Hi i have smoke coming out of vents and a burning smell, car is running good, assume it is something to do with the heater/fan, garage job?

Asked by desrez Nov 21, 2012 at 02:23 AM about the Vauxhall Corsa

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corsa 55 plate 1lte 3 cilinder, good runner but want to know if this burning smell (plastic/rubber) means garage job, is it costly

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Sounds like an electrical issue, aka burning wire. Yes, if you don't know what your doing, you'll need to have a mechanic diagnose it. He will have to locate the area and diagnose the issue as to why the wires melted. Electrical issues are labor intensive.

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I would say its your heater resistor There isnt much more that it could be. Air comes from out side into the blower box, Blower box as heater resistor in it so fan there keeps it cool. But if thats faulty that will smoke and eventually burn out. Then your fan will no longer work. Heater resistors are not expensive and 1 screw holds the item in place. You will have to remove the glove box to see the blower unit. I believe its black on Corsa C you will see 4 wires going to a separate plug. and two to the motor on the bottom. Its normally the 4 wire plug. DCVLUK

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