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Unread 10-15-2009, 06:32 AM   #1
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Blower Motor Resistor, 03 TJ

Been searching the forum and everything I find is for 02 and older model years. I may be missing something in my search though.

Anyway my blower just started to crap out on me. Only speeds 3 and 4 work now and thats not going to cut it.

So my question is is the resistor the same in the 03 as it is in older model TJ's? Also where is the best place to get a replacement? I haven't checked pricing at the dealership yet.

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Unread 10-15-2009, 06:34 AM   #2
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Dealership has decent prices I just picked mine up in nj for 20 and change. There is a write-up on in somewhere but if you take out your glove box there is a green plug there. The resistor is right behind it being held in by 2 8mm bolts
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Unread 10-15-2009, 06:36 AM   #3
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Dealership has decent prices I just picked mine up in nj for 20 and change. There is a write-up on in somewhere but if you take out your glove box there is a green plug there. The resistor is right behind it being held in by 2 8mm bolts
Nice! Thanks!
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Unread 10-15-2009, 06:42 AM   #4
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some links that helped me
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/bl...d-read-877765/

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/20...r-pics-520800/
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Unread 10-15-2009, 09:17 AM   #5
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http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/bl...sistor-347106/
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Unread 10-15-2009, 09:52 AM   #6
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If its 3 and 4 that work its likely not the resistor - when that fails you only have off and 4; 2 and 3 are the speeds provided by the resistor. I would check the switch first
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Is that true or can the individual resistors go one at a time? Mine went one by one. I currently only have 4. First 1 went, the a month or two, 2 went, then later 3.
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Just for the record is was the resistor. So if anyone ever looses level 1 and 2 that could be the issue. Mine works great now.

It was tough to get to though.
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If its 3 and 4 that work its likely not the resistor - when that fails you only have off and 4; 2 and 3 are the speeds provided by the resistor. I would check the switch first

That's not quite true. You'll lose whatever speed's circuit loses the resistance. It can be 1,2 or 3. In my case it was 2.
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Just for the record is was the resistor. So if anyone ever looses level 1 and 2 that could be the issue. Mine works great now.

It was tough to get to though.
right on I was just thinking about fixing mine I lost 1 & 2 also
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Unread 10-16-2009, 09:47 AM   #11
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resitor is sooooo easy to install i would let my little cousin do it with his fisher price tools
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the resistor goes bad bc the blower is drawing too much current, right? I replaced my resistor but it got extremely hot right away, could my blower be bad?
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I can't say in your case but the resistors going is very, very , very common here and other Chrysler vehicles. It happens all the time on my Durango/Dakota foums.
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The 2003 and up blower motor resistor looks much different than the years up to 2002. Just go to the dealer and pick one up for under 25 bucks.

When my blower motor resistor wore out each of 1,2 and 3 wore out and stopped working slowly till i only had 4. So at one point 3 and 4 were working untill 3 died. Easy cheap place to start.
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the resistor goes bad bc the blower is drawing too much current, right? I replaced my resistor but it got extremely hot right away, could my blower be bad?
the blower motor resistor wears out because the blower motor gets corroded and over time needs to draw more electricity for it to work. due to this the resistor fails because of too much current.
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