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Old 07-10-2009, 06:19 PM   #1
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heater/ac blower motor

i have a 2006 honda ridgeline which i just bought and the a/c - heater fan motor stopped working. I told my Honda dealer and they said that they havent heard anything about this so i took it to a friend of mine who is a mechanic. The old wiring harness was melted due to the connections in the harness being lose and therefore burnt out the motor. we replaced the blower motor ($215+labour) but the wiring started to heat up right away. So He made new conections and we have since checked them and they seem fine as there is no discoloration on the clips. I also reported this to Honda Canada who stated that they have not heard of this promblem. Anyways i am keeping my receipt becasue hopefully they will do the right thing and have a recall at some point and do it before someones truck catches on fire. I heard they changed the wiring harness in 2007 so they must know that there is something wrong with the connections.
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Old 07-10-2009, 06:24 PM   #2
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Re: heater/ac blower motor

This is a known issue... Look here... http://www.ridgelineownersclub.com/f...ht=ac+fan+fire

This is the site from the US government where you can report the issue. http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/ivoq/

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Old 07-10-2009, 08:52 PM   #3
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Re: heater/ac blower motor

This is a definite issue. Last year I had just past 36 months but onlyhad
38,000 miles. My fan motor went out. First it was the fuse, but that didnot repair the situation. They went in an checked everything and found that the fuse had not blown soon enough and melted the wiring in the harness.
It ended up taking six weeks to get the parts. Honda had to jump all over one of the vendors because they went into a severe back order.
Long story made short.................. My dealer had the whole thing fixed and wouldnot let me pay one cent. They picked up the tab, saying something like that should have never happened.

The fan motor with harness was a real problem on the 06 Ridgeline.
I never had a water leak problem at all, but I did go through the mess with the fan motor/fuse/wiring harness.

Good luck!!! Hope it is resolved with the least amount of cost directly to you.
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Old 08-07-2009, 08:45 PM   #4
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Re: heater/ac blower motor

yup mine burned up too, new harnessnew motor, new power transister just to be safe
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