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Old 03-03-2014, 12:43 AM   #1
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Hey everybody,

I have a 2007 STi and the blower motor bearings seem to be SCREWED!
When the car is cold the motor vibrates and sounds like its attacking my glove box. I've done some searching and all that comes up is forester replacements and such with the 3 screws and the motor just pops right out.

NOT THAT EASY ON AN STi.

So, you have to buy the whole unit essentially? Just looking at tech docs, and posts? It's been extremely cold, and heat is essential .. -40*C .. and the vibration is driving me insane.

If somebody who has done this could give me some tips, or even the best place to find the replacement, that would be amazing. Thanks guys.


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Old 03-03-2014, 08:08 AM   #2
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You might have to take the 10 screws out of the glovebox..
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Old 03-03-2014, 08:23 AM   #3
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I know that, I've torn it all apart. And it looks like a pita to get it all apart.
When it warms up here I'm gonna try and separate it all

Looking for somebody whose done it so I don't **** something up .

But thanks for the awesome help !
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Old 03-03-2014, 09:14 AM   #4
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I know that, I've torn it all apart. And it looks like a pita to get it all apart.
When it warms up here I'm gonna try and separate it all

Looking for somebody whose done it so I don't **** something up .

But thanks for the awesome help !
Download your FSM and it will give you step by step.
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Old 03-03-2014, 09:26 AM   #5
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I know that, I've torn it all apart. And it looks like a pita to get it all apart.
When it warms up here I'm gonna try and separate it all

Looking for somebody whose done it so I don't **** something up .

But thanks for the awesome help !
Thanks for including that little tidbit about you actually torn it apart..

It really helps us get things done now doesnt it..

On your own now AFA im concerned
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Old 03-03-2014, 09:34 AM   #6
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Thanks for including that little tidbit about you actually torn it apart..

It really helps us get things done now doesnt it..

On your own now AFA im concerned

Wow, this forum is really filled with useless ****s isn't it..

I'll figure it out.
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Old 03-04-2014, 01:09 PM   #7
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I did this before on my 07. It's not as intimidating as it looks.

Just remove the glove box first. There's only one electrical plug for the fan motor. The entire assembly comes out as ONE piece. IIRC, you can't remove the motor from the housing.

Best place to find a replacement is ebay/junkyard/part-out threads here.
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Old 03-08-2014, 02:42 PM   #8
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my 04, the bearing went out, however its the recirculation door and under dash assembly, the fan itself is molded into that entire unit. I found one on ebay from a wrecked 02. its actually a really easy swap. Take the glove box out and there are 2 mounting screws up top and one near the consol. those screws that you see around the outer edge hold the halves together however there are 2 on the top you cannot see with it installed. Granted that was from the bugeye/blobeye generation but I would imagine its likely the same part...
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Old 02-01-2016, 03:19 PM   #9
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I wanted to post a new thread for this, but I don't have enough posts. Hopefully this will show up on google for others who have the same problem.

The blower motor on my 2007 Impreza 2.5i started getting really noisy recently (gremlins in the glovebox ). I pulled down the blower assembly and removed the fan/motor. The bottom bearing was shot. Okay, easy enough I thought, just buy a new motor. Much to my dismay, I discovered that you're supposed to replace the entire assembly and not just the motor. That thing isn't cheap, and I didn't like the idea of finding a junkyard one.

Out of desperation, I just searched google images and scoured the pages for one that looked similar.

As it turns out, the blower motor from the 2001-2007 Nissan X-Trail (not even sold in the US, maybe Canada) is the same. The part number is
27225-8H31C
. There's a bunch of other numbers that reference the same part, but I had the most luck with that one.

Anyways, $60 shipped from ebay and it dropped right in.

Here's the old one:


And the new one:


Hopefully this saves somebody else some money and hassle.

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Old 02-01-2016, 03:34 PM   #10
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waw great read, will need this when i replace mine this weekend.
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Old 02-01-2016, 05:27 PM   #11
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Good find! Thanks for posting!

I went through this with my blower motor. (in the summer heat in Florida)


I was shocked that you couldn't just buy the motor also, and the new box/assembly was like $240 iirc.

I ended up lucking out and found a used motor only on eBay but I will definitely note this thread for future reference.
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Old 02-04-2017, 05:33 PM   #12
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Good piece of information right there.

Bought that motor off ebay. Fit perfectly.

For those interested - you remove the blower housing, remove a single phillips screw in the bottom of the motor (below the motor connector), and pull hard. The old motor will slide out, though it will be pretty stubborn.

Shove the new one in, swap on the old fan, and reassemble. Pretty easy.
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Old 10-15-2017, 06:02 PM   #13
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Thank you, usernameTaken!

Your advice worked like a charm...
The hardest part of the motor replacement was working the old motor out of the assembly, but nothing a rubber mallet and some patience couldn't fix. Much less painful than paying $250 for an entire blower motor assembly!

In searching for Nissan blower motor 27225-8H31C, I found that it fits not only the Canada 2001-2007 X-Trail, but that model is also the blower motor for the US 1997-2013 Nissan Maxima.

I did go with the aftermarket 27225-8H31C on eBay. Just $40!!
(Amazon has it with Prime shipping for $50)


These Nissan part numbers are interchangeable:
27225-8H31C, 272258H31C, 27200-9H600, 3J110-34300, 27225-95F0A, 272009H600, 3J11034300, 2722595F0A
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Old 10-15-2017, 11:45 PM   #14
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Good find on the alternate PN's.

RockAuto only shows this.....https://www.rockauto.com/en/catalog/...wer+motor,6916 and it has a note for.....WRX TR
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Old 12-11-2017, 11:45 PM   #15
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Hey guys! A little confused here..

I got underneath the dash and removed the foam-lined cover at the bottom of the assembly and found the single screw that I believe sniper1rfa mentioned. It has a green QC mark on it or something so I was kind of afraid to remove it. Even if I did remove it, I can't see it doing much, everything looks pretty well sealed together.

But do I indeed remove this screw and what part should I be pulling on?

Thanks!
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Old 02-06-2018, 08:13 AM   #16
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Been looking for this info for a long time! Thanks just ordered mine.
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Old 07-24-2019, 09:19 AM   #17
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Got you beat!! Just dropped that description of the Nissan blower motor into Ebay and found it for 26$ shipped. its obviously a Chinese motor but for my 05 impreza wrx, with 204K miles on it going to give it a shot.


**UPDATE** installed the motor and it works great, make sure to put the screw in the back as the fit is a little loose on the press fit but other than that can beat the price! it does weigh less so im guessing less copper in it but who cares, the AC is blowing and defrost is working.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Fit-for-Nis...72.m2749.l2649

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Old 08-31-2019, 07:26 PM   #18
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Just did this my 04 Sti, it was an exact replacement. Identical motor and replacement was very easy, the old motor came right out of the housing. I wish I could buy the guy who figured this out a beer! For sure saved me a lot of money
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Old 09-08-2019, 03:48 PM   #19
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Well crap, found this thread too late! Bought a new oem a few months ago. The original lasted over 100k in Utah, so surely the new one may last longer where I live now. It's also messed up my car is also a 07 2.5i, like UsernameTaken, Dang it!

Maybe someone can change the thread title to include the part about an alternative to oem.
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