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8/17/2005
16:16:22

Subject: RE: blower motor resistor location for 01
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THis is an awesome site! My fan only worked on high, googled a few words and it brought me here. After reading the posts, resistor cost me $7.36 plus tax at my local Dodge dealer and took about 20 minutes to install. Definitely pull the plug out first before trying to get the two bolts. I realize after replacing this part, I definitely AM NOT double jointed. THANKS!!!



Casey
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7/21/2006
16:21:13

RE: blower motor resistor block keeps blowing
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I have replaced resistor block and blower motor but keeps melting resitor blocks. Works fine straight wired, but straight wired is obviously only high speed. Low, medium 1 and medium 2 would be nice. Can anyone help? Thanks!!!



Kevin
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7/21/2006
20:45:16

RE: blower motor resistor location for 01
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Could be your fan motor is drawing more current than the resistor block can handle. Remove the three screws and pull the fan motor. Spin it by hand. Does it spin easily?



Casey
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7/22/2006
19:30:04

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The old blower motor as well as the new one both spin freely. I put all the new parts in, cut it on and put my fingers on it to feel it. I cut it off just in time! It had started to melt the plastic around the second pin from the end inside of the new resister block. Could a loose connection cause it to heat up like that? Is there something else i'm overlooking? Thanks!



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7/22/2006
22:32:55

RE: blower motor resistor location for 01
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http://dakotausa.com/vBulletin/showthread.php?t=31505

Does the resistor look like the first or second resistor picture?




Casey
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7/23/2006
11:14:44

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The original resister looks just like the first one and the new one looks just like the second. Are you telling me that just maybe the ever so competant local teen Dodge parts person is hooking me up with the wrong part? After all they did tell me that I would have to take the complete dash out to make this repair which I knew was wrong when he told me. Thanks!



JimmyD
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7/23/2006
16:20:12

RE: blower motor resistor location for 01
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Everything's good. The second picture is what you should be getting from the Dodge parts dept. It's the new and improved version, and a bit more heat tolerant, as long as it's up in the air stream when the fan is running. If you're burning that one up, there's something pulling serious amps in your fan circuit.



gloria
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11/29/2006
18:32:53

RE: blower motor resistor location for 01
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where can i find a picure of dodge dakota 2001 heat resistor and or location. or diagram of how to replace. thanks



AH-DH
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11/29/2006
22:36:45

RE: blower motor resistor location for 01
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It's in one of JimmyD's post above, but just in case you're not the type of person to read the entire thread to see if there's useful information in it, here it is again

http://dakotausa.com/vBulletin/showthread.php?t=31505




spkdtch2
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3/01/2008
18:32:31

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do i need to remove my dash to replace the resistor? or can i just kneel down outside the door and get to it?



TB
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3/08/2009
22:26:10

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Had the same problem on my 95 3.9V6. I dropped the dash and inspected the blower, which worked OK when connected straight to the battery. I suspected it was the switching unit on the dash. I started to pull it out, and found out the hard way that unit is actually a valve that, depending on the position, directs vacuum to the real switch (God only knows where that is buried). My mechanic replaced my vacuum valve/switch thingy and it worked for a year. It works only intermittenlyt now, and I thought maybe it was a clogged vacuum supply line. Now after visiting this website, I ohmed the resistor, and it had proper continuity, but perhaps resistance is still high. The resistor sounds like the likely culprit. I wish I had looked online a couple of years ago.



Jeff Orth
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4/27/2009
15:12:29

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Wow, finally got my a/c working! Let me start by saying I know NOTHING about working on cars, and I was able to fix this myself in about 15 minutes. I got my resistor card from Autozone for $15, it only took 1 day for them to get it in. The only problem I ran into is that the old card was held in by two bolts, not two screws, and one of the bolts is extremely close to the plastic siding, so it took a bit of patience to get it out. This website helped my out also, I got the newer card which looks like the second picture, the old card is the first picture.

http://dakotausa.com/vBulletin/showthread.php?t=31505

Good luck everyone!





tim
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2/06/2010
15:30:17

RE: blower motor resistor
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can you hard wire the resistor wiring as a temp. repair as it is cold and i need heat. old resistor and plug melted.



Juan Huag
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4/02/2010
16:01:46

blower motor resistor card keeps blowing
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I've had this problem almost every year in the spring, when the weather changes from cold to warm. Last two go rounds replaced blowers also.
What is really going on here?
Is there a wiring problem?
Dodge has to know about this...what they didn't make enough $$ on the car sale, so they plan to siphon off more cash via planned repairs?



CJax
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4/16/2010
23:47:12

RE: blower motor resistor location for 01
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Through recommendations from here, I searched online and found good prices at RockAuto.com for the part. I just ordered 2 figuring I'd have one blow again at some point. Took all of 10 minutes to change thanks to the great info here. (Can't thank you enough) Have a spare in case it happens again.
First time it happened the dealership dropped my dash and replaced the fan control knob panel. Idiots. Good thing it was still under warranty back then!
Having good info is invaluable, and knowing it can be fixed in 10 minutes if it happens again is even better.

CJax



ray
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7/31/2010
17:00:52

RE: blower motor resistor location for 01
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I have replaced the resistor pack three times. The blower acts strange, when it works it works at all speeds. Sometimes it comes on right away, usually not at all though. Sometimes it comes on slow and speeds up. Sometimes it comes on at once from a bump in the road. Sometimes it slows down and stops. But mostly it just doesn't work at all. Any suggestions any body?

Thanks RayH



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8/04/2010
21:18:55

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I had my truck looked at because my a/c switch wouldnt work. My air comes on at random times and fades away. I was told that my blower resistor pigtail was melted. I havent been able to find just the pigtail part anywhere. I can find ford pigtails easy as day just a Dodge pigtail is impossible. Any advice if Dodge even uses a pigtail or am I mistaken on what I need?



brett
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9/18/2010
00:07:52

RE: blower motor resistor location for 01
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Jake S go to a junk yard, thats what i did!



Chris R.
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12/25/2010
14:03:48

RE: blower motor resistor connector meltedf 01
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My blower is acting up for the third time. I tried to replace resister & found the plug is melted to resister & 1st wire is pulled out of connector/pin. Any idea of problem & if/where I can get replacement plug & pins?
I did plug resister in & 3rd & 4th speeds work. I left resister out & it does get hot; will it burn up if not in air flow?



Lykins
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2/05/2011
14:27:17

RE: blower motor resistor connector
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I need to know exactly where I can buy a blower motor resistor connector/pigtail/female part? I replaced the resistor a few months ago and the black piece that connects over it was melted to the connector so we had to break it to replace the resistor. Now it is just held on with duck tape and a bottle wedged between to get good connection. I was wanting to fix it right but can't find the part or the true name of that part. I have a 2001 Dodge Dakota quad cab V8 5.9 and can't find the part for the price. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks



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