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Old 12-16-2011, 02:48 PM
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Hey guys, I've got another issue now. Thought I'd run it past you...

I have already replaced the resistor, after that failed. I previously had the issue where the fan would only run on max power. That has been fixed. Now, the issue is that the fan will not come on at all.

I've checked the fuses; they all look good. Could it be the switch itself? Is there a relay that is in between? Any help is appreciated...

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Old 12-16-2011, 03:11 PM
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Could be the switch or the blower motor itself. Have you checked power to the blower?
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Old 12-16-2011, 03:27 PM
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Could be the switch or the blower motor itself. Have you checked power to the blower?
Nope... Not yet...

I'm going to start tearing into it tonight. I just figured there might be a failing common that someone might be able to point to. For example, that resistor was an easy diagnosis. I went to the dealership and he diagnosed the fault in 10 seconds...
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Old 12-16-2011, 04:35 PM
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yep the resistor is easy but not when fail 2 times there is something bigger im having something similar just that only work at max but burned the second one in abouth a month
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Old 12-16-2011, 05:00 PM
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Had the same issue in a Town & Country van. Went thru 3 resistors, wires started burning off. Had to replace blower motor.
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Old 12-16-2011, 05:05 PM
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Had the same issue in a Town & Country van. Went thru 3 resistors, wires started burning off. Had to replace blower motor.
Hmmm... Bad blower motor, eh?

I'm sure the best bet it to get one from a wrecking yard but what do they tend to cost from an auto parts store/dealership?
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Old 12-16-2011, 05:32 PM
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I had the same thing happen to me. I replaced the resistor and it blew again the same day. I was told after that it is a good idea when changing the resistor to change the blower. I believe I have the same issue. Blow motor needs changed also.
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Old 12-16-2011, 06:28 PM
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I had the same thing happen to me. I replaced the resistor and it blew again the same day. I was told after that it is a good idea when changing the resistor to change the blower. I believe I have the same issue. Blow motor needs changed also.
Wish the guy at the dealership would have told me that when I bought the resistor...
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Old 12-16-2011, 09:08 PM
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I am assuming the reason the first resistor blew was due to an issue with the blower motor. If u have any luck let me know.
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Old 12-18-2011, 08:55 PM
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Any updates on this? My blower stopped working tonight also.
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