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Blower motor only comes on when i wiggle the wires around to the resistor. could this be a short some where?

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  • wmck_kvn Oct 24, 2008

    i will try that. thank you for your help.

  • Anonymous Oct 24, 2008

    My Ford Explorer 1998 allows the blower only on the highest setting.The 2 other positions of the blowerswitch do not work.Is it hard to get to the switch behind the panel?Greetings,Pete.



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Nope. it is an open circuit. loose connection of the wires to the resistors.

remove the resistor and check for broken link. loose solder or crimp of clips.

check for burnt surface or burnt clips on the socket too.

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