Question about 1996 Buick Riviera
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: location of blower resistor
The 96 LeSabre Custom and LeSabre Limited use an electronic module in place of a blower resistor.
It is under the hood on the firewall on top of the heater plenum, but below the relay rack.
They tend to short and run on high until the module burns out and then it quits.
The same part is used on many high-end GM cars from 92 to 96. The electronic module has two connectors on it. (If yours has only one plug it is a real resistor pack and not electronic.)
Posted on Nov 05, 2008
The 96 Riviera has a motor mount that interferes with the removal and replacement of the serpentine belt. The motor mount must be loosened and the engine need to be lifted slightly to accomplish the replacement. Not good engineering on this model year.
Posted on Sep 14, 2009
Testimonial: "will try that still looks like there is another bracket in the way under that one."
Yes it is the blower Motors Resistor board. It is up behind the blower motor, just under the glove box. You have to remove the black KICK panel with its two "Push Pins" that will break too. There are 3 screws holding that resistor board in, the back two are a bear to get to. Good luck.
Posted on Feb 26, 2010
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Sep 13, 2014 | 1998 Buick Riviera
Your Buick Riviera's heater fan is powered by a blower motor, which in turn is powered by a blower motor resistor. The resistor is a small electrical component that also regulates the fan speeds of the blower motor. Like any part, the blower burns out from time to time and has to be replaced. Replacement blower motor resistors cost about $50. It will take you about 30 minutes to install a new one in your Buick Riviera.
Things You'll Need
Open the hood and disengage the negative battery cable on your Buick Riviera using your socket set. You will need a 10mm socket to loosen the battery cable bolt.
Remove the plastic trim panel under the glove compartment on the passenger side of your Riviera.
Loosen and remove the mounting screws that hold the blower resistor in place on your Riviera.
Unplug the wiring harness from the old blower resistor and then remove the resistor completely.
Plug the wiring harness into your Buick's new resistor. Also tighten the screws to hold the resistor in place.
Reattach the negative battery cable on your Riviera and tighten it with your socket set.
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