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Blower Motor on a '98 Olds Intrigue

Where is the blower motor and can I change it myslef on the '98 olds intigue. I have heat but its not blowing out anymore

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  • Anonymous Apr 29, 2009

    i have this problem on my intrigue and it doesnt work at all anymore period...

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THe blower motor is under the dash. You will have to take out the glovebox and half of the dash to get up in there, but if you have the time and the energy you can fix yourself. Will have to disconnect heater core hoses under the hood

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The above answer is just plain wrong!
This is not an uncommon problem.

Tools needed Philips head screwdriver, DMM (Digital multimeter)
The blower motor is on the right passenger side, underneath the glove compartment & dashboard. Area between floor and above, in the general area of the lower right passenger side floor light.

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Remove the plastic screws holding the trim carpet by pulling on them. Use a small screwdriver to pry them up if necessary.
  3. Remove the light so that you may remove the trim completely.
  4. Where it gets awkward: looking upward you will see the blower motor cover with three screws approximately 120 degrees apart. Lower the passenger seat completely, position body to that head goes underneath area where trim was, facing upward of course. Remove the screws. As you remove the screws, the actual blower will come into view.
  5. Remove the rear hose attached to the blower.
  6. Remove or cut the wires attached to the blower. If you cut them be sure to note the color and read an Oldsmobile wiring diagram to determine polarity. If you cut them: splicing in longer segments will make the installation easier.
  7. Using the DMM check the blower wires for continuity. If checking resistance the value should be low ohms, an infinite (very high) reading indicates an open. If low, check the fuses.
  8. Installation is the reverse of removal. If you have made splices, make sure the splices are secure and use electrical tape or heat shrink the junctions.

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