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BWD HVAC Blower Motor Resistor

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BWD blower motor resistors are manufactured to meet or exceed OE performance.
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BWDBlower Motor Resistor
 
4.2

(based on 12 reviews)

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91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (9)
  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Small cars (4)
      • Car & Truck:
      • Casual driver (5)
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      • Casual driver (4)
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      • No (7)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Finally Able To Use Low Heat/ AC!

    After I did some research and figured out exactly how to get the thing out, it took some time and lots of patience but well worth it! I can now use my heater on ...Read complete review

    After I did some research and figured out exactly how to get the thing out, it took some time and lots of patience but well worth it! I can now use my heater on low and not just high!!

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Short Life Span

    I have purchased two of these in the past year. the first one lasted about eight months. I purchased a 2nd because it's the only resistor pack my local Advanced Auto Parts store keeps ...Read complete review

    I have purchased two of these in the past year. the first one lasted about eight months. I purchased a 2nd because it's the only resistor pack my local Advanced Auto Parts store keeps on stock. I replaced the resistor and blower motor at the same time and the resistor pack I replaced was still good at the time I replaced it, so I'm having a hard time believing that there may be something with my vehicle causing the failure.

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    5.0

    Perfect fit!

    By Dan Fink

    from Byron NY

    About Me Casual Driver

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    3 or more reviews submitted

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about BWD Blower Motor Resistor:

        Works as it should. Kind of a pain to put in.

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        • No

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        1.0

        Short Life Span

        By Munchman

        from Ohio

        About Me Auto Enthusiast, Truck Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer
        Level 2

        Pros

          Cons

          • Unreliable

          Best Uses

            Comments about BWD Blower Motor Resistor:

            I have purchased two of these in the past year. the first one lasted about eight months. I purchased a 2nd because it's the only resistor pack my local Advanced Auto Parts store keeps on stock. I replaced the resistor and blower motor at the same time and the resistor pack I replaced was still good at the time I replaced it, so I'm having a hard time believing that there may be something with my vehicle causing the failure.

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            2.0

            Failed after 8 days

            By The Mog

            from Sault Sainte Marie, MI

            About Me Casual Driver

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                  Comments about BWD Blower Motor Resistor:

                  Purchased Jan 23rd and failed on January 31st. Advance Auto Parts has the warranty for replacement, but this means I have to pay another installation fee of about $50 to my mechanic.

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                  5.0

                  Worked Great

                  By Woody

                  from Amherst NY

                  About Me Auto Enthusiast

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                  Level 3

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about BWD Blower Motor Resistor:

                      Installed no problem perfect fit

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                      • No

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                      4.0

                      works now

                      By jd

                      from florida

                      About Me Casual Driver

                      Verified Buyer
                      Level 1

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about BWD Blower Motor Resistor:

                          fix fan speed issue

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Works Great!

                          By The Other Kevin

                          from Traverse City, MI

                          About Me Casual Driver

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use

                          Cons

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                              Comments about BWD Blower Motor Resistor:

                              Fairly easy to install in my 2002 Grand Am. You do need to remove the blower motor to access and a universal/wobble on socket driver is essential. I am a novice and I was able to replace in about 30 minutes.

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                              3.0

                              Average

                              By Keith

                              from Malone, NY

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                              • Flimsy

                              Best Uses

                              • Small Cars

                              Comments about BWD Blower Motor Resistor:

                              Average

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                              • Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver
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                              5.0

                              Plug it in

                              Pros

                              • Cheap
                              • Durable
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                              • Difficult install

                              Best Uses

                              • 2000 Pontiac Grand Am
                              • Small Cars

                              Comments about BWD Blower Motor Resistor:

                              I got all my blower settings back after installing it on my 2000 Pontiac Grand am. The resistor was hard to install because of where it was positioned all in front of the firewall.

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                              • Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver

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                              5.0

                              Finally Able To Use Low Heat/ AC!

                              By Kevin

                              from Pacific, MO

                              Verified Buyer
                              Level 1

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Small Cars

                                Comments about BWD Blower Motor Resistor:

                                After I did some research and figured out exactly how to get the thing out, it took some time and lots of patience but well worth it! I can now use my heater on low and not just high!!

                                • Car & Truck:
                                • Casual Driver

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                                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                Worked perfect!

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about BWD Blower Motor Resistor:

                                    Fast and easy fix/install in our 99 Grand Am. Fixed the lack of 1st and 2nd 'gear' with the blower motor. Looked and felt sturdier than the OEM printed circuit board.

