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  • karjunkie 04/26/10 8:41 am PST

    2006 Chevrolet HHR | HHR (VIN A) Service Manual
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    Blower Motor Replacement
    Removal Procedure




    Remove the right sound insulator. Refer to Instrument Panel Insulator Replacement .
    Remove the instrument panel (I/P) compartment. Refer to Instrument Panel Compartment Replacement .
    Disconnect the blower motor electrical connector.



    Remove the lower blower motor cover retaining screws.
    Remove the lower blower motor cover.



    Remove the blower motor nuts.

    Important: Cut through the case as straight as possible because the motor cup must be reused. In order to prevent damage to the component, do not cut any deeper than necessary to remove the motor cup.

    Remove the blower motor and cup from the lower case by cutting through the case between the circular ribs around the motor with a sharp utility knife.



    Release the blower motor retaining tab and remove the motor from the cup.
    Installation Procedure




    Install the blower motor (1) into the motor cup (2) that was cut out of the lower case.
    Notice: Refer to Fastener Notice in the Preface section.

    Install the blower motor nuts (3).
    Tighten
    Tighten the nuts to 2.4 N·m (21 lb in).

    Attach the service ring (4) to the motor cup (2) with the screws (5) included in the kit.
    Tighten
    Tighten the screws to 1.8 N·m (15 lb in).

    Install the blower motor and service ring into the HVAC module using the screws (5) included in the kit. Make certain the blower motor electrical connector is pointing rearward in the vehicle.
    Tighten
    Tighten the screws to 1.8 N·m (15 lb in).


    Install the lower blower motor cover.
    Install the lower blower motor cover retaining screws.
    Tighten
    Tighten the screws to 1.8 N·m (15 lb in).





    Connect the blower motor electrical connector.
    Install the I/P compartment. Refer to Instrument Panel Compartment Replacement .
    Install the right sound insulator. Refer to Instrument Panel Insulator Replacement .

  • rstruthers 04/26/10 9:51 am PST

    Wow, wow, thanks for all that. I didn't realize the entire dash underneath was comming out. And I have to cut the motor housing? What is GM thinking when they design these machines?

  • karjunkie 04/26/10 12:31 pm PST

    You're welcome! The real problem is that the design of the vents on the HHR allowed water to come into the motor housing which is why you have had so many problems. Make sure you fix that problem before you go to the expense and work of repairing the blower motor.

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