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QUESTION: Kevin, I talked with my mechanic a few minutes ago, ask him if he had tried a new resistor he said... no!  Because, it needs a new blower motor and resistor.

That is part of what he needs to know...where is the resistor?  What do you remove to get to it?  And...how to remove the dash to get into the blower motor to remove it?    

 I was under the assumption that he thought...the resistor was  at, or near the blower motor, that's why he needed to remove the dash, to replace resistor and motor at the same time.

If in your professional opinion, it's "only" the resistor that needs to be replaced, I know you will say so.  But is it possible, I could know that today?  The mechanic is picking the truck up tomorrow, or he said he was.  

I had been unsuccessfully trying to get the information on the, "How To", so he could remove/replace, with good results.  Until, you offered kindly to do it. I was surprised, because no one wanted to help with that, they seem to have varied reasons not to and maybe, understandably so.  If your offer still stands I really would like to have the....How to. Realizing too, you said it would take several days to do it...that's all right, mechanic can wait, I will insist, until I receive it.

One last thing, the dealer on a call to them yesterday told me, I might better replace the heater core also....at their price of 320.00 for a core...I guess they would!  They went from 700.00 to over 15000.00 and upward, in a short breath, to do it all, for me...how very nice of them.

If you need any more info, please let me know, I will be around all day.  Thank you so much.
Linda

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ANSWER: Here is the info for the blower motor resistor  u can do this yourself  its under the cowel panel   I would try this first because the part is only  24 bucks at advanced auto parts.

BLOWER MOTOR RESISTOR
FRONT
REMOVAL
Disconnect and isolate the battery negative cable.
Remove the cowl plenum cover/grille panel from the cowl top. See Vacuum Reservoir in the Removal and Installation section of this group for the procedures.
Reach through the cowl plenum access hole Blower Motor Resistor Remove/Install to remove the two hex screws that secure the front blower motor resistor to the cowl plenum panel
Pull the front blower motor resistor and its wire harness out of the plenum panel and through the cowl plenum access hole far enough to access the wire harness connector.
Unplug the front blower motor resistor from the wire harness connector.
Remove the front blower motor resistor from the cowl plenum.
INSTALLATION
Plug the front blower motor resistor into the wire harness connector.
Install the front blower motor resistor to the cowl plenum panel by feeding the resistor and wire harness back through the cowl plenum access hole.
Install and tighten the two screws that secure the front blower motor resistor to the cowl plenum panel. Tighten the mounting screws to 2.2 Nm (20 in. lbs.)
Reinstall the cowl plenum cover/grille panel to the cowl top. See Vacuum Reservoir in the Removal and Installation section of this group for the procedures.
Connect the battery negative cable.


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QUESTION: Kevin, I was  not able to physically remove the resistor myself, although I did put a very good effort into it. I did locate it with your pic and instructions on, how to.  

My mechanic picked the truck up this morning, along with your how to info. He just called to let me know the new resistor is in the truck, but...it still doesn't work!  He said the connector and wire, was fine after he pulled the resistor out.  

I sure could use your advise again.  Do you think its the relay?  I ask the mechanic to check the fuses, and to wait until I could contact you.  He is bitting at the bit to, remove the dash.  If he had the how to, I know he would.  What do I do?

Where is the relay?  He is wanting me to get the How To, on removal of the dash!  

One last thing, I drove it about 50 miles yesteray, cold air was coming out of the vents, although very minimal, it showed me it was trying. There didn't seem to be hardly any blower action pushing the air out. Cold air did stop coming out, when I stopped at lights, but re-started when car was in motion.

