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BWD HVAC Blower Motor Resistor

Part No. RU867P Warranty  

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BWD blower motor resistors are manufactured to meet or exceed OE performance.
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BWDHVAC Blower Motor Resistor
 
4.3

(based on 24 reviews)

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    (16)

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    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

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90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (8)
  • Durable (7)
  • Lightweight (5)
  • High-performance (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Large cars (8)
    • Small cars (5)
    • Trucks (4)
      • Car & Truck:
      • Casual driver (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Auto enthusiast (9), Casual driver (5), Mechanic (5)
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      • No (18)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Perfect drop-in replacement.

    I knew the resistor was burned out, but thought the motor had died as well, because even on high there was no air. I pulled the motor out and tested it, it was...Read complete review

    I knew the resistor was burned out, but thought the motor had died as well, because even on high there was no air. I pulled the motor out and tested it, it was good. Pulled the old resistor out, it was definitely bad. The green coating had come off the circuit board, and the traces had lifted away, and two of them were broken that I could see. Removal was as others describe, remove one screw and loosen two others. The holes for the two are slotted, and open on the end, so it slips off once the screws are loose. Put in the new resistor, put the blower motor back in, plugged everything in, and my wife has A/C again.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Difficult Install

    This part is a bear to install but that is not really the fault of the part but how GM designed the heater. You will need some kind of flexible nutdriver to get at...Read complete review

    This part is a bear to install but that is not really the fault of the part but how GM designed the heater. You will need some kind of flexible nutdriver to get at the screws holding it in.

    The OEM part has the resistors printed on a ceramic substrate but this one has individual resistors soldered to a carrier. I am replacing a previous similar aftermarket part because there is a bad "burning" smell when I use low speed blower position. I don't know yet if this part will have the same issue but to be safe I would use the GM OEM part instead.

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    (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    perfect fitting part works great

    By used car trainer 2

    from Windermer, Fl

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    Pros

    • Durable
    • Great part
    • High-Performance
    • Lightweight

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        Comments about BWD HVAC Blower Motor Resistor:

        When blower motor stops working take out glove box, take out two screws you can see and loosen the blind screw replace with blower resistor and TIGHTEN ONLY SCREWS YOU CNA SEE. Works great.

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        1.0

        Faulty resistor

        By Jim

        from Traverse City, MI

        About Me Casual Driver

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        Level 1

        Pros

          Cons

          • Product Failed

          Best Uses

          • Small Cars

          Comments about BWD HVAC Blower Motor Resistor:

          This product failed after 2 days. Store rep told me to return for exchange. I will return for exchange as soon as temperatures rise above zero. Can't afford to drive with no blower.

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          (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Works well

          By Mad Mike

          from 26003

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                Comments about BWD HVAC Blower Motor Resistor:

                Used as designed for a replacement part. Heater and AC fan speed dial was no longer working. After installing this part, now all five fan speeds are working again.

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                It did the trick

                By SFM

                from West Virginia

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                      Comments about BWD HVAC Blower Motor Resistor:

                      It did the trick. If your heater blower is only working on high, this is what you need. It is a pain to install but that's because where it is located (Pontiac Grand Prix). Your best bet is to lay the passengers seat all the way back and lay across it to get under the dash, it you don't want to remove the seat.

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                      (5 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Better than OEM

                      By Shade Tree Mechanic

                      from Atlanta, GA

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                            Comments about BWD HVAC Blower Motor Resistor:

                            Actually the quality seems a bit better than OEM at about half the dealer cost. Best yet, it's made in Canada not the other country that starts with a "C"

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                            (5 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            well built product

                            By JM

                            from PA

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                            Level 2

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Large Cars
                              • Small Cars
                              • Trucks

                              Comments about BWD HVAC Blower Motor Resistor:

                              Works well

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                              (5 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Fixed my problem!

