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Unread 03-02-2006, 09:00 PM   #1
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Climate Control blower stop working

I have a 2004 Grand Cherokee Limited with the Automatic Climate Control. After turning the A/C on the blower turned off after about 5 min. I shut down the vehicle and waited about 15 min. and restarted. Again, the blower turned off after about 5 min. Approx. 3 hrs. later the blower doesn't work at all. I ran the self test and it gave a code 52. I know what that is but why did the blower motor stop?

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Unread 03-02-2006, 09:57 PM   #2
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I have a 2004 Grand Cherokee Limited with the Automatic Climate Control. After turning the A/C on the blower turned off after about 5 min. I shut down the vehicle and waited about 15 min. and restarted. Again, the blower turned off after about 5 min. Approx. 3 hrs. later the blower doesn't work at all. I ran the self test and it gave a code 52. I know what that is but why did the blower motor stop?
Quite possibly it's the resistor pack under the dash. Turn it on and get down in the floorboad on the passenger side (under the glove box all the way in the back) and wiggle the plug that goes into the resistor pack. If it comes on then it's the plug, I got so tired of messing with it, I cut out the plug and soldered the wires directly to the pins in the resistor pack. Your's should be under warranty, take it in and have them fix it. It's actually a common problem because of the way the wiring has to come down and make a sharp 180 turn back into the pack. Poor planning IMO.
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Unread 03-03-2006, 07:31 AM   #3
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Many of us have had the same problem with the resistor pack.

Your code 52 is also a potentially major problem, which indicates there is a problem with the blend doors or the recirc door (I can't remember which one this code refers to). Either way, if one of these door assemblies is faulty, it requires pulling the dash which is a major PITA.

If you're under warranty, definitely get it in for this ASAP.
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Unread 03-04-2006, 06:39 AM   #4
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Thanks for the info. I just reached 40,000 miles so the warranty for that is out.
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Unread 03-04-2006, 12:19 PM   #5
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Does that seem to be the problem for you, did you check the plug, it will probably even be melted a little. If so, do a search on resistor pack here and you will probably find a write up on how to do what I was talking about. Really good one!
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Unread 03-07-2006, 04:00 PM   #6
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It worked!!!

I checked the resistor pack wiring and thats what it was. I now see what you mean about bad design. It is kinda awkward. THANKS!!!!
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Unread 03-07-2006, 06:12 PM   #7
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Who is willing to spend a few minutes filing a complaint with the NHTSA?

I already have and I'm willing to give more info for those who are willing to take the time to do it.

To make a long story short this problem should be a recall, the exact same problem exists in 02 Dodge Rams (Also a Daimler Chrysler vehicle) but those were recalled, so as it stands we have to spend money out of pocket to fix a problem that should be fixed free as a recall.

They sell an overlay harness which runs 32.00 which is not bad, but if this problem has existed long enough there is melting on the controller, and the connections may be brittle and damged requiring that part be replaced as well, which is 116.00 which IS bad in my opinion.

I know there are enough people with this problem to get a recall, if we all file a complaint.
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Eh, if someone can convice them to do a blend-door recall, I'm in on it.

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It's possible but not as likely as the blower motor problem.

I don't *think* the blend door problem affects defrosting the window, it might possibly cause that problem for the side windows but I doubt they do a recall for that.
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Unread 03-08-2006, 12:11 PM   #10
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Give me the site, and I'm in, I delt with that problem for about a year, before I finally got sick of it and fixed mine.
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Unread 06-27-2006, 09:28 PM   #11
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Just wanted to write in & say I also had this problem with an '04 WJ, and this post helped me fix it. Thanks 10achik!

Two seconds after I started the engine today, the blower stopped working. Never had a problem before (aside from the normal odd sounds the auto-climate control likes to make... different story). It wasn't intermittent, it was totally dead. The wire/ connector into the resistor pack didn't seem melted, and wiggling it around made it work again. More wiggling can also make it stop working -- so hopefully it'll stay put.

Seems like a dumb problem. Minus one point for Jeep...
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Unread 06-27-2006, 09:32 PM   #12
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Thanks, there's another thread I did for the fix. search for resistor pack, I cut the plug, extended the wires and soldered them directly to the reisitor pack board and used heat shrink tubing to keep it from touching...problem solved

Let me know if you can't find it and I will try to look it up four you.
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Unread 07-12-2006, 11:54 AM   #13
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Let me know if you can't find it and I will try to look it up four you.

Thanks for all your info. I took my resistor pack off last night, but wasn't able to get the wires disconnected so I could see them. I will probabaly try again tonight.

I put it back on and if I just wiggle the pack or the wires slightly it will make the fan turn off or on, so I feel certain the issue is with the connection.

What do I need to look for once I get the wires disconnected from the pack? Can you find your post about soldering them directly to the pack? I haven't been able to locate it.

Thanks again.
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Unread 07-12-2006, 12:43 PM   #14
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Nevermind. I found the thread. Good stuff.

http://www.jeepsunlimited.com/forums...d.php?t=678590


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Unread 07-12-2006, 01:40 PM   #15
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this is same debacle i have had with my 99....i replaced the resistor pack about a year ago only to have it stop working again about 2 months ago. This time the plug had fused itself to the resistor pack.. so as mentioned by an earlier post i just hard wired the wires to the resistor pack and it has worked just fine since. hopefully my ghetto wiring will hold.....
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