If your able to give me info, I will be forever grateful to you.  Mechanic is sitting on my truck, I feel helpless, don't know what to do.
Thank you for all your help, I really do appreciate it.
Linda

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BLOWER MOTOR
WARNING: ON VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH AIRBAGS, Refer to PASSIVE RESTRAINT SYSTEMS BEFORE ATTEMPTING ANY STEERING WHEEL, STEERING COLUMN, OR INSTRUMENT PANEL COMPONENT DIAGNOSIS OR SERVICE. FAILURE TO TAKE THE PROPER PRECAUTIONS COULD RESULT IN ACCIDENTAL AIRBAG DEPLOYMENT AND POSSIBLE PERSONAL INJURY.

FRONT
REMOVAL
Remove and disassemble the heater-A/C housing. See Heater-A/C Housing in the Removal and Installation section of this group for the procedures.
Remove the three screws that secure the blower motor, air spoiler, and blower wheel assembly to the heater-A/C housing Blower Motor Remove/Install
Pull the blower motor and wheel assembly out of the passenger compartment side of the heater-A/C housing while feeding the blower motor wire harness, grommet and connector through the hole on the dash panel side of the housing.
Remove the blower wheel retainer clip and remove the wheel from the blower motor shaft Blower Motor Wheel Remove/Install
INSTALLATION
Press the blower wheel hub onto the blower motor shaft. Be sure the flat on the blower motor shaft is indexed to the flat on the inside of the blower wheel hub.
Install the retainer clip over the blower wheel hub. The ears of the retainer clip must be indexed over the flats on the blower motor shaft and blower wheel hub.
Place the blower motor, air spoiler, and wheel assembly inside the heater-A/C housing and feed the blower motor wire harness connector through the grommet hole in the dash panel side of the housing.
Pull the blower motor wiring through the hole from the dash panel side of the heater-A/C housing until the grommet is seated, while positioning the blower motor and blower wheel assembly inside the housing.
Install the three screws that secure the blower motor, air spoiler, and wheel assembly to the heater-A/C housing. Tighten the screws to 2.2 Nm (20 in. lbs.)
Assemble and install the heater-A/C housing. See Heater-A/C Housing in the Removal and Installation section of this group for the procedures.



HEATER-A/C HOUSING
The heater-A/C housing assembly must be removed from the vehicle and disassembled for service access of the blower motor, blower motor wheel, heater core, evaporator coil, blend-air door, and each of the various mode control doors.

WARNING: REVIEW THE WARNINGS AND CAUTIONS IN THE GENERAL INFORMATION SECTION NEAR THE FRONT OF THIS GROUP BEFORE PERFORMING THE FOLLOWING OPERATION.

WARNING: ON VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH AIRBAGS, Refer to PASSIVE RESTRAINT SYSTEMS BEFORE ATTEMPTING ANY STEERING WHEEL, STEERING COLUMN, OR INSTRUMENT PANEL COMPONENT DIAGNOSIS OR SERVICE. FAILURE TO TAKE THE PROPER PRECAUTIONS COULD RESULT IN ACCIDENTAL AIRBAG DEPLOYMENT AND POSSIBLE PERSONAL INJURY.