                              By automan

                              from iowa

                              About Me Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver, Mechanic

                              Level 3

                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Large Cars
                                • Small Cars
                                • Trucks

                                Comments about BWD HVAC Blower Motor Resistor:

                                Blower speeds went out on 1-4 and only had high speed. Replaced the blower motor resistor and fixed the problem. Make sure you mount in original location, these need air movement across them to keep them cool and from overheating and causing failure. Great price this product.

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                                (4 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                Great product / great price!

                                By Joel the Bargain Hunter

                                from Eagan, MN

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                                • Low Price

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                                    Comments about BWD HVAC Blower Motor Resistor:

                                    I was very happy to find this product at the low price listed at Advance Auto Parts. I had shopped around at other online parts retailers, and found this to be six dollars less than the next lowest price I could find at a vendor that could let me order and pay online, then pickup at the store, instead of having to wait for the part to ship to me. The website was easy to navigate, and also showed me easily where to find the nearest store location to me that had my part in stock, so I knew where to purchase from, without having to drive around searching for what I need.

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                                    (7 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Tough location!

                                    By Berto

                                    from South Elgin, IL

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                                    Level 5

                                    Pros

                                    • Durable
                                    • High-Performance
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                    • Difficult To Use

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about BWD HVAC Blower Motor Resistor:

                                      7/32 socket and patience!

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                                      (5 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      Works as intended.

                                      By JG

                                      from CHICAGO,IL

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                                      Pros

                                      • Durable
                                      • Excact Oem Fit

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Large Cars
                                        • Small Cars

                                        Comments about BWD HVAC Blower Motor Resistor:

                                        Very limited space to work with and is a pain to get to the screws in towards the firewall. A flex adapter helps. I took all the screws out because once you go to put the new one in its diffcult to try and slip it on the two screws towards the firewall. So far no problems with the product and all speeds now work.

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                                        • Q:

                                          I would like a second opinion. A friend of mine recommended this part. I have an issue with my 2000 Pontiac Grand Prix 3.8L (not super charged). When I turn off my engine, my fan blower is still running at max speed. I have to disconnect the battery in order to turn it off so it doesn't drain the battery. Will this Resistor fix this issue? Thanks.
                                          Asked on 10/3/2014 by Bob the Builder

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                                            A:

                                            Hi Bob the Builder, the blower motor resistor could possibly the problem. However, I would suggest that you take your vehicle and get it thoroughly checked by a certified mechanic before buying any parts that may/may not solve the problem.

                                            Answered on 10/5/2014 by Steve from AAP
                                        • Q:

                                          Is this the correct part for my 2002 Regal LS w/ climate Control?
                                          Also, I have no fan function what so ever. Could it be a bad ground or the blower motor? If it is a ground issue, where would I look for the ground connection? In the past the entire system shuts down every now and then, usually, hitting a speed bump pretty hard jars it back on. But now the unit is on but no fan. Thanks for any help
                                          Asked on 2/10/2014 by Chris from Columbus, OH

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                                            A:

                                            Hi Chris, happy to help you! This part is an exact fit for your 2002 Buick Regal LS. When the blower fan stops working then it should be a blown fuse or a bad blower motor or a faulty automatic climate control system. As there may be various reasons for this problem, I would suggest that you to take your vehicle and get it thoroughly checked by a certified mechanic before buying any parts that may/may not solve the problem.

                                            Answered on 2/12/2014 by Steve from AAP
                                        • Q:

                                          is this for the speeds of the heat control panel cauese in my car only the 5 speed works 1-4 doesnt blow out or do i have to replace the whole control panel
                                          Asked on 12/15/2012 by taz from winder ga

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                                            A:

                                            Blower motor resistors contain controls that determine air settings. If the airflow exceeds a predetermined amount, the blower motor resistor reduces airflow through the vents via wire coils. Each coil is responsible for one speed setting: Thinner coils correspond to higher air settings and offer the least resistance (the least opposition to the flow of electric current), allowing the blower fan to rotate faster, while thicker coils correspond to lower air settings and force the fan to rotate more slowly. If the blower motor resistor fails, the blower motor only functions at its highest speed and cannot decelerate. Replacing the blower motor resistor typically corrects this problem. For further assistance, please feel free to call us at 1-877-238-2623 or visit your nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our representatives would be more than happy to assist you.

