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2004 Nissan Altima Blower Resistor

Blower doesn't work on positions 1 & 2 (low speeds) Works OK on positions 3 & 4 (high speeds)

Is this a problem with the blowere resistor? If so - where is it located?

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There is a blower resistor located near blower motor and housing under glove box area it is one connector with about 5 wires to it and looks thin, held by two screws this resistor controls fan speeds - possibly it will look burned may even be hot to the touch so be carefully it is the most probable cause since you obviously have power to it and ground only being the fan speeds the problem.

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