REMOVAL
Disconnect and isolate the battery negative cable.
Remove the instrument panel from the vehicle. Refer to Instrument Panel Assembly in the Removal and Installation section of Instrument Panel Systems for the procedures.
Recover the refrigerant from the refrigerant system. See Refrigerant Recovery in the Service Procedures section of this group.
Remove the front expansion valve from the evaporator tube mounting flange. See Expansion Valve in the Removal and Installation section of this group for the procedures. Install plugs in, or tape over all of the opened refrigerant line fittings.
Drain the engine cooling system. Refer to Cooling System for the procedures.
Disconnect the heater hoses from the heater core tubes. Refer to Cooling System for the procedures. Install plugs in, or tape over the opened heater core tubes.
Remove the four nuts from the heater-A/C housing mounting studs on the engine compartment side of the dash panel Heater-A/C Housing Remove/Install
Disengage the front floor panel transmission tunnel duct from the adapter on the heater-A/C housing.
Remove the nut that secures the heater-A/C housing mounting brace to the stud on the passenger compartment side of the dash panel.
Pull the heater-A/C housing rearward far enough for the mounting studs and the evaporator condensate drain tube to clear the dash panel holes.
Remove the heater-A/C housing from the vehicle.
DISASSEMBLY
Place the heater-A/C housing on a work bench, with the heater-A/C housing cover facing down.
Remove the two screws that secure the heater-A/C housing cover to the top of the blower motor housing cover.
If the vehicle is so equipped, unplug the two vacuum harness connectors from the recirculation air door actuator.
Unplug the vacuum harness connector from the panel-defrost door actuator.
Remove the four screws that secure the floor duct to the bottom of the heater-A/C housing and remove the duct from the housing.
Remove the two screws that secure the heater-A/C housing cover to the lower housing near the floor outlet Heater-A/C Housing Floor Outlet Screws
Turn the heater-A/C housing over on the work bench, with the heater-A/C housing cover facing up.
Disengage the vacuum harness retainer from the hole near the left end of the heater-A/C housing cover.
Remove the vacuum harness from the molded clips on the heater-A/C housing cover Blend-Air Door Lever Remove/Install
Remove the thirteen screws that secure the perimeter of the housing cover to the heater-A/C housing.
Remove the nut that secures the blend-air door lever to the blend-air door pivot shaft and remove the lever.
Gently pry off the push nut that secures the heater-A/C housing cover to the heater-A/C housing post.
Using a trim stick or another suitable wide flat-bladed tool, gently pry the panel-defrost door lever off of the panel-defrost door pivot shaft Panel-Defrost Door Lever Remove
Pull up the perimeter edges of the heater-A/C housing cover far enough to separate the cover sealant from the heater-A/C housing.
Remove the housing cover from the heater-A/C housing.
If the vehicle is so equipped, remove the recirculation air door actuator from the blower motor housing cover. See Mode Door Vacuum Actuators in the Removal and Installation section of this group for the procedures.
Remove the six screws that secure the blower motor housing cover to the heater-A/C housing Blower Motor Housing Cover Remove/Install
Remove the blower motor housing cover from the heater-A/C housing.
ASSEMBLY
Before installing the blower motor housing cover, be certain that the cover sealant is in place and in good condition Blower Motor Housing Cover Sealant
