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All models-steppermotor replacement video

Posted: Tue May 15, 2012 10:54 am
by 164 TD
Alfa once made a "how to replace a aircon steppermotor" instructionvideo for the US market.

I put the video on youtube.

Steppermotor replacement

Re: All models-steppermotor replacement video

Posted: Tue May 15, 2012 5:11 pm
by ALFAHEIDA
Great info, thnx!

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Re: All models-steppermotor replacement video

Posted: Sun Aug 29, 2021 3:56 am
by avfarci
Hi,

is this video available anywhere else? it's Private and won't open.

Also, I did read/saw pictures of someone getting to the stepper motor without removing the dash but rather cutting into the inside of the glovebox. I have the glove box out and when I look at where the stepper motor is, I would have to cut into the locking mechanism unless I'm going at it the wrong way. Does someone have any pictures of the cuts and then which tools they needed to get to the bolts? any help is appreciated, thanks

Re: All models-steppermotor replacement video

Posted: Tue Aug 31, 2021 12:37 pm
by MikeCZ
From what I remember, to take out that stepper motor without removign the dash, you need special screwdriver used originaly to tune carbouretors :)

I'm attaching two files I collected over the files related to this topic, they might be useful for you :)

Re: All models-steppermotor replacement video

Posted: Thu Sep 16, 2021 1:03 am
by avfarci
Thanks MikeCZ! I'll read your document and see if I could have removed it as described but I did manage to get a copy of the video and processed the old fashion but very long and sticky (old foam crumbled and stick to my fingers).
I did have the shorter document and already purchased my resistors.
I didn't find any good gears even from a second stepper motor but somehow managed to gently shave off the bad gear and it does not turn "ok" both ways while previously it was getting stuck one way. Short of having someone with 3D printer making me one or special order one at some crazy cost, I'm going to my plan and the resistors and hope it will last.

will update once I have everything back or at least try the motor first to see if it will move properly.

Re: All models-steppermotor replacement video

Posted: Sun Sep 19, 2021 5:01 pm
by avfarci
I still haven't put everything back but read thru the heater motor replacement which was just the one I needed and it was very simple and a bit too late for me.
I also checked the Germany ebay and they still have few of the motors for sale for 20 euros plus shipping. I'm now trying to make sure these are the right ones, new and when I could get it since I rather have a new gear than my temporary solution!

Re: All models-steppermotor replacement video

Posted: Mon Sep 20, 2021 7:13 am
by MikeCZ
I have ordered the whole brand new stepper motor unit (I think it was 60610100) from Alfa dealer, they were surprisingly still available. If you won't have luck elsewhere it might be worth to try check with them. Of course it's not a cheap option :)
Also, I don't remember out of top of my head, if it's in one of those documents, but I think some BMW stepper wheels were the same as the ones in Alfa unit.

Re: All models-steppermotor replacement video

Posted: Mon Sep 20, 2021 3:12 pm
by avfarci
Thanks, I'll check and see what they cost if they have any. I just ordered a used one off of a working BMW from ebay in Italy for $31 including shipping. I'll know the state of the gear once I get it ;-)

Re: All models-steppermotor replacement video

Posted: Mon Sep 20, 2021 4:24 pm
by avfarci
there are few for $200 or $250 from US but I also see from Italy as low as $90 for a complete new unit, including shipping. I should have checked that first and for $60 more, had myself 2 new motors instead of risking on hopefully a good gear.