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Unread 07-06-2009, 05:28 PM   #1
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Blower Motor Resistor Replacement

Last week my fan stopped working on the three lower speeds in my 06 Rubicon. It only works on high. I figure this is the Blower Motor Resistor so i bought one on eBay. It arrived today.

I looked at it, I figured, two screw holes and a plug... how hard could it be

So I pulled the glove box out of my dash. Looking in, I am assuming that is it, in the lower right corner... covered up by the dash that runs below the glove box. It's sitting just under a yellowish-green connector and has blue, brown, and green wires running nto the plug.

Can someone confirm for me that what I am talking about is in fact the resistor before I pull it out of there? It looks like it's going to be a bear to get to it, and I'd hate to remove it only to find that isn't the piece I want.

The placement looks right and I don't see anythign else... but...

If that is it, anyone have any tips on the best way to get it out?

Sorry, I took a couple pics to illustrate and have them resized, but my pic host is down at the moment. I figured the description was good enough if anyone reading has done this and knows what I'm talking about.

Thanks.

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Unread 07-06-2009, 05:39 PM   #2
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I just changed mine Saturday. I used this link. IT has pics. The hardest part was getting it unplugged.

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/showt...lower+resistor
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Unread 07-06-2009, 05:53 PM   #3
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Thanks for the link.

That confirms it for me. I am looking at the right piece. THose pics were helpful. I was looking at it from the top and concentrting more on how I was going to get a U-joint and socket on the bolts more than worrying over how to get the cable unplugged. Looks like thats the real trick I hadn't stood on my head yet to see that little red clip... but now that I know it's there I feel more prepared.

Very helpful...
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Unread 07-06-2009, 06:51 PM   #4
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Not a problem.

Took me about an hour which half of that was getting the wiring harness unplugged from the old resistor.
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Unread 07-06-2009, 08:10 PM   #5
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Just did mine tonight. Only took about 10 minutes. The trick is to unscrew the light and the wire holders that are in the way. Then unscrew the resistor (with the wiring harness still attached). I was able to get in there with my socket wrench no problem. Then just slide the resistor out and then you can easily get the harness off. It would have taken me forever if I tried to remove the wiring harness first. With the resistor out you can get to the backside of the lock and easily pry up the tab.
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Unread 07-07-2009, 06:28 AM   #6
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I spent an hour trying to get that damn plug undone. When I couldn't get that I started to unscrew the screws and found out I didn't have the right resistor. This was last week and I haven't had the nerve to give it another go.
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