Position the blower motor housing cover to the heater-A/C housing.
Install the six screws that secure the blower motor housing cover to the heater-A/C housing. Tighten the screws to 2.2 Nm (20 in. lbs.)
If the vehicle is so equipped, reinstall the recirculation air door actuator. See Mode Door Vacuum Actuators in the Removal and Installation section of this group for the procedures.
Before installing the heater-A/C housing cover, be certain that the cover sealant is in place and in good condition Heater-A/C Housing Cover Sealant
Position the heater-A/C housing cover on the heater-A/C housing. Be certain that the pivots for the floor-defrost, the panel-defrost, the blend-air, and the recirculation air (if the vehicle is so equipped) doors are properly positioned.
Reinstall the push nut that secures the heater-A/C housing cover to the heater-A/C housing post.
Install the thirteen screws that secure the perimeter of the housing cover to the heater-A/C housing. Tighten the screws to 2.2 Nm (20 in. lbs.)
Snap the panel-defrost door lever onto the panel-defrost door pivot shaft.
Install the blend-air door lever to the blend-air door pivot shaft and secure it to the shaft with the nut.
Install the vacuum harness retainer into the hole near the left end of the heater-A/C housing cover.
Route the vacuum harness through the molded clips on the heater-A/C housing cover.
Turn the heater-A/C housing over on the work bench, with the heater-A/C housing cover facing down.
Install the two screws that secure the heater-A/C housing cover to the lower housing near the floor outlet. Tighten the screws to 2.2 Nm (20 in. lbs.)
Position the floor duct to the bottom of the heater-A/C housing and secure with four screws. Tighten the screws to 2.2 Nm (20 in. lbs.)
Plug in the vacuum harness connector to the panel-defrost door actuator.
If the vehicle is so equipped, plug in the two vacuum harness connectors to the recirculation air door actuator.
Install the two screws that secure the heater-A/C housing cover to the top of the blower motor housing cover. Tighten the screws to 2.2 Nm (20 in. lbs.)
Reinstall the heater-A/C housing in the vehicle.
INSTALLATION
Position the heater-A/C housing to the dash panel. Be certain that the evaporator condensate drain tube and the housing mounting studs are inserted into their correct mounting holes.
Install the nut that secures the heater-A/C housing mounting brace to the stud on the passenger compartment side of the dash panel. Tighten the nut to 11 Nm (95 in. lbs.)
Engage the front floor panel transmission tunnel duct with the adapter on the heater-A/C housing.
Install and tighten the four nuts onto the heater-A/C housing mounting studs on the engine compartment side of the dash panel. Tighten the nuts to 7 Nm (60 in. lbs.)
Unplug or remove the tape from the heater core tubes. Connect the heater hoses to the heater core tubes and fill the engine cooling system. Refer to Cooling System for the procedures.
Reinstall the front expansion valve to the evaporator tube mounting flange. See Expansion Valve in the Removal and Installation section of this group for the procedures.
Evacuate the refrigerant system. See Refrigerant System Evacuate in the Service Procedures section of this group.
Charge the refrigerant system. See Refrigerant System Charge in the Service Procedures section of this group.
Reinstall the instrument panel in the vehicle. Refer to Instrument Panel Assembly in the Removal and Installation section of Instrument Panel Systems for the procedures.
Connect the battery negative cable.
Start the engine and check for proper operation of the heating and air conditioning systems.



