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2001 Mazda Protege, Heater and A/C only works on 4 setting

I just had my alternator replaced, and unless I just didn't notice it, right after that my heater would only work on full-blast #4 setting. Once it gets warm I can turn the blower down and still get some residual heat, but it doesn't blow unless it's on #4 setting. I can hear a sound like a fan starting up when it hits 4, but no sound whatsoever on 1, 2 or 3. I've looked up everything from relay switch to motor blower resistor and can't determine which it is, if any of that. I also can't find a diagram to fix it. If it's an easy fix, I'd rather do it myself instead of paying another mechanic. I know the parts are somewhere behind the passenger side dash or glove compartment, but how do you get to it? Any help greatly appreciated.

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  • Anonymous May 25, 2009

    is there a name for the part?

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    I have a 2009 Tribute, 4 cylinder. I just replaced the blower motor resistor since I had only "4" (high) on the blower. 2 weeks later the blower quit working completely. I was sitting in a parking garage using my phone when it just stopped. No air moving in any switch setting. I tried turning the blower off and on then tried different switcch locations but nothing worked. I drove it to my mechanic but the next morning there was no issue found and it's as if there never was a problem. Been working since then. Any advice other than just replace the blower motor itself and hope for the best?

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I just had the same problem on my Nissan Xterra and the prblem is the resistor for the AC blower speed.Just get it and you will know.It is right behind and below the glove compartment and it looks like a card once you get it out. It is really easy to replace.

Posted on Apr 05, 2009

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    Agustin Centeno Apr 06, 2009

    If you take off the glove compartment you'll  find a black plastic box. In it is the AC condenser, on the side is a square, small door kind of with two screws , one on top and one below, just unscrew those two and you will see kind of a card attach to the small door that card is the resistor. 
    To take the glove compartment door off you open it and press both lateral walls inward and pull it from the left side it should come off easily.

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just remove the glove box and its right behind it just take the white pug out and the two phillips screws to remove the resistor out, replace with the new one and cool off!!!! Hope this helps

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You may have a faulty fan switch. Had mine replaced when only #1 and #4 were working and it fixed the problem. Unfortunately, there may be more issues, as a year later the switch is failing again. May be some kind of feedback that is causing it to fail.

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