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Blower motor on works on high speed

The heater/air conditioning switch that controls the blower either works as "off or high speed", nothing in between? Is this a simple fix? The dealer wants $100 just to check it out! P.PRESTON, CT

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    Ronald Preston May 17, 2009

    I have the same problem. Where are the fan resistors located?

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Also, I'm having the same problem, kinda. My blower doesn't work on any speed. It worked fine before, but now it doesn't.

However, it's not a hard fix. Here's a link to a site with a write-up on how to replace the resistor pack as well as the wiring harness: http://www.355nation.net/forum/how-tutorials-reviews-service-bulletins/6401-how-hvac-fan-motor-resistor-connector-replacement.html

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Sounds like the fan resistor has failed

Posted on May 10, 2009

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