How to replace a resistor on a blower motor?

How to replace a resistor on a blower motor?

Check Voltage and Ground at the motor. Check. Relay click. Check Switch check. Check So we decided that maybe the plug-in that goes to the resistor pack was corroded just enough to block current from going through it.

Where is the blower resistor on a Chevy Silverado?

This is a very common problem on 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra trucks. Over a period of time the resistor and usually the connector overheat and blower operation stops in some or all speeds. The blower resistor is located on the passenger side of the vehicle behind the glove box.

Why does my GM blower motor resistor keep failing?

In some cases, the heat is so high that it melts the connector. This is common on late model GM vehicles. If you discover a melted connector, do NOT attempt repair. Purchase an upgraded pigtail and splice it into the harness along with a new blower motor resistor.

How to replace a fuse on a blower motor?

Use a die grinder or equivalent to remove the original crimps down to where the lead breaks in two and the fuse will fall off. Use the pointy end of the grinder bit to just carefully drill the rest of the material out and take a bit of the galvanized surface down to clean metal. I suppose you could use a small drill bit for this step too.

Where does the ground go on a blower motor?

The way this circuit works is all on the ground side. 12 volts is always present at the motor, and the switch in your dash provides the ground. On speeds 1-3 the ground is re-routed through the resistor pack and on high speed it bypasses the resistor pack and the motor gets full voltage.

What causes a blower motor to heat up?

Heat either caused by poor airflow across the resistor pack resulting in poor cooling, or heat caused by a higher amperage draw from a worn out motor with poor lubricated bearings/bushings or worn brushes. If the motor was serviceable, that would be the next route I would take.