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Blower fan only works on high speed - 2002 Dodge Dakota Club Cab

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  • jkoile Sep 03, 2008

    The fan only works on high. I can't seem to find info on the system itself or what the part is that needs replacement. The dealer wants to diagnose for 80.00 and estimates 250.00 total.

  • kosmo2002 Feb 11, 2009

    My fan only had high speed and just today i lost that. I am wondering what to do?

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Its the blower resistor. I couldn't get the pictures in sorry. Rob

RESISTOR-BLOWER MOTOR
DESCRIPTION
The blower motor resistor is mounted to the HVAC air
inlet housing, directly behind the glove box. The
blower motor resistor consists of a molded plastic
mounting plate (1) with an integral wire connector
receptacle (2). Concealed behind the mounting plate
are coiled resistor wires contained within a ceramic
heat sink (3). The blower motor resistor is accessed
for service by removing the glove box from the instrument
panel.
The blower motor resistor is accessed for service by
removing the glove box from the instrument panel.
OPERATION
The blower motor resistor is connected to the vehicle electrical system through a dedicated wire lead and connector
of the HVAC wire harness. The blower motor resistor has multiple resistor wires, each of which will reduce the
current flow through the blower motor to change the blower motor speed.
The blower motor control in the MTC heating-A/C system directs the ground path for the blower motor through the
correct resistor wire to obtain the selected speed. With the blower motor control in the lowest speed position, the
ground path for the blower motor is applied through all of the resistor wires. Each higher speed selected with the
blower motor control applies the blower motor ground path through fewer of the resistor wires, increasing the blower
motor speed.
The blower motor resistor cannot be adjusted or repaired and, if faulty or damaged (such as a cracked ceramic heat
sink), it must be replaced.

DIAGNOSIS AND TESTING
BLOWER MOTOR RESISTOR
WARNING: On vehicles equipped with airbags, disable the airbag system before attempting any steering
wheel, steering column, or instrument panel component diagnosis or service. Disconnect and isolate the
negative battery (ground) cable, then wait two minutes for the airbag system capacitor to discharge before
performing further diagnosis or service. This is the only sure way to disable the airbag system. Failure to
take the proper precautions could result in accidental airbag deployment and possible personal injury or
death.
NOTE: For circuit descriptions and diagrams, refer to the appropriate wiring information. The wiring information
includes wiring diagrams, proper wire and connector repair procedures, further details on wire harness
routing and retention, as well as pin-out and location views for the various wire harness connectors,
splices and grounds.
1. Disconnect and isolate the negative battery cable.
2. Disconnect the wire harness connector from the blower motor resistor (Refer to 24 - HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING/
CONTROLS/RESISTOR-BLOWER MOTOR - REMOVAL).
24 - 138 CONTROLS ND
3. Using an ohmmeter, check for continuity between all of the blower motor resistor terminals. In each case there
should be continuity. If OK, repair the wire harness circuits between the blower motor switch and the blower
motor resistor or blower motor as required. If not OK, replace the faulty blower motor resistor.
REMOVAL
WARNING: On vehicles equipped with airbags, disable the airbag system before attempting any steering
wheel, steering column, or instrument panel component diagnosis or service. Disconnect and isolate the
battery negative (ground) cable, then wait two minutes for the airbag system capacitor to discharge before
performing further diagnosis or service. This is the only sure way to disable the airbag system. Failure to
take the proper precautions could result in accidental airbag deployment and possible personal injury or
death.
WARNING: The blower motor resistor may get very hot during normal operation. If the blower motor was
turned on prior to servicing the blower motor resistor, wait five minutes to allow the resistor to cool before
performing diagnosis or service. Failure to take this precaution can result in personal injury or death.
1. Disconnect and isolate the negative battery cable.
2. Remove the glove box (Refer to 23 - BODY/INSTRUMENT
PANEL/GLOVE BOX - REMOVAL).
3. Disengage the wire harness connector locking tab
and disconnect the wire harness connector (1) from
the blower motor resistor (2).
4. Remove the two screws (3) that secure the blower
motor resistor to the HVAC housing (4).
5. Remove the blower motor resistor from the HVAC
housing.
INSTALLATION
1. Position the blower motor resistor (2) into the
HVAC housing (4).
2. Install the two screws (3) that secure the blower
motor resistor to the HVAC housing. Tighten the
screws to 2 N·m (17 in. lbs.).
3. Connect the wire harness connector (1) to the
blower motor resistor and engage the wire harness
connector locking tab.
4. Install the glove box (Refer to 23 - BODY/INSTRUMENT
PANEL/GLOVE BOX - INSTALLATION).
5. Reconnect the negative battery cable.


Posted on Oct 18, 2008

Its an 11.00 card that the dodge dealer has in there parts dept, ask them for it they know exactly what you would be looking for

Posted on Sep 08, 2008

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fords are notorius for faulty fan switches, you will need to get a new one, but it will probably fail in a year or two.

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SOURCE: Heat/AC Blower fan speed only works on High

Alot of people have the same problem with the fan switch and blown bulbs. There really is no fix for this. Jeep really screwed up when designing the heater control assembly. The cheapest solution is to buy another unit off Ebay. Can always go to the dealer but be ready to PAY for there mistakes.

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SOURCE: HEATER BLOWER MOTOR ONLY WORKS ON HIGH SPEED

THERE'S A SENSOR UNDER THE PASSENGER SIDE OF THE CAR UNDER THE GLOVE COMPARTMENT YOU HAVE TO LOOK WAY UNDER JUST LAY DOWN ON TOP OF THE MATT IN FRONT OF THE PASS SEAT IT HAS 2 SCREWS ON IT UNPLUG IT THEN UNSCREW IT TAKE IT TO THE DEALER IT COST ME ABOUT 30 TO 50 DOLLARS BUT THAT WAS THE PROBLEM I HAD. GOOD LUCK

Posted on Apr 01, 2009

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SOURCE: My blower motor fan speed switch will work only on High.

I had a similar problem with my 03 Taurus. Does your floorboard on the passenger side get wet when it rains really hard? If so, Ford is aware of a defect above the fan motor which is behind the glovebox.
I contacted Ford directly and they had my local ford dealer fix it free and they gave me money towards a new blower motor which shorted out from the leak, it's possible it just your switch if there is no leak but you might need both the switch and blower motor replaced like I did. Hope this helps.

Posted on Apr 14, 2009

mcgyver468
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SOURCE: NEED TO REPLACE BLOWER RESISITOR. FAN ONLY WORKS ON HIGH SPEED

Under the dashboard on the passenger side you will see the blower motor. Near the blower motor inside the air duct is the resistor. It should be held in place by two screws. Hope this helps. Good luck

Posted on Apr 28, 2009

inhisname
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SOURCE: Heat/AC Blower fan speed only works on High

hello, this sounds like a bad blower motor resistor!! its cheap and easy to change..if you need more info on locations let me know,, good luck.....marty

Posted on May 27, 2009

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