November 21, 2006 at 4:35 pm #184
My ’97 quest rear fan stops working suddenly while the front fan still works perfectly. Have checked everything from fuses, fan motor, to switches, etc., according to hynes repair book manual. The only one that i haven’t checked so far is the fan relay, which i cannot locate at all.
Does anybody knows where is it suppossed to be located ? I located one fan relay in the engine fuse box, but that is for the radiator fan relay. Also i read somewhere that there is an onboard compartment air filter somewhere around the glove compartment box .Have anyone replaced theirs, and where is it located exactly.
Thanks in advance and keep up the good work,
jamesApril 12, 2007 at 5:17 pm #2450
The problem is most likely with the relay for the rear blower. The root of the problem is a bad solder connection between the relay and the circuit board that holds it. The circuit board is a part of the main HVAC controls in the front, not the rear controls. This can be fixed by repairing the solder connection or you can replace the HVAC control module for around $400. If you need more information on this you can try Steve Cutchen’s web page http://home.earthlink.net/~vqfaqApril 13, 2007 at 1:17 am #2452
that had the same thing happen. I took it into the dealer. I happened to walk around back and the mechanic was working on it. I asked How’s it going?” He replied that the $400 part was the problem. He knew this because he said he tested it by swapping a wire on the board and the fan worked. I asked “Why not leave the wire where you’ve put it?” He said he shouldn’t, but he would show me how to do it. He wasn’t sure if it would fix all the problems (it did) and that I shouldn’t tell anyone that he had told me.
Unfortunately, I don’t remember exactly which wire it was, but maybe you could find an honest (lol) mechanic to help you.June 6, 2007 at 2:09 am #2538
You guys are on the dot, it is exactly what was wrong with my rear blower fan. Fixed it without any problems.
Keep Up The Good Work.
James NYJune 8, 2007 at 3:47 pm #2539
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Could someone post a pic or a link to a pic showing the location of the relay and/or circuit board?July 1, 2008 at 2:14 pm #2995
Did you fix it just by re-solding the connector as Steve Cutchen’s web page says?
I am experiencing the same issue with my 95 Quest now.
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Parking SensorAugust 14, 2010 at 9:59 pm #4466
for anyone else having this issue, there is another potential problem. I found that the top relay next to the fuse panel by the drivers leg can go bad or have a bad connection. This is the problem mine had (a bad connection) I did find the broken solder joint on the control board but I had both problems happening. I found I wasn’t getting power to the fuse that supplies power to the rear fan.September 11, 2010 at 3:09 am #4549
The bad solder connection was exactly the problem on my ’98 Villager. I repaired it per Steve Cutchen’s page and it has worked fine ever since.October 24, 2010 at 11:14 pm #4623
my rear blower fan stopped working checked all fuses the switch the blower works but cannot control it at all where is the fan relay located i have not found it yetMarch 19, 2012 at 1:21 pm #5555
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