- Completely Stock P5
so this is the fix? and cleaning it works just as well?I had the same problem. Every place I read said I had to replace the entire HVAC controlls. So I just dealt with having AC by feathering the switch someplace between 3 & 4. After 2 years of juggling this dilema I took everything apart and tried cleaning the switch. Long story short the switch is not the problem.
The problem was under the glove box.
It cost me $26 to fix the problem. Now I have all 4 speeds again and AC in all 4 speeds. No more flickering!!!! No more feathering the switch between 3&4 to get the AC's green light to come on. All works like it did when I got the car way back in 2003 with 3 miles on her.
I changed out the blower motor resistor. www.rockauto.com
2003 MAZDA PROTEGE5 2.0L 2000cc L4 FI DOHC : Heat & Air Conditioning : Blower Motor Resistor.
Part # RU332
so this is the fix? and cleaning it works just as well?
you have the new part...why not just replace it?I went for a drive. While it works a bit better, cleaning blower motor resistor pack did not totally fix the issue. I'm going to clamp the wire contacts behind the controls, and see if that works. If not, maybe the new resistor pack for the blower motor will fix the issue. Updates to follow.
Edit: Figured out where the cables were. What I cant figure out is how to remove the spade crimp connectors from the plastic housing.