80,000 miles on my '02. Getting around 25 MPG, and other than deer, usually have the commute in to myself (on the road before 05:00).
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