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Blower motor will shut off at any time. Some times it works ,some time it doesnt.Had 2 shops look at it with one fixing it twice already,still not fixed,and trying to tell us it would need a new motor. Car is a 2006-Kia-Spectra.The other shop said it needs freon.Obvisouly they could not figure out the problem. The air is cold and when brought to shop the blower was working so I dont know what it is.

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  • cpenick Aug 23, 2008

    I have the same problem with a 2007 Kia Spectra.


  • Anonymous Sep 20, 2008

    This happened to me in a rio. no heat, no a/c, no defrost. It happened intermittently. We paid the dealer over $400 to get a new blower motor. It did it AGAIN! I finally gave up and we don't drive the car when we need defrost, etc.

  • jenty147 Oct 27, 2008

    sometimes air will blow and sometimes it doesn't. The back air blows just fine, but the dash blower will work on and off.

  • bryce_68 Nov 21, 2008

    Same issue hear with 2007 Spectra5. Dealer replaced the blower motor on Monday afternoon, now tonight Thursday the new one just shut off too. Have heat and the selector for defrost/feet/face works, just no fan to blow the heat out. Oh yeah the rear defrost also works fine.

  • joseph_foltz Nov 26, 2008

    I have the same problem, and in addition the last month, the motor began to slow down and eventually stopped (not like it was turned off as before), never to run again... no manual is availible from the parts houses. I dont even know how to get to it.

  • Anonymous Nov 29, 2008

    I have the same thing happening on my 2000 spectra

  • Anonymous Jan 18, 2009

    I have the same problem with my 2002 kia spectra. Upon troubleshooting the wiring I discovered the harness which plugs to the motor was the issue. I am in the process of rewiring the plug just to try to make it a little more robust. I will post the results once I complete the job along with instructions on how to do it.

  • 1Bad54 Feb 08, 2009

    So how do I go about by passing this wiring problem?

    Maybe taking a hot from the battery, fuse it, then run straight to the blower motor?

    That should work, no?

  • Anonymous Mar 09, 2009

    i have a 2004 spectra i just bought 1 week ago. yesterday the a/c blower stopped working. It doesnt blow in heat or defrost either. I do have cold air at the vent while driving just doesnt blow

  • Anonymous May 20, 2009

    There are three possabilities to sole the issue, (1) the blower motor is at fault, (2) the dash controls are at fault, (3) there is a seperate circuit board that operates the high speed for the fan it could be at fault.

  • Clyde Sep 26, 2012

    The problems begins in the passenger side foot compartment. The wires to the blower motor resistor are mounted in such a mannor that the plug in is vulnerable to get kicked by a long legged persons toes.If you look up under the glove box you will find a plugin facing down that will be your resistor. If you wiggle that plugin, you will find that is where you're losing conection if the plugin isn't already damaged beyond repair as mine was melted and alredy too far gone.



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Its a wiring prob.

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