Auxilary heater C220 CDI

ziggy

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Does anyone know of/ or is aware of problems of failure of Auxilary heater. This is the heater that's supposed to warm engin coolant if its below 8 degrees C, found under the front drivers side wing.

The previous owner said you are supposed to hear it when it kicks in! I definetly can't hear anything.

Any ideas anyone?

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Richard W

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Mine can be heard very faintly just after the engine is switched off, it sounds like a slight whistling noise (jet engine - ish?).

Don't forget when the switch is red the heater is off.

I've found it does warm the interior of the car much faster when switched on.

HTH

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Thanks for response. How much quicker? Still takes heater 5-10 to warm up first thing on these cold mornings. Is that normal?
 

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Yes - the car certainly doesn't feel warm for at least 3-4 minutes, and then takes a little while longer to warm through completely. I do have an estate though and don't keep the load cover closed.

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Many thanks for that Rich, I can sleep well now I've aquired my new MB electronically heated thermals that glow in the night, good old German realiability!

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