99 Olds Intrigue, The blower fan resistor has needed replaced 4x. What 'bad' side effects could I run into if I leave the defective resistor screwed in place and just plug the new one in and not actually intall it. I ask this assuming that they go bad from water infiltrating the air vent and ruining the resistor.
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remove glove box to get better access to the blower motor. resistor is located beside the blower fan motor. with glove box removed, then you will not have to stand on your head doing the job, good-day!
put 12 volt power to terminals on fan itself, if the fan works its the switch thats bad. or a fuse or relay ! if need be try and get another switch from same vehicle at junk yard. because the dealers are out to rob you. replace switch if motor and fuses are good. check the wires at motor to see if they are getting voltage. if not the switch is bad. sometimes if blower motor resistor is bad, fan will not blow on any speed. check this first. its beside the fan motor. if you need more info, just type in on computer. location of blower motor 2001 intrigue. good-day !
remove lower right dash insulator panal from beneath glove box. slide bcm aside to get to blower. remove the three screws holding the blower motor, pull blower and fan straight out. remove fan from old blower if replacing with a new motor. good-luck!!
I just did this fix to mine. It is the blower motor resistor that is located between the fan motor and the firewall. You will have to remove the trim panel, under the dash. Then you will be able to remove the fan motor. The fan plugs directly into the resistor. You can get the part at checker for about $32.
I assume you are talking about whether or not the blower fan is running. I had a similar problem. The likely cause is the resistors that control the motor speed. I took off the resistor pack and because it didn't look like any of the electronics were damaged I replaced the blower motor and that fixed it. One or the other, or both should do it.
Check fuses first.
you have to pull the radiator to get the alternator out. had to do this couple months ago. then after you get it unbolted you need to slide it past exhaust and out toward the drivers side of car. pulling radiator was rediculous, but the only way!!!! hope that helps
Older cars sometimes have many difficult problems, especially the wires problem, it is very hard to find out which wire got trouble, I think your Olds wire got hot sometimes before and some wires connected together and by pass. Olds is GMC products, the plastic sucks easy to melt, sometimes also cause the engine over heat, because the cooling fan doesn’t work right.