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New heater resistor fishy burning smell

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Conor1

My polo 1.0 se’s Blower would only work on number 4, so I did some research and discovered that it was the heater resistor. I replaced it and now the blower works on all 4, however there is a fishy burning sort of smell when the blower is on either 1,2 or 3. I wondered if anyone knows what the cause of this is and what I should do? 

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kiran_182

Usually that smell is a glue somewhere in the dash vent system or could be on the resistor

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caretakerplus

Some plastics give off the smell as you describe when they are heated.

If the resistor pack that you fitted was NOT genuine VW, I would suggest that you check that there are no signs of overheating on it, as there is a possibility of a fire risk.

Hopefully it will be OK and it is just preservative that is burning off BUT it would be advisable to check.

 

Regards

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