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.
()_) ()_)--♂-)_)RED JEEP #446“Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there” - Will Rogers
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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2004 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon
Yellow Wrecked For Now
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.
$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.
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.
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.
2003 Rubicon (shale green/khaki), 33x12.5x15 BFG Mud KM2s on Pro Comp 8179s (Firestone Winterforce on stock Moabs for winter), Bilstein 5100s, 3" AEV (nth) Progessive coils, OME steering stabilizer, 1" M.O.R.E. body lift, JKS adj. track bar in the front, 1" JKS budget motor mount lift, RC quick discos, OR-Fab rear rock crawler bumper with 2" receiver, Rokmen 3/16" steering box skid plate, Rokmen rear frame tie-ins, Teraflex 3/16" heavy-duty oil pan skid plate, Alpine CDE-124SXM CD/sat radio MP3 player, Bestop sliding windows, Bestop Safari Bikini top (green military camo), Mopar "windjammer" rear window, Mopar "duster" tonneau cover with tailgate bar, Rockhard Full roll cage with full padding, KC slimlites long range/off road lights on KC windshield mounts, Tuffy security glove box, Pilot LED tail lights.
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.
Moab Trails I've done: Onion Creek, Long Canyon, Dome Plateau, Top of The World (2), Fins-N-Things (2), Poison Spider,
Golden Spike, Gold Bar Rim, Hell's Revenge (2), Baby Lion Back, Cliff Hanger, Moab Rim, Kane Creek Canyon, Strike Ravine
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.
05 Wrangler Unlimited
Satellite Bch, FL
2005 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited (LJ) 6cyl, 4spd auto, dana 30/44 3.73, rear trac-loc, hard top, BFG KM2 35/12.5 x 15 on rattle can black stock Ravine wheels & 1.5" spacers, trimmed flares, budget PA 1" BL & RC 1" MML, Ford Explorer roof rack, Hella e-code headlight housings, 55 watt DDM HID Hi/Lo 6000k, EBC Yellow Stuff front brake pads, Platinum P4 battery, Rusty's 3" 305s front and 303s rear springs, RC rear track bar bracket and Hella 500FFs with DDM's 55watt 6000k H3 HIDs on windshield hinge brackets. Currie's front upper and lower control arms. Hummm whats next? Building a Dana HP30 with 4.88 and ? locker http://www.canddautocenter.com/