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Blower motor resistor 'blow by blow'?


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#1 gcleeton

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Posted 07 June 2005 - 09:51 AM

The blower switch on one of my Legacies has ceased to operate in Positions 1, 2 and 3. Everything works in Position 4. I assume the problem is the blower motor resistor?
Can anybody give me a 'blow by blow' account of how to get at it and replace it please?
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#2 Legacy777

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Posted 07 June 2005 - 11:32 AM

remove glove box, look at resister pack straight ahead, remove it, insert new one, and reassemble.

it's very easy.

here's a good pic
http://www.main.expe...mp/DCP_2945.JPG

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Posted 07 June 2005 - 11:39 AM

While you're in there, clean AC evaporator and housing with suitable tools.

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Posted 07 June 2005 - 05:09 PM

You really can't clean the evap box out just through the hole for the resister pack. I guess you could look in, and see how icky it is though ;)

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Posted 07 June 2005 - 08:48 PM

I had some leaves, pine needles, seeds etc. on the bottom of the box which I was able to blow out, and also sprayed some mold killer on the evap. It would be a different matter if the evap. core is all gummed up, but it's important to know that the resistor hole gives access to the evaporator.

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Posted 29 June 2005 - 12:10 PM

Where can I get a replacement resistor pack? How much does the part cost? My 1998 OBS is having the same problem (only working on position 4).

#7 gcleeton

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Posted 04 July 2005 - 03:19 PM

I got mine from a breaker
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Posted 04 July 2005 - 04:43 PM

The resistor pack is meant to be in the air flow for cooling; if the air flow is restricted in any way, the resistors will overheat and fail pre-maturely.




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