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Replacing a blower motor in a 04-08 Suzuki Forenza

After experiencing the cold this winter because of my blower motor giving out i thought i would share how to replace it.
mine went out gradually, worked a few day then stopped and progressively got worse.

you will need a mid sized, short star (Phillips) head screw driver (especially for the back), needle nose pliers, utility knife, patience

you will find the blower motor under the passenger side dash to the right, unless you are flexible feel for a round 5 inch cylinder, you can use a large mirror with a stand, you will need to pull the carpet down, to the left of the cylinder you will find a rectangle "seat" this where the blower locks into place, to the right is the connection cable, evenly around the cylinder are your 5 hex head screws, they are brass in color so not hard to spot, (you can use a ratchet drive for the front 3) loosen and remove each screw, along the fire wall under the blower motor is rubber insulation, you will see a 6 inch bump, using your utility knife cut along the top and notch down both sides of the first cut, this will help with removal and replacement of the motor, pull down on the blower motor and slid it out, this may take a little careful wiggling, once out use your pliers to squeeze the side and pull the connecting cable from the socket, the connection are angled like ' - so this no way to mess up reconnecting the replacement motor, I bought mine from the wreaking yard for $32 (had them pull it for $10 included in the price) new costs $75 and $160, your choice, the wreaking yard bench tested it for me so i know it works but here you can check for your self if in fact the blower motor is the problem.
connect the cable to the replacement motor, turn on your ignition and turn on your fan, if your fan spins you are good to go.
replacing the blower motor is a reverse of the above.

Have fun

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