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2001 Dodge Grand Caravan heater blower motor not working at all...worker off and on during a cold spell....now not at all ....dealer suggested replacing blower motor and resister...cost $1000....due to the requirement to take entire dash board off to replace blower motor...would like to try resister first..suggestions?

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The Blower Motor Resistor is located behind the glove box on the dash. Remove the whole glove box to access. The Resistor is mounted against/sort of into the fire wall.
1. Disconnect the negative side of battery.
2. Disconnected the Electrical Connection to the Resistor.
3. Remove the bolts/screws. I believe they have 8mm heads, there should be 2 of them.
4. Replace with new one/Replug electrical connection.
5. Reconnect the negative side last.
6. Test System before putting the glove box back in!
The Blower Motor is easy (compared to $1000) to remove and replace.

Posted on Jan 01, 2010

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  • Patrick Rayome Jan 01, 2010

    ps:

    Resistors available at autozone:

    $14-$24 for manual temp control

    $96-$120 for automatic control.

    Blower Motor available at autozone also:

    $86-$100 for Motor.

    This surely beats the $1,000 quote.

    DO IT YOURSELF.

    If you need step by step on the Motor removal and replacement, e-mail back here and let me know.

  • Fix05Ya Nov 30, 2010

    My GC 3.8 ran on high only on frront for a while- back still runs- put in a new resistor and no- go .
    Time for a blower motor ? Thanks for your motor removal offer of step by step - appreciate it immensely- and my back too...... hugg05@yahoo.com

  • Patrick Rayome Dec 01, 2010

    Before purchasing the Blower Motor (($$)) you should check for voltage at the Blower Motor connection. Unplug the electrical connection at the blower motor and check for voltage. If there is no voltage: then you should check the heater blower motor relay/fuse. If there is voltage at this connection: then replace the Blower Motor. I don't want you to needlessly purchase a Blower Motor and then find out is is a $15 relay that was bad, or the speed switch. Let me know.....
    Pat

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