Fan speed selector problem
Hey all! Sorry for the "non Ford" question, but I am trying to avoid being raped by a Honda dealer. My wife has a 99 Honda Civic EX coupe. Yesterday, while on a short drive, air suddenly stopped coming out of the vents (A/C was cranked). I pulled over and checked to make sure that the A/C compressor was working (it was), when I got home checked appropriate fuses (looked fine), and tried switching the **** from on to off several times - nothing. In a weak moment of frustration, I smacked the **** - the fan now works only at its highest setting. My guess would be the switch has gone out, so I called the dealership to order a new one and was quoted $362.00. Apparently the the vent selector, temp selector, and fan speed selector are a one unit deal. Any other ideas before I replace the unit? I'm also trying to avoid the all day, $80 an hour, diagnostic process. Thanks in advance for any help!
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