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
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.
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.
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 .
All working now!! Thank you very much for the assisst. I've worked on vehicle for many years. It's been sometime since I've owned a Mopar, ('(1 New Yorker). Currently, feeling pretty stupid.....issue was blown fuse in PDC. On the up side, new resistor and relay. Again, thx guys
OK...I read that it only take 15 minutes to replace the resistor module on my 2002 Dakota SLT maybe less than that once you remove the cowling and blower motor to find out what the cause of the motor not working. I am still sore and in 100 degrees plus and hi humidity plus the appropriate words (Must have taken two hours to remove 7 screws)....The connectors have a special locking tab that was difficult to remove upside down....can barely get two hands on it.....the real problem is that there is no room to get a wrench or socket or nut driver on two screws.... the motor resistor was the problem, $18.57) and the install went faster than I expected. FYI...my relacement resistor module had extra tabs around the mounting holes and if you don't remove them you will never get the d..n thing mounted (now how do you think I found this out?) but, you cannot live w/o AC in Phoenix.
I have finally located and replaced the resistor.I removed the cowl grillework under the hood inserted a mirror in the opening and found the resistor mounted there with two 5/16" screws.I removed the screws(not an easy task)pulled the resistor out.Gently tug on the wiring harness to get some slack push tab in on plug and remove resistor from harness.