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Does the blower motor resistor just pull out of the firewall on the 96 dodge caravan, or are there bolts i'm not seeing?

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  • diy-girl Jun 28, 2009

    thank you! i have been searching the internet for days trying to find this info. everything i found was for the dodge grand caravan.

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  1. Disconnect and isolate the negative battery cable.
  2. Disconnect the electrical connector from the front blower motor resistor.
  3. Carefully slide a screwdriver behind the driver’s side of the resistor to press in the locking tang and pry the resistor from the housing.

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To Install:
  1. Install the resistor in the housing with "TOP" at the top.
  2. Connect the electrical connector to the blower motor resistor.
  3. Reconnect the negative battery cable.

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    Greg Bernett Jun 28, 2009

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