INSTRUMENT PANEL ASSEMBLY
WARNING: ON VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH AIRBAGS, Refer to PASSIVE RESTRAINT SYSTEMS BEFORE ATTEMPTING ANY STEERING WHEEL, STEERING COLUMN, OR INSTRUMENT PANEL COMPONENT DIAGNOSIS OR SERVICE. FAILURE TO TAKE THE PROPER PRECAUTIONS COULD RESULT IN ACCIDENTAL AIRBAG DEPLOYMENT AND POSSIBLE PERSONAL INJURY.

REMOVAL
NOTE: Before starting this procedure, be certain to turn the steering wheel until the front wheels are in the straight-ahead position.

Disconnect and isolate the battery negative cable.
Remove the trim from the right and left front door sills. Refer to Door Sill Trim Cover in the Removal and Installation section of Group 23 - Body for the procedures.
Remove the trim from the left and right cowl side inner panels. Refer to Cowl Trim Cover in the Removal and Installation section of Group 23 - Body for the procedures.
Remove the steering column opening cover from the instrument panel. Refer to Steering Column Opening Cover in the Removal and Installation section of this group for the procedures.
Remove the two screws that secure the inside hood latch release handle to the instrument panel lower reinforcement and lower the release handle to the floor.
Disconnect the driver side airbag module wire harness connector from the instrument panel wire harness at the instrument panel lower reinforcement.
If the vehicle is so equipped, disconnect the overdrive lockout switch wire harness connector from the instrument panel wire harness near the instrument panel lower reinforcement.
Remove the steering column from the vehicle, but do not remove the driver side airbag module, the steering wheel, or the switches from the steering column. Be certain that the steering wheel is locked and secured from rotation to prevent the loss of clockspring centering. Refer to Steering Column in the Removal and Installation section of Group 19 - Steering for the procedures.
From under the driver side of the instrument panel, perform the following:
Remove the screw from the center of the headlamp and dash to instrument panel bulkhead wire harness connector and disconnect the connector.
Disconnect the two body wire harness connectors from the two instrument panel wire harness connectors that are secured to the outboard side of the instrument panel bulkhead connector.
Disconnect the three wire harness connectors (one from the body wire harness, and two from the headlamp and dash wire harness) from the three junction block connector receptacles located closest to the dash panel.
Unsnap the plastic retainer clip that secures the park brake release linkage rod to the lever on the back side of the park brake release handle and disengage the linkage rod end from the lever on the handle.
Disconnect the instrument panel wire harness connector from the stop lamp switch connector receptacle.
Disconnect the vacuum harness connector located near the left end of the heater-A/C housing.
Remove the center support bracket from the instrument panel. Refer to Instrument Panel Center Support Bracket in the Removal and Installation section of this group for the procedures.
Remove the screw that secures the instrument panel wire harness ground eyelets to the left side of the Airbag Control Module (ACM) mount on the floor panel transmission tunnel.
Disconnect the instrument panel wire harness connector from the ACM connector receptacle.
Remove the glove box from the instrument panel. Refer to Glove Box in the Removal and Installation section of this group for the procedures.
Reaching through the instrument panel glove box opening, perform the following:
Disconnect the two halves of the radio antenna coaxial cable connector near the center of the lower instrument panel glove box opening.
Disengage the antenna half of the radio antenna coaxial cable from the retainer clip near the outboard side of the lower instrument panel glove box opening.
Disconnect the blower motor wire harness connector located near the heater-A/C housing support brace on the inboard side of the instrument panel glove box opening.
From under the passenger side of the instrument panel, perform the following:
If the vehicle is so equipped, disconnect the two instrument panel wire harness connectors from the Infinity speaker amplifier connector receptacles on the right cowl side inner panel.
Remove the nut that secures the instrument panel wire harness radio ground eyelet to the stud on the right cowl side inner panel.
Loosen the right and left instrument panel cowl side roll-down bracket screws about 6 mm (0.25 inch) Instrument Panel Assembly Remove/Install
Remove the five screws that secure the top of the instrument panel to the top of the dash panel, removing the center screw last.
Pull the lower instrument panel rearward until the right and left cowl side roll-down bracket screws are in the roll-down slot position of both brackets Roll-Down Bracket
Roll down the instrument panel and install a temporary hook in the center hole on top of the instrument panel. Secure the other end of the hook to the center hole in the top of the dash panel. The hook should support the instrument panel in its rolled down position about 46 cm (18 inches) from the dash panel.
With the instrument panel supported in the roll-down position:
Disconnect the two instrument panel wire harness connectors from the door jumper wire harness connectors located on a bracket near the right end of the instrument panel.
Disconnect the instrument panel wire harness connector from the blower motor resistor connector receptacle on the dash panel.
Disconnect the temperature control cable flag retainer from the top of the heater-A/C housing and pull the cable core adjuster clip off of the blend-air door lever.
Disconnect the demister duct flexible hose from the adapter on the top of the heater-A/C housing.
