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Old 08-17-2012, 11:17 AM
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I'm new to the forum. I've got a 2000 dakota sport, recently acquired. Looking for the location of the blower motor resistor. Have done some reading. It's not under the cowl, etc. as mentioned. It's not to be found on passenger side footwell area, been all around. Am I going to get to take the dash out again? Thanks for any help.
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It should be up under the cowl you can’t actually see it with your eyes you need a mirror or a scope to see the thing that’s why you need to be Gumby to get to it.

You can only feel it by sticking your arm up under the opening under the cowl

It’s a major pain in the ***

You will have the old style resistor if your system is operated by vacuum how do you tell that if you A/C controller is mounted vertically in the dash it’s a vacuum system if it’s mounted horizontally its an electric servo system with the newer resistor inside the cab

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Under the cowl, near the passenger side wiper arm. There is a cover plate over it you have to remove first.
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00DakDan thatís nice my 98 had no removable plate sure would have been nice I had to be a contortionist to get my pack out then it was fine and that pissed me off.

I guess they added the removable plate after 1998
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Thanks, I found it......dash is coming back out.The mounting screws are installed from inside the cab. Only thing Ifeel through the acess hole under the cowl are the resister coils, not screwheads or connector.
Yes, it's the vacuum type....well time for a cold one, then pop the dash.
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I'll see if I can post a pic when I get to that point. While I have the dash out, again. Is there anything else that would be worthwhile changing?

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Dude, I'll not doubt you again.....my bad. Used an inspection mirror and light, took pic, can see the 2 hex screws. There's the bottom end of 2 screws right next to them.
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just saw your post,i had two resister plates go on me ,im on the third one now.it's a 02 they use two 10 mm screws under dash lined up with radio i think hex head.the last one is real high tech looking and was guaranteed to last i even got blistering fan speeds now.
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Well, the resistor is installed, blower still not working.Looking at the list posted on another thread by 98DAKAZ, going to try the relay. The installed relay "clicks" in 3 different control positions. Does this sound right. I don't have the tools to test it.
I really hate fishing trips, and for sure don't need the hosing down I'd get from the dealer....Thanks .
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