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Unread 11-16-2010, 07:49 PM   #16
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I replaced mine over the weekend. Except...
I bought a resistor pack from a 03 Chrysler Sebring. It looks alot a beefier and fits like it was made to be in the blower with cost cutting like the Jeep's replacement. I just want to test this one out, since I've replaced this before with the one you guys got.

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Unread 12-28-2010, 12:02 PM   #17
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Took out the old threw in the new. No more Fire and Ice. It is very nice to have the low settings back. Mine was missing the bottom two. unplugging the Green connector makes everything so much easier. Just slide the red, push the green tab and then slide the bottom connector up and off. I also was able to fit a 3/8" ratchet with a converter and then a 5/16" socket 1/4" drive. The 8mm was just a hair big on my 04.
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Unread 12-29-2010, 08:04 AM   #18
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Just want to say thanks! Did mine this morning and all is well. Part was $20 from Advance Auto.
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Unread 03-17-2011, 07:54 PM   #19
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Thanks, the pics were great,
It took me about a 1/2 hour to change it.
Once I got the old one out, I bolted the new one in, then plugged the wiring into it.
Much easier.
$20.00 bucks and heat on all 4-speeds.
You mentioned having a hard time removing the wiring.
As for removing the harness from the resistor, slide a small screwdriver thru the resistor side to the harness side it will come right off easy.
Thanks again.
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Unread 05-09-2011, 07:41 PM   #20
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Thanks Boundless

The pics you put up for the r/r of the blower motor res. were Awesome! You saved me a lot of time Thanks
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Unread 05-09-2011, 08:57 PM   #21
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Just did mine today also. The blower worked fine except for the lowest speed. Trouble shot the switch and found it to be okay. Figured the problem was the resistor. The pictures and replacement explanations on this forum really helped me to get the job done on my 04 TJ. I also found it easier to get the plug off after removing the resistor from the duct. It was easier pluging the cable back in after reinstalling the resistor back into the duct. I found it interesting that I bought my new resistor at the dealer and only paid $20.00 for it. Sounds like you guys paid more at the auto parts store.
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Unread 09-18-2011, 02:10 PM   #22
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Complete PI the A! It did however work for me... I used di-electric grease to seal the deal for continuity sakes.

And yes it was quite a bit easier to leave the new resistor unplugged. I also purchased the duralast brand, looked very different from the original. A tad smaller actually.
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Unread 10-01-2011, 01:46 PM   #23
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Thanks for the write up. Subscribed for future use!
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Unread 10-01-2011, 11:17 PM   #24
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this was an amazing write up, thanks. I did this today. for me, it was easier just to take the 5/16ths short wrench and do it. the socket kept twisting and falling off the screw. 28 bucks for the part at advance auto.
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Unread 10-02-2011, 08:28 PM   #25
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This should be a sticky....helped me out a bunch. Just finished the repair....cost me $27.81 and about a half and hours time. It is a tight space. A swivel on the socket wrench would make it easier (I don't have one) and plugging it back together after screwing the new part in place seems to be the best way to install it.

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Unread 10-15-2011, 04:07 PM   #26
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I really want to thank every one for all the helpful replies to the original post. It made this job a lot more simple. A little tough to get at, especially with my big old sausage fingers, but not impossible.
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Unread 10-15-2011, 05:16 PM   #27
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I just finished mine as well, pain in the *** location but easy job. Part was 11 bucks on amazon, can't beat that!
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Unread 10-16-2011, 05:21 AM   #28
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you are all very welcomed, glad it was helpful
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Unread 10-20-2011, 10:29 AM   #29
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Great write up with pictures. Just did the replacement with this help. Can use other tools but a 1/4" drive and 8mm socket make the job the easiest.
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Unread 10-20-2011, 11:26 AM   #30
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I'm glad this just popped back up...I need to do mine before winter and I was lost with every other write up I had found. Sticky this thing for sure.
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