With the aid of an assistant, remove the temporary hook and lift the instrument panel assembly off of the roll-down bracket screws and remove it from the vehicle.
INSTALLATION
With the aid of an assistant, install the instrument panel assembly onto the roll-down bracket screws in the vehicle. Install a temporary hook in the center hole on top of the instrument panel. Secure the other end of the hook to the center hole in the top of the dash panel. The hook should support the instrument panel in its rolled down position about 46 cm (18 inches) from the dash panel.
With the instrument panel supported in the roll-down position:
Reconnect the two instrument panel wire harness connectors to the door jumper wire harness connectors located on a bracket near the right end of the instrument panel.
Reconnect the instrument panel wire harness connector to the blower motor resistor connector receptacle on the dash panel.
Reconnect the temperature control cable flag retainer onto the top of the heater-A/C housing and push the cable core adjuster clip onto the blend-air door lever.
Reconnect the demister duct flexible hose to the adapter on the top of the heater-A/C housing.
Push the lower instrument panel forward until the right and left cowl side roll-down bracket screws are in the installed slot position of both brackets Roll-Down Bracket
Remove the temporary hook from the instrument panel and roll the instrument panel up to the installed position against the dash panel.
Install and tighten the five screws that secure the top of the instrument panel to the top of the dash panel. Tighten the screws to 3.2 Nm (28 in. lbs.)
Tighten the right and left instrument panel cowl side roll-down bracket screws. Tighten the screws to 11.9 Nm (105 in. lbs.)
From under the passenger side of the instrument panel, perform the following:
If the vehicle is so equipped, reconnect the two instrument panel wire harness connectors to the Infinity speaker amplifier connector receptacles on the right cowl side inner panel.
Install and tighten the nut that secures the instrument panel wire harness radio ground eyelet to the stud on the right cowl side inner panel. Tighten the nut to 3.9 Nm (35 in. lbs.)
Reaching through the instrument panel glove box opening, perform the following:
Reconnect the two halves of the radio antenna coaxial cable connector near the center of the lower instrument panel glove box opening.
Engage the antenna half of the radio antenna coaxial cable into the retainer clip near the outboard side of the lower instrument panel glove box opening.
Reconnect the blower motor wire harness connector located near the heater-A/C housing support brace on the inboard side of the instrument panel glove box opening.
Install the glove box onto the instrument panel. Refer to Glove Box in the Removal and Installation section of this group for the procedures.
Install and tighten the screw that secures the instrument panel wire harness ground eyelets to the left side of the Airbag Control Module (ACM) mount on the floor panel transmission tunnel. Tighten the screw to 3.4 Nm (30 in. lbs.)
Reconnect the instrument panel wire harness connector to the ACM connector receptacle.
Install the center support bracket onto the instrument panel. Refer to Instrument Panel Center Support Bracket in the Removal and Installation section of this group for the procedures.
From under the driver side of the instrument panel, perform the following:
Reconnect the headlamp and dash to instrument panel bulkhead wire harness connector and tighten the screw in the center of the connector. Tighten the screw to 3.5 Nm (31 in. lbs.)
Reconnect the two body wire harness connectors to the two instrument panel wire harness connectors that are secured to the outboard side of the instrument panel bulkhead connector.
Reconnect the three wire harness connectors (one from the body wire harness, and two from the headlamp and dash wire harness) to the three junction block connector receptacles located closest to the dash panel.
Engage the linkage rod end into the lever on the back side of the park brake release handle and snap the plastic retainer clip over the linkage rod that secures it to the lever.
Reconnect the instrument panel wire harness connector to the stop lamp switch connector receptacle.
Reconnect the vacuum harness connector located near the left end of the heater-A/C housing.
Install the steering column into the vehicle. Be certain that the steering wheel was locked and secured from rotation to prevent the loss of clockspring centering. Refer to Steering Column in the Removal and Installation section of Group 19 - Steering for the procedures.
If the vehicle is so equipped, reconnect the overdrive lockout switch wire harness connector to the instrument panel wire harness near the instrument panel lower reinforcement.
Reconnect the driver side airbag module wire harness connector to the instrument panel wire harness at the instrument panel lower reinforcement.
Position the inside hood latch release handle to the instrument panel lower reinforcement.
Install and tighten the two screws that secure the inside hood latch release handle to the instrument panel lower reinforcement. Tighten the screws to 2.8 Nm (25 in. lbs.)
Install the steering column opening cover onto the instrument panel. Refer to Steering Column Opening Cover in the Removal and Installation section of this group for the procedures.
Install the trim onto the left and right cowl side inner panels. Refer to Cowl Trim Cover in the Removal and Installation section of Group 23 - Body for the procedures.
Install the trim onto the right and left front door sills. Refer to Door Sill Trim Cover in the Removal and Installation section of Group 23 - Body for the procedures.
Reconnect the battery negative cable.  

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