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Hi again 'Ben 1400'..........
In my experience as well.........thermal fuses ( in whatever application), do seem to suffer from age.
It just occurred to me that if anyone else is trying this 'fix', it takes but a few extra minutes to check for debris in the airflow.
Interestingly, I had a very similar experience on a C-Class Merc about 18 months ago........again, blower motor overheating because of leaf debris.
Trouble is - I think we all tend to ignore this part of the car's functionality.....right up to the point where it fouls up, usually on a freezing cold night / morning!
Mind you, now I've sorted out his blower motor, it seems the best the heater can manage is 'mildly less cold than without it". Bet its a blocked heater core.
I'll see if I can put together a step by step with a few pics given the number of people raising this topic.
Thank God its not got climate control!
Currently in spirochete's garage:
Jaguar V8 Sport / Mercedes 'E" / Laguna 1.8RT