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PostPosted: Sun Aug 08, 2010 11:05 pm    Post subject:  Blower Resistor Gone Bad? Reply with quote

I already searched my issue and this is what It came up. With my fan settings on 1 and 2 I get no air coming in. 3-5 is mint.

Blower Resistor?

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 09, 2010 12:01 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

sounds like it to me... if it was complete shot then u'd only have 0 or 5 aka on or off

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 09, 2010 12:12 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Yep. In theory it's an easy replacement, in practice its on of the biggest pains in the ass (especially if you are a bigger guy). FWIW, if mine ever goes again, I'm paying someone to replace it for me.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 09, 2010 12:16 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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Yep. In theory it's an easy replacement, in practice its on of the biggest pains in the ass (especially if you are a bigger guy). FWIW, if mine ever goes again, I'm paying someone to replace it for me.


first time it took me 30 min. with getting under there and all lol

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 09, 2010 12:26 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Well, I hate you. I had to pull my passenger seat and rig up a ridiculous contraption to get the back screw out. Took me over three hours, including the hour I had to walk way so I wouldn't punch out a window...

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 09, 2010 8:54 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Does it help that im small and skinny? Very Happy

Anyone have any instructions on how to do this and what the new piece costs?
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 09, 2010 11:45 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

My fan does not work on #1 and hasn't since about 50,000 miles and I have not changed it out for this very reason.
I can live without #1, as long as it works on 2-5. I would never be able to get it out...I am 6'1" and ~290... no way I'm getting under there... 187,000 miles and climbing... almost ain't worth the trouble...

BUT....If someone skinny wants to drop by the house and change it, we'll grill hamburgers and have some Miller time... Very Happy

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 09, 2010 12:19 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I did this back in the spring. I learned how-to at the scrap yard. Funny thing is that wifeys car had no 1& 2 seeting and the one I replaced it with ............ had no 1& 2 setting. I have since pulled 3 more from the yards so hopefully one of them has to work. LOL I have it down to less than 10 mins now getting them out. I use a "wobble" extension and slice the carpet down and away to make some room for that back bolt.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 09, 2010 6:44 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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I did this back in the spring. I learned how-to at the scrap yard. Funny thing is that wifeys car had no 1& 2 seeting and the one I replaced it with ............ had no 1& 2 setting. I have since pulled 3 more from the yards so hopefully one of them has to work. LOL I have it down to less than 10 mins now getting them out. I use a "wobble" extension and slice the carpet down and away to make some room for that back bolt.


Hmmm, your very close to me. Im in Hamilton. Any ideas what the part costs new?
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 09, 2010 6:55 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

It's about 25 bucks new (from Rock Auto).

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 09, 2010 11:22 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Ok thanks. I'll check with the dealers tomorrow on the pricing as well.

So overall, if your a small guy like me, is it a big pain in the ass to do?
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 09, 2010 11:29 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Maybe not so bad for a smaller guy. I'm 6'4' and 220 pounds. I spent about 2 minutes before I decided removing the passenger seat was going to be required for me to be able to get the job done. There isn't much room in the footwell area and it was incredibly frustrating for me being about 6 inches from what I was trying to remove.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 10, 2010 11:04 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I agree, being tall (6'6" in my case) makes this a pain in the ass job. It's worse with the digital HVAC on the 04-05 as instead of a resistor pack, its a digital controller. Most of the time when it fails, the blower stays on at full speed, even when the car is shut off. As typical with something like this, mine failed in January when it was about 10 deg outside when I was hours from home. Confused

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 10, 2010 6:21 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

So does anyone have any guidance as to the exact location of this piece and what it looks like?
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 10, 2010 11:09 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Take off the trim panel below the glove compartment and stick your head under there. Find the bower motor (its the big thing with foam on it to the left of your head). The blower motor resistor is located up against the fire wall on the blower motor assembly.

The BMR is the thing in this photo with the purple and black wires sticking out of it.


Taking a look at the new BMR makes it a lot easier to get the screws out of the old one (but only remove them enough that you can slide the BMR out... it's damn near impossible to replace them if you back them out all the way.

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