2000 Ford Focus *Thermal Fuse For Hea...
gene

Attleboro, MA

#204 Feb 28, 2010
Kenny wrote:
My son has a 2000 Focus. The heater motor has quit on it also. It keeps blowing the fuse that is under the hood(30 Amps). We were told it was the switch. I replaced the switch yesterday,but it blew the fuse again,but not until he turned it to 4. On 1,2 & 3 ,the motor didn't come on,but the fuse didn't blow until he turned it to 4. Any suggestions?
have u got an answer to this question or have you fixed the problem, my daughters 2001 focus is doing the same thing, thinking it's the resistor more than the switch? my email is [email protected] if you recieve this could you let me know what your solution was. thanks
Shay

San Jose, CA

#205 Apr 24, 2010
Mine started this today, fab only works on 4 ac light at 123 but no air [email protected]
trando wrote:
I have a 2000 Ford Focus. A while back, my blower motor stopped working. Rather than just replacing the blower, I attempted to fix it by replacing the brushes in the blower motor. At first it worked great. Then I noticed that the blower stopped working when the switch was turned to the 1 position. Then it stopped working in positions 1 and 2. now, the A/C only works when the blower switch is at 1, 2, or 3, and the blower only works when the switch is turned to 4. So the only way I get cool air is when I go down the road at 70 mph with the window cracked open a bit and the switch turned to 1, 2, or 3. I replaced the blower switch thinking this might be the problem, but it still does the same thing. I noticed that when I took the A/C console apart, to replace the blower switch, all of the bulbs inside were burned out. I have traced the wires from the switches and can't find any shorts, breaks or burns. I didnít hook them to any meter though, so I canít be certain that a short doesnít exist. I was told that probably the blower motor fan speed resistors had blown, and I should replace them.
Anyone else had similar issues?
Happy Resistor installer

Aurora, CO

#206 Jul 26, 2010
Thank you for this Ford Focus Forum. I've had the a/c blower problem and the resistor (located behind the glove box ...to the left of the blower ....when sitting in the passengers seat) was the problem. A quick and easy $15 fix (tax included). Thank you.
mike wrote:
Yep same here, I have a 2000 and after a cold day (Wisconsin)I went to turn the blower on and dial was stuck a bit...little force and it moved but no heat would blow out. I get a little(very lttle heat) when on the highway. Its seems to be one thing after another...the car locks on its own when cold, so dont warm up the car without a spare key!! And my overdrive for awhile was just turning on by itself....wtf!! If this happens to you i found that just holding the button down will stop it from happening while driving but it is a pain in the butt...after a while it stoppped. My check engine light is on again!! Let me know at [email protected] if you get this fixed, im going today to see what the deal is.
Happy Resistor installer

Aurora, CO

#207 Jul 26, 2010
Thanks to this Forum my Ford Focus a/c is working again and the blower (speeds 1-4) work fine. The resistor is behind the glove box to the left of the blower motor (attached to the fir wall w/ one screw). It was a cheap and easy fix. Thank you.
testing

Aurora, CO

#208 Jul 26, 2010
Clive wrote:
hi,
my fan blower work on 1 and 4 only. Is this the fuse or resistirs? and how do i change them?
Also my A/C only worked on 1,2,3 not 4.......is this related?
It's the resistor, behind the glovebox.
Air flow selector broken

Saint Paul, MN

#209 Aug 3, 2010
I own a 2000 Focus anyway in the winter the selector knob started to stick when changing from defrost to another setting then now it just turns and I can turn the knob and the ac light comes on but it is stuck on defrost heat and ac work but from the defroster any idea to how to fix?
Mike The Machanic

Clarence, NY

#210 Aug 8, 2010
Otto wrote:
My 2003 Ford escort ZX2 with A/C ..Fan motor blower stopped suddenly ,not running on any speed .. took out the motor (BOSCH)
there was water and a clump of ice in the motor housing when I took it out ..tested the motor ===,it runs perfectly when connected to 12 V DC , when
I put it back in .connected all plugs .checked all inside and outside fuses ,all ok .. motor does not run .. is there another fuse or a resistor of some kind to check ?
Looking at the fan from the passenger seat there is a resistor pack located to the left of the fan under the dask. The resistor pack is held in place by 2 5/16 inch screws. First disconnect the two plugs to the resisot rpack remove the 2 screws. I'll bet the resistor pack is rusted beyond recognition.(it should be 3 coils and a diode). Call the ford dealer and for about 20$ you'll get a new one
gene

