Re: Renault Scenic II - Access the resistor pack in 5 mins.
Our grand scenic 1.9 diesel had the heater poisition number 4 stop working. Using the info on this thread I got through to the resistor pack behind the display panel and had a quick examination but didnt see anything obvious. A little more reading from an enlightened reader who had the hayes manual made me think is couldnt be the resistor pack as number 4 is a pass through on the resistor pack so shouldnt be a resistor failure - I examined the connector block more closely and could see on the hardness side that pin 4 connector had a slight melted look, but only very slight - was hard to spot, but it did look like the top pin of the internal metal connector was not visible, and only the bottom part was exposed, so i bent the pin on the resistor pack downwards to try and get it to connect to the lower pin part on the harness - plugged it back in, and hey presto!! So at least I know that the resistor pack is OK (tested all 4 speeds OK) so just need to replace the loom at some point - anyone know any good places on the web to buy this loom from? Tried
but can only see a joint resistor and loom pack for £100. Anyway thanks for all the advise in this thread - its saved me a fortune!
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I don't know if this has been posted before. I just managed to access the resistor pack in 5 mins, maybe less. Haynes reckon the dash top fascia needs to be removed, massive job. I avoided this.
I simply removed the two digital dash surrounds, then to the right of the digital display is quite a large hole. I shone a torch in here and there in front of my eyes was the connector for the resistor pack. Reached my arm in, disconnected it, have noticed slight burning on connector, so need to replace this. The connector has quite long cables, so reaches outside the dash for repair.
Removed resistor pack with torx screwdriver, appears to be OK, put all back together and is working now. But will need new loom section.
EDIT: See post 17 on for pics.
Have just been charged £440 parts & labour by local Renault Dealer to replace this part after 3 years of persistent poor function in new vehicle. I am now left with functioning AC/Heater but rainwater pouring down front bulkhead into footwells - not our fault say they!!!!
Renault UK deny any COMMON Resistor problems or leaks. Your forums suggest otherwise. Any comments from fellow victims? DocBob
Currently in DoctorBob's garage: Nov 2007 Grand Scenic 1.6 Dynamic