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My blower motor stopped working on my 2008 Honda Ridgeline.

I smelled a faint burning smell from the vent. I shut the truck off and since then, the blower fan doesn't come on. I have ground at the blower so the resistor is working, however, I do not have power and the fuse (21) is good.

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  • Jason Trimble
    Jason Trimble Apr 13, 2015

    The motor turns when I connect straight to the battery. I have a ground at the motor but no power is found there. The fuse (21) is good. Could it be the relay?

  • Raymond Richards
    Raymond Richards Apr 13, 2015

    If you have one, this would be a possibility. Can you trace to see if you have power to the switch? And is so going out of the switch? I think the power to the fuse is before the switch. Is there power to the fuse? It could be the switch.

  • Jason Trimble
    Jason Trimble Apr 13, 2015

    Fixed. I traced the power wire behind the console and found the wiring harness had power on one side but not the other. This is a common issue on Honda Ridgelines. The wire was burned on one side of the connection that had power but not the other. I bypassed the harness/connection and it now works.

  • Raymond Richards
    Raymond Richards Apr 20, 2015

    Congratulations, good work



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The motor is blown

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