Repeat for the other Blower Motor Relay. The relay's tabs are oriented such that the part will only fit when positioned correctly. Glad I google searched the issue and pointed me to this thread. They are both located in the small fuse box that is closest to the drivers side fender. It only took me ten minutes. .
If it does not seat with a firm push, make certain that it is properly aligned. Anonymous I had this problem 3 months ago when I bought the car used but since it never happened before, I let it go. A relay basically works when voltage is applied to the metal contacts. Pop off the relay box cover and tap the relay. However, that does not stop most Mazda dealerships from generating a handsome profit from the typical customer's repair fears.
At first I couldn't figure if it was a sound coming from inside or outside. Next time when the fan is on just do what I tried. Its annoying having to turn it off and then back on when you get back in the car again, but its stopped the rear blower coming on. When voltage is cut the fliiper inside the relay moves back to resting position. It happened again today on the front blower.
The same fan motor relay is likely used in several different models and across years. You saved me a lot of money. What's even more surprising is that we found the best price from a Mazda dealership! What a well run business. My experience is that it is the relay. I bought 2 blower motor relays. Surprisingly, there are a limited number of sources for these electrical components.
I checked the box based the details you provided and the back blower appears to have the new part, as that one is blue, but the front one, it was still black so definitely will replace. Thanks again for such a straight forward explanation, and I want to thank you for the pictures. On the other hand I can see what Marin Mazda is stating. It had stopped by the time I finished and got back in. Its annoying having to turn it off and then back on when you get back in the car again, but its stopped the rear blower coming on. They are the same size and stand out because they are slightly bigger.
I read through it and was very simple and straight forward. I've now also signed up as a member! Be certain to align the relay's tabs correctly. Is one somewhere on the driver's side, in the engine bay? Thanks for this thread and information. I turned it off, started to exit to refuel, and heard a loud air blowing sound. Are the original's black colored? Since the cover comes off i cleaned the cover as well to get the dust off. Are you telling me that replacing the relay won't solve the problem? Okay, this seems kind of silly, but you should make certain that the problem we are explaining how to fix is really your vehicle's issue. Here is a photo of what you should have purchased and received.
It's not as common but we've seen it here at our dealership. If you live close to a dealer, phone their parts department and ask them for the price of Mazda Part No. If that does it then the issue lies in faulty relays. Insert the replacement relay into the vacant socket. I will replace both just to be sure. But I don't know where the relays are on the vehicle.
We ordered the parts late one evening and received them in the afternoon two days later. Which I guess, if I can't figure out where they are, I'll have to do that. Thank you so much for posting this, I was just going to live with the blower blowing, probably not good for the battery, but since you posted how inexpensive and easy it was to make the repair, I decided to go for it. One is for the front and the other one is for the rear fan i believe. I made 3 more stops before going home, and it didn't do it again. I went ahead and replaced both the front and back blower relays.