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A/C Blower Motor Resistor Replacement.

Yesterday, I got in my car (it was about 90 degrees), and when I turn the knob for the AC. Absolutely Nothing Happened. I heard the compressor engage, but nothing comes out the vents. TX heat is not your friend.

Symptoms:

No air whatsoever, on any setting, hot or cold.
Vents aren't stuck, because I can hear them change as I switched settings.
Did not hear the blower motor engage as I turned the air on.

Check all fuses related to the problem, I found no fuses to be broken.
Checked for any bad connections, everything looks tight.

At this point was hoping that it won't be the blower motor itself. That may be an expensive fix. I rationalized that it would be an electrical problem. Went online, did a little research. Found a couple of things to test out. One of those things happen to be the Blower Motor Resistor.

It's located under the passenger side dash. Pull off the "snapped-on" cover that is directly underneath the glove box to expose the blower motor housing. To the left of it, tucked in a corner is a clear/white plug that goes into a rectangular device. The part is plastic on one side, held in place by 2 screws. Use a small screwdriver to remove the inner screw, it'll take a little finesse. The other side of this part should reveal heatsinks.


With part in place, plug out.

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The replacement is very straight forward and self-explanatory. Unplug, unscrew, replace, screw back in, plug back in, start vehicle, test. Smile.

That was my problem and fix. The part cost me $69 total from O'Reilly Auto Parts. How much would this have cost at the dealership? I think I definitely lucked out. Thank god for Google and Accord Forums.

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I paid about $50 from the dealership when I did mine. Still expensive considering the same part on a Corolla was $10 when I did it for a friend.


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Yesterday, I got in my car (it was about 90 degrees), and when I turn the knob for the AC. Absolutely Nothing Happened. I heard the compressor engage, but nothing comes out the vents. TX heat is not your friend.

Symptoms:

No air whatsoever, on any setting, hot or cold.
Vents aren't stuck, because I can hear them change as I switched settings.
Did not hear the blower motor engage as I turned the air on.

Check all fuses related to the problem, I found no fuses to be broken.
Checked for any bad connections, everything looks tight.

At this point was hoping that it won't be the blower motor itself. That may be an expensive fix. I rationalized that it would be an electrical problem. Went online, did a little research. Found a couple of things to test out. One of those things happen to be the Blower Motor Resistor.

It's located under the passenger side dash. Pull off the "snapped-on" cover that is directly underneath the glove box to expose the blower motor housing. To the left of it, tucked in a corner is a clear/white plug that goes into a rectangular device. The part is plastic on one side, held in place by 2 screws. Use a small screwdriver to remove the inner screw, it'll take a little finesse. The other side of this part should reveal heatsinks.


With part in place, plug out.

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Part out/hanging from plug
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The replacement is very straight forward and self-explanatory. Unplug, unscrew, replace, screw back in, plug back in, start vehicle, test. Smile.

That was my problem and fix. The part cost me $69 total from O'Reilly Auto Parts. How much would this have cost at the dealership? I think I definitely lucked out. Thank god for Google and Accord Forums.
It would've cost $356 at Avondale dodge what a rip off
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2006 Accord EXV6 Blower motor resistor

I can't find any parts store that carries the blower motor resistor. One dealership wants $88 for the part. Any suggestions?
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Thank you very much Kenny!! Using your instructions I replaced my blower motor resistor. I'm very much an amateur but was still able to do it. :-)

First I didn't know why my blower wasn't working (as Kenny above). I went to Precision Tune and they charged 47.50USD for "electrical diagnostics" and told me it was the HVAC Blower Motor Resistor. They quoted 173.53 USD for parts and labor to fix it.

The part is readily available. My car is a 2004 Accord LX 4-door and I got the part at O'Reilly for 63.99 USD + tax. My receipt shows the following part number: IDI 30-0146. Autozone quoted $87.99.

I'm happy I saved $110 this weekend!
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I bought the resistor at NAPA for $76.00 and it worked perfectly. I tried it first since the motor seemed to be fine and started to spin when the power was turned on but just for 1/2 second then it quit. Blows full speed ahead with the new Resistor.
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