                                            Answered on 12/17/2012 by Steve from AAP
                                        • Q:

                                          where is this located on a 2004 monte carlo 3.4 liter, the part the blower motor plugs into, does not look like this. it has 2 sets of 2 wire connectors, and the wire is purple and black instead of red. also there is no 7 pin connector plugged into it. this is the part the store sold me for my year. also how can i check the blower motor? i have it out, can the store check it?
                                          Asked on 6/17/2012 by Rob from south florida

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                                            A:

                                            As per BWD (manufacturer) this is the correct fit for a 2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo with 3.4L Engine. It is located on the passenger side under the glove box. Test the blower motor fuse, with the ignition key on, using the 12-volt test light. Attach the clip lead of the test light to a good ground like a bolt screwed into metal, and touch the sharp probe end to the terminals on the fuse. An indication of power at both terminals of the fuse determines that the fuse is good. If one of the terminals has power and the other does not, the fuse is bad. Replace the fuse as needed. For further assistance please feel free to call 1-877-238-2623 and one of our representatives will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                                            Answered on 6/19/2012 by John the Car-Doc from AAP
                                        • Q:

                                          Does this resistor fit other year monte carlos or just 2003.
                                          Asked on 12/11/2011 by Anonymous

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                                            A:

                                            BWD Blower Motor Resistor (Part No. RU867) fits Chevrolet Monte Carlo (2005-2000).

                                            Answered on 12/11/2011 by John the Car-Doc from AAP
                                        • Q:

                                          here is this part located on my 2000 monte carlo ,3.8liter?
                                          Asked on 11/22/2011 by big al from philadelphia,pa.

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                                            A:

                                            The blower motor resistor should be located below the heater on the passenger side. Remove the cover from beneath the glove box and it is just below the cowling for the fan - on the bottom.

                                            Answered on 11/22/2011 by Vincent from AAP
                                        • Q:

                                          IS THIS ITEM HARD TO PUT IN
                                          Asked on 11/8/2011 by CHRIS from PARISH FL

                                          2 answers

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                                            A:

                                            It depends upon the skill level of the person performing the operation. For installation, I would recommend purchasing a repair manual.

                                            Answered on 11/9/2011 by Steve from AAP
                                          • A:

                                            yes ,very hard to get out,you need the right tools ,a flex 1/4 nut driver with sockets,take out the front screw and just loosen the 2 back screws and it will slide out. had to cut the rubber flooring to get to the screws,and if you take the blower out gives you a little more room.good luck.

                                            Answered on 9/11/2012 by Harry G. from Streamwood,IL
                                        • Q:

                                          My wife's 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix's blower fan doesn't work at all. If I replace the blower motor, will that include the resistor also? Or will I also have to buy the resistor?
                                          Asked on 2/26/2011 by VT from MN

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                                            A:

                                            The blower motor resistor assembly is located to the right of the blower motor. The blower motor is located in the engine compartment on the passenger side of the firewall. Blower Motor Resistor has to be bought separately for your vehicle.

                                            Answered on 3/1/2011 by Parts Guru Geo from AAP
                                        • Q:

                                          If the fan does not come on at all is it the blower motor or the resistor? I know the fan only worked on high before it quit all together. This is for a 2001 impala.
                                          Asked on 11/27/2010 by TogaTony from Kansas City, MO

                                          1 answer

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                                            A:

                                            We would suggest taking your vehicle to a certified mechanic for a proper diagnosis before buying and having parts installed that may not solve or be the problem.

                                            Answered on 11/28/2010 by Ron the Auto Parts Rebel from AAP
                                        • Q:

                                          Is the relay included with this resistor unit?
                                          Asked on 10/19/2010 by Raymond from Waynesboro Va

                                          1 answer

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                                            A:

                                            No.

                                            Answered on 10/20/2010 by Kevin the King of Auto Parts. from AAP
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