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Hi...I've an SLK R170 320 from 2000...she's been around the block (106k) is struggling with rust and is starting to show her age....in prep for a weeks holiday next week, I took her for a run today and with a steamy windscreen I turned the blower rotary switch to 5 at which point I heard a dull click, smelled a slight burning smell and the blower went inactive...air still percolated through but with no power. Having read prior threads I can see that the fault may lie in one of three places...the blower itself, the resistor element or the dashboard rotary control...I'd appreciate any advice available to help me pin point the failure so I can set about the repair.....many thanks
 

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Hello and welcome from North Wales.


Your blower motor fault will usually be the regulator attached to the blower motor.
However, water can also enter the blower assembly if the drain at the base of the windscreen is not kept clean. The drain is accessible by removing the wiper arms then the plastic panel/scuttle below the windscreen.

I would suggest cleaning it anyway even if water is not present on the blower. Routine maintenance.
 

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Hi...dropped out the undertray and the blower shield....and yes, a few leaves did drop out, but there was a red (I presume power) lead that looked like it had been shredded (Looked like it had been gnawed by mice) and the blower failed as the last copper core broke away...I guess it must have come into contact with a rotary element...anyway, I snipped away the shredded copper and spliced the ends back together....the blower now works fine. I do need to go back in as the cable is a little tight, but at least I now know what is going on :smile:
 

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Hi...dropped out the undertray and the blower shield....and yes, a few leaves did drop out, but there was a red (I presume power) lead that looked like it had been shredded (Looked like it had been gnawed by mice) and the blower failed as the last copper core broke away...I guess it must have come into contact with a rotary element...anyway, I snipped away the shredded copper and spliced the ends back together....the blower now works fine. I do need to go back in as the cable is a little tight, but at least I now know what is going on :smile:
Would that they were all that easy and inexpensive! :) Welcome from Sacramento CA!!
 
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