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The switch at my instrument panel is not kicking the blower on for my 96 Cherokee Country. could this just be a problem at the switch or something deeper in? The light for the switch does not come on either. was thinking since the light didn't come on it was definitely a fuse, it was not, but haven't had time to dive into the dash since it just happened at the end of this weekend. The blower does not come on regardless of whether it's on a/c or heat also regardless of speed setting.

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This sounds like the heater motor rheostat, its located right by the heater blower motor normally just under the dash on the left hand side of the vehicle by the footwell, the wire also have a habit of terminals overheating and melting, normally either a straightforward replacement rheostat or a wiring terminal repair

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  2. Remove the glove compartment from the instrument panel.
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  2. Install the blower motor mounting screws.
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Work for '92 models, but can use it like a reference guide.


Figure 1

  1. Disconnect battery ground cable, then drain cooling system.
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  3. If equipped with A/C, remove evaporator/blower housing as follows:
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Figure 2

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Hello and welcome to FixYa . Locate the dial that controls the brightness of the dashboardlights. If the control is not immediately evident. Make sure the brightness control is turned on. If it is and the lights aren't working, the problem may be a bad fuse. Check the fuse that controls the dashboard lights Replace the fuse if necessary. If just one part of the instrument panel is not lighting up, then you have either a burned-out bulb or a wiring problem.

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01 - 25A Rear Wiper/Washer
02 - 15A Radio, Cigar Lighter
03 - Empty
04 - 15A Passing Light
05 - 30A Blower Motor
06 - 30A (Circuit Breaker) Power Windows
07 - 02A ABS
08 - 20A Turn Signal Flasher
09 - 10A Radio/Clock Memory, Courtesy Lights, Glove Box, Cargo, Dome Lights, Telltales
10 - Empty
11 - 25A Headlamp Delay Module, Horn
12 - Empty
13 - 20A Power Door Locks
14 - Empty
15 - 15A Instrument Panel Lamps, Clock/Radio and Memory, Headlamp Switch, Parking Lamps
16 - 30A (Circuit Breaker) Power Seats, Trailer Tow
17 - 7.5A Instrument Cluster Gauges, Headlamp Delay Module, Chime Module, Overhead Console
18 - 25A Rear Defrost
19 - 05A Instrument Panel Lamps, Radio Illumination
20 - 5.5A (Circuit Breaker) Windshield Wipers and Washers

This should get you going. And you can always Ask Me.

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