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                                    • Q:

                                      I need to replace this on my 01 malibu. Is it located in the same spot as the 98 malibu answered in a previous post?
                                      Asked on 4/8/2012 by Anonymous

                                      1 answer

                                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                                        A:

                                        For accessing the blower motor resistor on your 2001 Chevy Malibu, remove the blower motor power cable located on the forward side of the blower near the firewall. Remove the jumper cable link to the blower motor resistor located on the resistor near the forward side of the blower.

                                        Answered on 4/9/2012 by Vincent from AAP
                                    • Q:

                                      I have a olds 2000 Alero, and only one speed works on my heat/AC is this the result of a bad resistor? If so where is it located?
                                      Thanks
                                      Asked on 3/7/2011 by Newbie do it yourselfer from Lansing, MI

                                      1 answer

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                                        A:

                                        This could possibly be the problem. However, with out the presence of your vehicle we would not be able to properly diagnose it nor provide you with a 100% answer. 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.

                                        Answered on 3/11/2011 by Parts Guru Geo from AAP
                                    • Q:

                                      where is it located
                                      Asked on 10/15/2010 by porky from lexington

                                      1 answer

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                                        A:

                                        To further assist you could you provide the vehicle's year, make, model, and engine size.

                                        Answered on 10/16/2010 by Kevin the King of Auto Parts from AAP
                                    • Q:

                                      Where is the blower motor resistors found on a 1999 Chevy Malibu?
                                      Asked on 9/12/2010 by D.W.

                                      2 answers

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                                        A:

                                        It will either be behind the glove box that houses all the ac parts or behind the control panel that switches the temperature for the ac.

                                        Answered on 9/14/2010 by MARIE from AAP
                                      • A:

                                        The resistor is located next to the blower motor towards the front of the car.
                                        1)Remove the glove box
                                        2)Remove the under dash panel being mindful to remember to reconnect the floor vent hose during re-assembly.
                                        3)Locate the resistor by looking/feeling for the multi-pin connector next to the blower.
                                        4)Un-bolt and replace the resistor.
                                        If the blower still does not work then check the voltage going to the resistor.
                                        And if it is still only working on one speed then it is the Heater/AC control unit.

                                        Answered on 4/14/2011 by Gearhead79 from belle, WV
                                    • Q:

                                      98 Malibu just replaced the blower resistor because the fan speeds 1,2,3 did not work and would only work on 4 and 5 but now with the new resistor 1,2,3,4 work fine but speed 5 is not working don't get it any idea what the problem is?
                                      Asked on 8/14/2010 by joutlaw from Myrtle Beach, SC

                                      1 answer

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                                        A:

                                        It could be possible that you got the wrong resistor.

                                        Answered on 8/16/2010 by Mike from AAP
                                    • Q:

                                      where is the blower motor resister located at
                                      Asked on 7/7/2010 by Anonymous

                                      1 answer

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                                        A:

                                        To further assist you on this question could you please provide your vehicles year, make model, and engine size.

                                        Answered on 7/7/2010 by Kevin from AAP
                                    • Q:

                                      how is the blower motor resister installedrob
                                      Asked on 6/27/2010 by Rob from Linden, NJ

                                      1 answer

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                                        A:

                                        It should just need to be plugged in and then held down with the two screws.

                                        Answered on 7/8/2010 by Mike from AAP
                                    • Q:

                                      MY HEAT SWITCH ONLY WORKS ON HIGH THEY STARTED GOING OUT ONE AT A TIME.I HAD IT LOOKED AT THEY SAID I NEEDED A BLOWER MOTOR SO I REPLACED IT. AND IT DIDN'T FIT THE PROBLEM. SO IS THE BLOWER RESISTOR THE RIGHT PART FOR THIS PROBLEM.
                                      Asked on 11/29/2009 by CHICAOGPV from CHICAGO

                                      2 answers

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                                        A:

                                        A heater blower motor resistor is an electronic device with three or more progressive resistors that allow the Heater Blower Motor to operate at slower speeds.
                                        The highest speed of the Heater Blower Motor is not controlled by the resistor, so when the resistor fails, the fan will often work on the highest speed setting, but not the lower speeds.

                                        Answered on 12/1/2009 by Rob from Advance Auto Parts
                                      • VERIFIED BUYER

                                        A:

                                        blower motor resistor. easy cheap repair.

                                        Answered on 6/1/2010 by stu from morganville,nj
                                    • Q:

                                      if my car idels too high with ac on could the blower motor resistor be bad?
                                      Asked on 10/9/2009 by prorick

                                      1 answer

                                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                                        A:

                                        It is not possible to diagnose your vehicle's high idle, but the blower motor resistor is only responsible for controlling the speed of the blower fan in your car's cabin, and not engine idle.

                                        Answered on 10/10/2009 by Paul from Advance Auto Parts
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