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Unread 10-12-2009, 06:20 PM   #1
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Blower Motor Resistor -WITH NAPA PART#s END ALL AND BE ALL READ READ READ!!!!

Okay after searching and searching here is the answer to everyone that has the question. My Jeep is a 97. Here is how to save you $28.50 for the same part.

I believe it is the years 97-01 TJ Blower Motor Resistor (Correct me if wrong)

NAPA# BR257 $51.99

Okay the same part as above but found in a Dodge Van 1500,2500, and 3500 (Full Size) NOT CARAVAN!!!

NAPA# BR129 $23.49

Only visible difference is a plastic piece that clips on the inside metal part of the resistor. I removed the plastic piece. Not sure if you can run it or not, my guess it would make no difference.

I hope this helps people

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Unread 10-12-2009, 06:22 PM   #2
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If it works, it works. The only difference might be fan speed. Nice find though.
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Unread 10-12-2009, 06:33 PM   #3
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I just bought mine from the dealer last week for $18.95
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Unread 10-12-2009, 07:01 PM   #4
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We know the OEM resistor packs are notorious for failing. Are the ones from Napa better?
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Unread 10-12-2009, 07:37 PM   #5
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Hope this works I need one bad
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Unread 10-12-2009, 07:51 PM   #6
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I just bought mine from the dealer last week for $18.95
Score.

Yeah got mine from rockauto.com for about that much. Cool thing was it was some off brand but the part came from the same exact factory as the OEM part (all same stamps and markings). Of course that means it's cr@p
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Unread 10-12-2009, 07:54 PM   #7
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Not sure if the NAPA is as good or better than an OEM, but I have never had any problems with anything from NAPA.
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Unread 10-12-2009, 08:09 PM   #8
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here the dealer was cheaper.napa said they get the part from the dealer and tack on a %.
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Unread 10-12-2009, 08:14 PM   #9
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I think part of the price discrepancy here may be because the resistors for the 03 + models are cheaper than the previous years parts.

I know the resistor for my '06 was less than half what I paid for my '00 at the (same) dealer.
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Unread 10-12-2009, 08:50 PM   #10
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Yes the 02 and newer TJs use a different resistor. For once a newer part doesn't cost more. But still seems like the newer TJs had the same resistor issue. Could be worse I guess.
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Unread 10-12-2009, 08:53 PM   #11
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But still seems like the newer TJs had the same resistor issue. Could be worse I guess.
Could say that. At least in my experience. The original resistor in my '00 lasted 7 years and the one in my '06 lasted 3 years.
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Unread 10-12-2009, 09:49 PM   #12
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I just paid 20.67 for a new one from the dealer same bs they said it was the end all so I'm sure it won't last long
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Unread 10-13-2009, 09:38 AM   #13
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Unread 10-13-2009, 09:48 AM   #14
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I recently replaced the resistor in my 2004, I tried it out as soon as I installed it and it got really hot right away, could this mean I need to replace the blower?
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Unread 10-13-2009, 11:10 AM   #15
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Dont try the resistor without it being installed in the unit the air flowing over it cools it and keeps it from burning up. Thats why it seems to go bad on the lower settings first less air flow lets it heat up and burn out where the high speed seems to last longer better cooling.
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