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Old 06-02-2008, 08:16 PM   #1
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Default Blower motor/relay problem?

Was driving home from Vegas and had FAN only on (no ac) and started smelling burnt electrical. Slowed down to pull over and a puff of smoke came from under the glovebox. Now the blower/ac/vent does not work.

Are there relays or something I can check or is it the blower motor? Any help works. Thanks.
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Old 06-03-2008, 01:27 AM   #2
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The problem may be with the motor or it could be with the speed resistors. Since you had some burning going on the trouble should be pretty obvious if you check things out.
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Old 06-03-2008, 02:43 PM   #3
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The problem may be with the motor or it could be with the speed resistors. Since you had some burning going on the trouble should be pretty obvious if you check things out.
Well ya... Im just wondering WHAT to check
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Old 06-03-2008, 06:51 PM   #4
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check any wires that connect to the blower, and also open the cover for the in cabin air filter (remove it if you got it) and smell for a burnt smell from in there.i can check blower motor specs tonight at work if i remember or tomorrow.
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Old 06-03-2008, 11:41 PM   #5
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Well ya... Im just wondering WHAT to check
I recommend you check the speed resistors and the motor itself. The resistor can be located from the connection between the motor and the resistor block. To check the motor try connecting 12 volts directly to the motor.
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Old 06-04-2008, 01:48 AM   #6
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I recommend you check the speed resistors and the motor itself. The resistor can be located from the connection between the motor and the resistor block. To check the motor try connecting 12 volts directly to the motor.
duh good call, long day at work has me thinking ass backwords.

+1 for the above statement. Also the resistor is intigrated into the fan control switch on the HVAC, although it LIKELY (doesnt rule it out entirely) isn't the resistor box if the blower doesn't work even when the switch is on 4.
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Old 06-04-2008, 03:11 AM   #7
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Cool thanks guys ill givew this a try
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pretty old post but hopefully i get some help. My blower in my 02 bugeye wagon stop blowing this morning. The ac works and climate controls work but no air comes out. I checked the fuses under the driver side and pulled every single one of them and all are fine. Now what i have read theres this relay i got to check, but i got no clue where is at and how it looks. If this is the problem how would i know the relay is bad and how much would it cost to replace it. Oh and where can i buy it? thanks guys..
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Old 07-05-2010, 10:13 PM   #9
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If you need a relay I think you can get one at a parts store or the dealer for sure. Check to see if you have voltage getting to the motor. If you do then the relay is ok and the problem is most likely with the resistor pack. It will be mounted in the ducting near the motor.
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If you need a relay I think you can get one at a parts store or the dealer for sure. Check to see if you have voltage getting to the motor. If you do then the relay is ok and the problem is most likely with the resistor pack. It will be mounted in the ducting near the motor.
oh ok.. what i been doing is tapping this part that i think is the relay. Its located right in the bottom of the passenger side next to the blower and it has a plug plugged directly on it. Im guessing thats the relay. I found out that once i give it a quick tap the blower starts working. So i want to replace whatever part is not working before the tapping stops working....
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It sounds like that is the resistor pack for the speed control. If it is mounted on the air ducting then that is what you need to replace. The relay is located by the dash fuses I believe.
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It sounds like that is the resistor pack for the speed control. If it is mounted on the air ducting then that is what you need to replace. The relay is located by the dash fuses I believe.
yeah your right on that one! thanks ill make sure what it is and replace it
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Old 08-10-2010, 12:06 PM   #13
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ok so i checked the resistor pack and unplugged it while the blower was on speed 4. It continue to blow but at really low speed! i kept tapping the resistor part and underneath the actual motor and it speeds up and slows down. Sometimes it just stops. Could this be a much bigger problem than the resistor itself? anyone have similar issues or ideas what my next step should be?? thanks please help!!!
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