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I have a 2016 Nissan Versa Note. A few days ago the air stopped blowing, though the compressor still kicks on. After researching, first I checked the fuses. Numbers 20, 21, and 22 were all linked to the A/C and were fine. The research also indicated that the R3 fuse was attached to the blower. I can't pull it out or find a replacement to test it so I've moved to the next step... The blower motor! I have the new part but cannot find it in the car. It's more than 100 degrees outside so I figured I'd come out of the furnace and ask you all! First, the R3 fuse: is it likely that's the problem and should I hunt one down and check it out? See photo named Fuse. It's the big blue one. Is it called something else? Please say this is the problem so I can return this blower motor back and get my $80 back. LOL! Second, the blower motor: WHERE THE CRAP IS IT? All the YouTube videos show it right behind the glove box to the left. I pulled out the glove box and found this... see photo named blower motor... I don't know which one to open.
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How many miles? The basic factory warranty is 3 years 36 thousand miles. Id try the dealer.

The blower motor is actually on the driver side up under the dash. Its like an 8 hour job to get to.
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I have a 2016 Nissan Versa Note. A few days ago the air stopped blowing, though the compressor still kicks on. After researching, first I checked the fuses. Numbers 20, 21, and 22 were all linked to the A/C and were fine. The research also indicated that the R3 fuse was attached to the blower. I can't pull it out or find a replacement to test it so I've moved to the next step... The blower motor! I have the new part but cannot find it in the car. It's more than 100 degrees outside so I figured I'd come out of the furnace and ask you all! First, the R3 fuse: is it likely that's the problem and should I hunt one down and check it out? See photo named Fuse. It's the big blue one. Is it called something else? Please say this is the problem so I can return this blower motor back and get my $80 back. LOL! Second, the blower motor: WHERE THE CRAP IS IT? All the YouTube videos show it right behind the glove box to the left. I pulled out the glove box and found this... see photo named blower motor... I don't know which one to open.

As Cobb mentioned, the motor is on the driver side tucked way up above the brake pedal. You will be working in tight spaces and this job isn't easy by a long shot!!!!!!

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Another strike against Nissan, blower motors that fall right out of many other cars are almost impossible to get to.

I'd be finding the harness to jumper it to 12 volt to check the blower by itself, could easily be the resistor to it but that may be super hard to get to as well.
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Another strike against Nissan, blower motors that fall right out of many other cars are almost impossible to get to.

I'd be finding the harness to jumper it to 12 volt to check the blower by itself, could easily be the resistor to it but that may be super hard to get to as well.
It seems to me that Nissan engineering department was ordered to design car which is cheap to manufacture and to generate income for Nissan dealer service shops.

After owing a Versa, I will not get another Nissan again.
Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me
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If you look at the parts it becomes easy to see that they are super easy to install in whatever the subassembly would be there but then that all is lost as the car is further put together. The OEMs used to consider how much time their own techs took to do work but then figured out that the longer it took the more dealer money they made and all sense of easy maintenance then went out the window. It also allows them to still get reasonable numbers of dealer cars to work on even with the prices getting whoppingly high, so many owners will not go past a certain 'easy' point and then they give up to take it to dealer.

All of it is calculated with you the owner in mind, to get you to give up. Changing everything every year, the weird fasteners, the ones you cannot figure out how to get loose, the super hard to get to stuff. The major subassemblies now riveted or glued together to get you to destroy them getting them apart. All 100% intentional.

Just remember, when you are working on them you are making $100/hr., and often times it goes much higher than that, I've made as high as $2000/hr. before and more than once.
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