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Blowers not blowing air
« on: August 03, 2019, 05:10:04 PM »
My 2005 GTi recently stopped blowing air out of the vents. The blowers are definitely working as I can hear them, and if I put it in recirculation mode it blows luke-warm air out of the vents. I've removed the pollen filter as I read that could be a solution, but no avail.

This thread here explains in greater detail:

- Blowers work, but no air coming out of the vents
- I've done the positional reset, but no air ever comes out of the vents
- Removed the pollen filter
- When I go into reverse, recirculation mode automatically turns on
- Recirculation mode spits out luke-warm air

MK5 Golf GTi 197BHP Tornado Red

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Re: Blowers not blowing air
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2019, 03:36:06 PM »
It is likely that one of your flap motors is faulty or a vent is stuck. Do a scan with vcds or obdeleven as the motors give a code when faulty. Also look at the live data when operating the flaps, you will see from the open and closed values which one is faulty. If you don't have a scanner, the fault you are describing is normally the V71 Recirc flap motor. The recirc flap motors are next to the fan behind the glove box, you will see two 6mm bolts, undo them and release the tabs at the top and front right, you will need to move the electrical box on the right of the fan (2 10mm nuts), to have enough space to remove it. Move the assembly to the right then pull out. The V71 motor is the one at the back with the white cog.   

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Re: Blowers not blowing air
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2019, 08:01:19 PM »
The recirc mode is meant to come on to prevent exhaust fumes being sucked into the car. :happy2: