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01Dak
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6/18/2005
14:34:54

Subject: blower motor resistor location for 01
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My Blower Motor is only working on high. I have looked on the passanger side firewall as some threads state, but can't find it. Where is the blower motor resistor located at on the 2001 4.7L?



corjunk
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6/18/2005
17:02:11

RE: blower motor resistor location for 01
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it is located on the bottom of the passenger side hvac housing right beside the blower motor.it is held in by 2 screws.



01Dak
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6/20/2005
00:57:39

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So it is located inside the cab? Not on the firewall of the engine compartment?



01dak
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6/20/2005
13:29:52

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Yep,its in the cab. Go get the new one and take a look around. You will find it. Just replaced mine about 2 weeks ago. Costs around 15 bucks.



JimmyD
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6/20/2005
14:13:02

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Look at the blower housing on the passenger side under the dash. You'll recognize the blower motor area right away. Go inboard just a bit and you'll see a connector going up into the plastic housing. That connector (5-wires, if I remember) is for the resistor board. Remove the two Phillips screws, and it'll come right out. A flashlight sometimes helps.




MotorSport4.7
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6/20/2005
19:23:53

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Man this site is just awesome for help! Going to replace mine now too, I have the same problem and wasnt sure where it was



corjunk
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6/20/2005
22:57:30

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If it blows again anytime soon you will need to replace the blower motor as well as another resistor.



MotorSport4.7
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6/21/2005
23:11:59

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Is the blower motor resistor just a dealer part? I went to Advanced Autoparts and they didnt have it. I am wondering if AutoZone or PepBoys would have it.



JimmyD
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6/21/2005
23:28:09

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Dealer only.
It's a special circuit board with carbon resistor tracks on it.
As corjunk stated, if it keeps blowing, that means the blower is drawing too much power and should be replaced.



heat sink it
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6/21/2005
23:31:56

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I stuck one of those computer heat sinks on mine.
Works good.




MotorSport4.7
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6/21/2005
23:50:35

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Thanks guys. I figure it is worth replacing once. It is only around $12 from what I hear for the resister. If it blows again, then Ill look into replacing the blower motor. How big of a project is the blower motor if it does come to that?



JimmyD
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6/21/2005
23:55:40

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One connector kinda behind the blower, and 3 Phillips screws, all accessible from the passenger side under the dash. It'll drop right out.
Grab a flashlight and go exploring - you'll see.



MotorSport4.7
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6/22/2005
00:05:58

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Thanks again,,,GREAT people GREAT site.



JimmyD
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6/22/2005
20:11:15

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Coupla more things, MotorSport.
I haven't had to replace my blower (I just pull it once in a while to clear the leaves and such), so I don't know if a new motor will have the drum-shaped fan attached. If not, the fan is a friction fit on the motor shaft. It's fairly tight, but will come off with effort.
Don't run the blower with the resistor block dangling out of the housing just to see how hot it gets. I've done it. It gets real hot real fast, so needs to be screwed in place up in the air stream.



MotorSport4.7
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6/23/2005
17:16:45

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Thanks JimmyD I'm going to take your guys advice & do it tomorrow.



MotorSport4.7
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6/25/2005
14:59:51

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Replaced by Blow Motor Resister Yesterday and so far all is well. All speeds are working great. I noticed the old resister was all bubbled up. Looked like a bad tint job on a window. Thanks again





Mark Walker
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6/26/2005
12:00:07

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I need some help! The connector on the engine side of the firewire that feeds the blower motor has melted down. When I hold the wire to the connection point it gets hot really fast. does anyone know if it's just that the blower is drawing too many amps, or could it be the resisters under the dash? Has anyone else run into this?



Gaston
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6/26/2005
19:51:34

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Well, Mark.
Here's something you should remember about the way your Dakota is wired: Everything's always HOT (at 12VDC).
The switches and other controls simply supply a ground path to complete the circuit.
In the case of the blower motor, the ground path is switchable between different resistances, which is what gives the multiple fan speeds.
Knowing that, when you hold that wire to the connection point, 12VDC is finding a low- to no-resistance path to ground and the wire heats up.
Make these checks:
1 - find out which side has the 12V: the wire or the connection point.
2 - make sure fan control on dashboard is OFF.
Hold the wire to the connection point. Still getting hot?
3 - disconnect the fan motor connector that's under the dash, as described in one of the posts above. Hold the wire to the connection point. Still getting hot?




Ross T
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7/20/2005
08:03:42

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2001 QC Sport: Replaced resistor block last night. $11.50 and 10 minutes worth of work. The dealer said 1 hour - screw them. Used this sight to find others with similar problem. Here's a tip - loosen the screw holding the ductwork just below where the resistor block goes, and then pull the ductwork down. This allowed easy access to both screws (5/16 hex). Remove the connector after you drop the resistor block. Slide the little red locking mechanism out and the connecter disconnects easily.



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8/09/2005
10:33:55

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Thanks for the info, I will be replacing mine when I get home tonight. This seems like a common problem. Great site.



Andy01
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8/13/2005
13:40:04

RE: blower motor resistor location for 01
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Just replaced mine today, easy job, good suggestion to buy part first so you know what you're changing. P/N has changed WAS: 4885635AC - NOW: 5174618AA. Old part made in Mexico, new one made in USA. Cost $9.45 w/tax $10.02.

Easier to get to the left hand screw if you drop the heat duct down. Two 5/16 hex head screws hold it up - I just loosened the one closest to the firewall. Total time was about 45 minutes and that included the trip to get the part at the dealership parts counter.

Big thankyou to contributers to this site, it helped a lot.

Andy
01 4.7L Dakota Sport



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