Question about 1997 Dodge Dakota
We **** the blower to work by tapping the HVAC housing with a soft tool. Or the tip of the passenger's show will work in a pinch. (Sometimes it takes more than two or three taps or kicks) We tried the resistor but no luck. It's OK. One thing to mention is it is high within the access hole so it's impossible to see unless you have a mirror. Why Dodge thought this was a good location for the resistor is anyone's guess. Almost directly in line with the passnger side valve cover, straight back through the hole and up close to the bottom edge of the windshield on the inner firewall Only thing we can think of is that the plug for the blower ( heavy green & black wires ) are corroded where the plug attaches to the blower. It is a ***** to get at. Looks like a full day job to remove the dash Tip: When putting the resistor back in, you might want to use small squares of cardboard as temporary lock nuts ( as in household switches and plugs ) to hold the screws in the resistor plate holes while reinserting back in it's mounting location. BE prepared to swear a lot.
Dont forget to change the blower motor thats the cause of your problem
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Fig. Typical HVAC operation schematic
An inoperative blower motor could be caused by the following:
* Blown fuse(s). The fuse should be replaced. There may be both a LOW BLOWER and HIGH BLOWER fuse. Some models may also call it the HVAC fuse. Even the RADIO fuse is used in some applications. Check them all. If a fuse is blown there may be a short to ground in one of the power supply circuits.
* Open Circuit. Check the circuit between the ignition switch and the blower motor, and the blower motor ground circuit. Repair as necessary. * Faulty blower switch. A faulty blower switch should be replaced. * Most heater blower circuits also include a blower motor relay (look in the underdash convenience center), as well as a blow motor resistor. These items should be checked especially if the blower runs in one or two speeds, but not all speeds selected.
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Fig. Blower motor and fan assembly removal
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