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  • karjunkie 09/20/08 9:15 am PST

    You have a bad blower motor resistor. The blower motor is located in the passenger side foot well. You will need to remove the kick panel on the passenger side to get at the motor. The blower motor resistor is located on the back of the blower motor housing under the dash on the passenger side. It can be difficult to get at. Remove the cover panel from beneath the dash on the passenger side. Unplug the power 'ribbon' wires leading to the resistor. Unplug the wires that lead from the resistor to the blower motor housing. There are usually two, one black and one purple that share the same plug. Remove the short hose that leads from the blower motor housing to the ventilation ducts. Remove the blower motor by removing the three hex screws that hold it in place. Remove the resistor by removing the three hex screws that hold it in place. The resistor is right against the firewall so two of the screws are very difficult to reach. A slender flexible socket extension will make the job easier. Attach the new resistor in place using the same hex screws. Only 1 or 2 of the original three are needed (the part is very light) if you do not feel like fighting with the ones next to the firewall. Reattach the blower motor and reconnect the hose. Plug the power cable wires back into the resistor and the wire from the resistor back into the blower motor.

  • ShortCuts 12/28/08 9:57 am PST

    Hello,

    Agree with the procedure (by the book). Removing the blower is quite difficult.

    Is there a functional reason you want to remove the old resistor?

    That is such a pain and the replacement resistor does not require chasis grounding - lots of room to tuck away the new one.

    ShortCuts

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