Attleboro, MA

#211 Aug 8, 2010
your blower motor is behing\d the glove box - and your thermal is around the same spot - it't actually a resistor - i replaced both on my daughters Focus - not a hard job
Edwin wrote:
Are there any other 'focus' owners experiencing this problem. If so, how did you deal with it??
My cars' heater stopped working suddenly after a very cold day in the north of ontario. i read in a forum that the thermal fuse might have corroded after experiencing either condensation or some form of moisture leaking in from a vent. I cant find this thermal fuse, i read that it may be attached right on the blower, of which i also cant access - or i would have to remove my radio/cassette player and by doing so - i would also need to reprogram it to work after removing it.. its all so complicated, i would appreciate some help with this matter. BTW, i already checked the other fuses, of which were all fine. i dont want to have to spend extra $$ in replacing the blower, blower motor, switches, if it isnt necessary - my ford dealer provided me with an estimate of C$230 to replace, the blower and for the labor. So unfair, if replacing the thermal fuse could work just as efficiently. HELP ME PLZ!!
gene

Attleboro, MA

#212 Aug 8, 2010
your blower motor is behing\d the glove box - and your thermal is around the same spot - it't actually a resistor - i replaced both on my daughters Focus - not a hard job
Phil

Bellingham, WA

#213 Aug 9, 2010
Can anyone tell me how to get the glovebox off. I can't figure it out.
Gyulai Lehel J

Miercurea-ciuc, Romania

#214 Aug 11, 2010
Anybody knows the fan of Ford Focus 2002 have a fuse in fuse table?... which number is?
Tony E

London, Canada

#215 Aug 26, 2010
Fred wrote:
Well, it would seem we are in the same boat. My fan works on #4, but nothing else. I have noticed the air conditioning light works on speeds 1,2&3 where the fan does not work, but on speed 4 where the fan does work, the AC light will not come on. Any help would be appreciated.
The problem is with the fuse on the resistor pack. This is a THERMAL fuse, 216KR1, and will fail either on excessive temperature or current. It is mounted close to the resistors which get very hot so it monitors these for excessive temperature. You can't tell by looking at it whether it failed because of excessive heat or current. I could not find any ratings but I suspect it is rated at 130C and 16 amps. Found a close replacement at Radio Shack (The Source in Canada)rated at 131c and 15 amps. It could be slightly under rated so it may be best not to run your blower for any length of time on 3 (This setting draws the max. current through the fuse). I connected the replacement using crimp on butt connectors (remove the outside insulation) because with soldering you can easily trip the fuse with heat from your soldering iron/torch.
Gyulai Lehel

Miercurea-ciuc, Romania

#216 Sep 19, 2010
Thank You... i find it and everything is all right now!
lee

Meridian, ID

#217 Sep 28, 2010
my air conditioner is cold, heater is hot...but my blower in the car only works sporadically. I turn it off, let it rest, and turn back on and it will work at a low speed for a few minutes, then quit blowing altogether. Would this be the blower switch, a fuse, or do I need something else? How hard is it to fix?
lee

Meridian, ID

#218 Sep 28, 2010
by the way, I have a 2004 ford focus
Kell

Saint Paul, MN

#219 Nov 15, 2010
I have a 2006 Ford Focus and the heat works but the middle switch that switches the functions from vent to floor to defrost will not switch. The heat only comes out of the vents and will not switch. We had it looked at by a body shop and they said the cable is broken and it will range from $800 -$1000 to fix. Does this sound right? Has anyone else had this happen or know anything about it?

Thanks!
Mike B

Mishawaka, IN

#220 Dec 18, 2010
Ron is correct, if you take out the 3 screws below the glove box it should come right out, you will see the blower (the large round black plastic thing in there) to the left against the wallis a blue or black rectangle with 1 screw and a plug into it, unscrew it (8mm) unplug and replace, part should e less than $20.
mike

De Pere, WI

#221 Dec 31, 2010
mike wrote:
Yep same here, I have a 2000 and after a cold day (Wisconsin)I went to turn the blower on and dial was stuck a bit...little force and it moved but no heat would blow out. I get a little(very lttle heat) when on the highway. Its seems to be one thing after another...the car locks on its own when cold, so dont warm up the car without a spare key!! And my overdrive for awhile was just turning on by itself....wtf!! If this happens to you i found that just holding the button down will stop it from happening while driving but it is a pain in the butt...after a while it stoppped. My check engine light is on again!! Let me know at [email protected] if you get this fixed, im going today to see what the deal is.
4 years later i guess i will follow up...lol it ended up just being the switch...they replaced it and worked great
Cindy

Pullman, WA

#222 Jan 22, 2011
I have a 2005...blower works lets say 2 mins then stops. Sounds a lot like Lee's Sept. Post
However, mine starts to smell like it is burning, when it has stopped???
Can anyone tell me where my POLLEN FILTER and the THERMAL FUSE or RESISTOR are???
""[email protected] o"" THANKS
Michelle

Sterling Heights, MI

#223 Mar 3, 2011
My 2002 Focus only has intermittant heat. The blower works but sometimes it blows cold air and sometinmes hot. The engine temp is normal and it is around zero outside right now. I have replaced the thermostat already but it didn't help. Anyone have an idea what the problem may be?

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