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1999 chrysler minivan- replacing front heater blower motor

Does the dash have to be removed? also the right rear remote vent window motor is bad . what is best way to access it , how do I remove the panels? thanks

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I replaced the blower motor on my 98 and no, you don't have to pull the dash. You need to get under the dash so you will be pulling out the glove box. From there you start removing the screws on the blower motor housing (big round plastic piece) and then unhook the electrical connections and then the motor. Before you do all that, what have you done to confirm it's the motor? Does it only blow on one speed? If so, it may not be the motor but an easier fix - the resistor.

Hope you've been doing a few crunches to build up the abdominal muscles as it's a tight fit to get into this area and it takes a few contortions to work in there.

Posted on Dec 25, 2008

  • 240cpa Dec 25, 2008

    I forgot to mention that with regard to the rear remote vent, you will need to pull the trim off. If you've done this before, you'll know that that entails. If not, and you tend to be a bit rough on things, go to the parts store and get a trim stick. They will know what that is. Use it around the edges of the trim to pull the plastic and loosen the panels. If I remember correctly, you will need to pull the rear door sill first, then the overhead trim that runs along the back entrance and then the large panel on the driver's side (after putting the rear seat back down and removing the jack storage door)

    Before pulling the panels: 1)look at how they overlap and let that be your guide. 2). Note the placement of the door seal so you know what goes over what and you avoid leaks after you've put everything back.

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If any issues such as no voltage at blower connector or damaged or melted connector at the resistor then let me know.

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