Well, I flipped on the AC yesterday, the blower went for about 2 seconds then no more. Couldn't get it running the rest of the way home so tore into it and removed the risister. It was rusty looking so went to the dealership, was $30 dollars and some change after tax. Initially when I plugged it in nothing happened so I took it back (I told them I wanted to just try it and they were ok with that). I put the old one back in and after driving around some more, it suddenly stared blowing on 4 (hi) but no other speeds, a total sign the resister has bit the dust!! Even pulled the old one off and still had hi. The guy at the dealer said (as bigsurf75 said) it bypasses the resister when it konks out, so I put the new one in, put the 2 screws in, snugged it down and it works great. I'll put the rest together this evening but hopefully this will be a complete fix and no future wiring issues or blower problems (at least for another 6 years).
FYI the blower motor at the dealership is $210 and the parts guy said they have sold 3 to date?
2000 Sport 4X4 4.0 inline six, AW-4 Automatic, stock
Original Owner 297,000 miles
Last edited by mhall02; 05-25-2006 at 12:03 PM..