405 recirculation motor clicking!

Discussion in 'Peugeot 405' started by Bob Minchin, Mar 2, 2005.

  1. Bob Minchin

    Bob Minchin Guest

    So as not to be left out, my 1995 405 has started the dreaded clicking
    In some strange perverted way it almost seems reassuring that my car is
    typical of the breed!

    Over the years I have mainly read of this problem with 406s.
    I have two questions.

    1 Do I need to remove the 405 glovebox to get access or just the panel on
    the right of the nearside footwell?. Any tips welcome.
    2 Has anyone successfully acquired the plastic gear rumoured to be available
    from a radio controlled models and where did they get it from?.


    Bob Minchin, Mar 2, 2005
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    caveman_si Guest

    Just seen this reminds me mine clicks and needs sorting! ive sort of
    grown used to it. so to second bob any one know where we can buy the
    little cog that needs replacing and on another note a rought guide to
    replacing it!

    cheers inadvance

    caveman_si, Mar 5, 2005
  3. Bob Minchin

    Bob Minchin Guest

    caveman_si wrote in message
    I decided to get to grips with this today.
    Slid back the passenger seat. With the glovebox shut, I popped the hingepins
    out from under the glove box and then released the catch to withdraw the
    whole thing.
    I then prised off the two retainers holding the trim below the glovebox.

    The offending motor is on the left of the heater fan and there seems to be
    no way to get the holding screws out at this stage.
    There are a number of pop rivets that look like they hold the frame around
    the glove box. Even then I was not sure if this would allow enough access.

    I've decided that I did not want the ability to go into re-circulate mode so
    I made sure the flap was in fresh air mode and then with the ignition off,
    cut through the wire.

    Ok so it is a cop out but a darn sight easier way to stop the noise!!

    Hope this helps someone

    Bob Minchin, Mar 5, 2005
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    edgravett Guest

    It is definitely the season for this problem. My '94 405 estate has
    started the clicking too. Like Bob I have located the clicking motor
    (small black box) and also like Bob I can't see any easy way to get to

    I've searched previous posts which all seem to say "it's very difficult
    to get to, but can be done". I would be really grateful if someone
    could give some hints as to how to get to this motor to try to attempt
    a repair.

    If I really can't get to it I guess I'll be cutting the cable like Bob

    edgravett, Mar 6, 2005
  5. Bob Minchin

    Bob Minchin Guest

    wrote in message
    Go For It Ed!

    Get those wire cutters out.

    I'm usually prepared to give most things a disproportionate amount of time
    to repair them and get satisfaction from doing so. But this is in the 'too
    difficult' pile - drilling rivets out with the attendant risk of screwing up
    other things on the way etc.

    I cant think of the last time I used the recirculation mode. It is too slow
    to shut to avoid the smell of an oil-burning car in front or to avoid
    the'farmyard effect'.
    It seems to that its only useful application is in great extremes of
    temperature when either the heater or aircon could use a bit of help.
    Bob Minchin, Mar 6, 2005
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    p38arover Guest

    If this motor is the same as the temp motor on the 1989 405, I repaired it
    with a set of gears from a secondhand blend flap servo motor from my P38A
    Range Rover. The servos are identical.

    p38arover, Mar 8, 2005
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    Jon Denham Guest

    I too am suffering from this on a 1998 406 LX 1.9TD (Saloon). Started
    clicking one really cold morning a few weeks back.

    Got most of the passenger side dismantled, but it looks like to get
    the moulded glovebox out, you need to remove the dashboard in one
    piece to access some
    screws that are otherwise hidden...

    I couldn't pinpoint the actual motor at fault - and to echo other
    feelings on this, its a job that's too difficult right now.

    I've traced the wires back to the dash panel multiconnector
    and propose to cut the wire there, making it easier to reconnect
    when (or if) I fix the motor.

    Jon Denham, Apr 3, 2005
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    Mindwipe Guest

    just as easy to reach round and disconnect the motor
    Mindwipe, Apr 6, 2005
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