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CARQUEST by BWD Blower Motor Resistor

Part No. RU1055P Warranty Details  

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CARQUEST by BWD is an aftermarket leader, providing a premium line of engine management products. BWD manufactures and distributes high technology critical components for late model domestic and import vehicles. BWD is constantly evolving to give customers the competitive edge they need to compete in today’s ever-changing marketplace.

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  • All products are tested and inspected in an ISO 9000-compliant environment
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  • Top-of-the-line quality and performance
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CARQUEST by BWDBlower Motor Resistor
 
4.4

(based on 27 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

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96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (20)
  • Durable (6)
  • Lightweight (4)
  • Easy to install (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Trucks (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual driver (13), Mechanic (7), Auto enthusiast (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (25)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Fixed the problem!

Blower motor stopped working, checked google, found out this part may be the problem, watched a youtube video, ordered this part and in 20 minutes the motor was working again! I am...Read complete review

Blower motor stopped working, checked google, found out this part may be the problem, watched a youtube video, ordered this part and in 20 minutes the motor was working again! I am NOT a mechanic, just a woman on a budget and for $14 I fixed it myself. Ordering process was easy, and the store had it ready for pickup, couldn't get any easier!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Replacement may not be 'wired' correctly

Blower only worked on high speed. Replaced the resistor. Now the blower works but the highest speed and the one below are actually the same speed. I beleive the resistor is not giving...Read complete review

Blower only worked on high speed. Replaced the resistor. Now the blower works but the highest speed and the one below are actually the same speed. I beleive the resistor is not giving the correct resistance at all settings to change the blower speed.

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(2 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

works great

By 

from Manchester, Iowa

About Me Casual Driver, Mechanic

Verified Buyer
Level 1

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Blower Motor Resistor:

      It has a slightly different form factor on the hind side, though it fits just right. Extremely easy to install (2 screws). I have a Town & Country Touring 2006 without an auto temp system. This worked perfectly.

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      (5 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Direct fit part

      By 

      from Bridgeview, Illinois

      About Me Mechanic

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      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Blower Motor Resistor:

          Good price, direct fit. It does take a while for the burning smell from the coating to go away.

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          (4 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Had to vent car for first 30 minutes

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          from Greenville SC

          About Me Casual Driver

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          Pros

          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Blower Motor Resistor:

              Really bad burning odor for about the first 30 minutes of operation. The instructions should have warned about it so that we would not think that something was really wrong.

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              (4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Worked out of the box

              By 

              from Woodridge,IL.

              About Me Auto Enthusiast, Truck Enthusiast

              Pros

              • Super easy install

              Cons

              • Gives An Electrical Odor

              Best Uses

                Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Blower Motor Resistor:

                Could not be simpler to install.Overall quality seems to be very good. Alot smaller than OEM resistor module. Only real drawback is the slight odor the unit produces I believe this is caused by the wrap on the unit. Overall extremely pleased with part and ease of installation.

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                (2 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                First one bad but second one is ok.

                By 

                from Illinois

                About Me Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver, Competitive Driver, Mechanic

                Verified Buyer
                Level 1

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Blower Motor Resistor:

                    The product fit perfectly but then started producing an electrical burning smell about a day later. Swapped it out for another one and so far this new one is working just fine.

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                    (7 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Just as good as the OEM.

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                    from Waverly Hall,GA

                    About Me Casual Driver, DIY Mechanic

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                    3 or more reviews submitted

                    Pros

                    • Durable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Blower Motor Resistor:

                        It only takes 2 minutes to replace the part.

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                        (8 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        WAS EASY TO INSTALL 2 SCREWS 2 UNPLUGS

                        By 

                        from PGH PA

                        About Me Casual Driver

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Blower Motor Resistor:

                            WAS EASY TO INSTALL TAKE OUT GLOVE BOX UNPLUG 2 SNAP OUT PLUGS 2 SCREWS AND ITS OUT PUT IN THE NEW RESISTER REINSTALL THE 2 SCREWS AND SNAP IN YOUR 2 PLUGS YOUR DONE IF IT DOSE NOT WORK CHECK THE PRICE ON A NEW BLOWER MOTOR

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                            (9 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Fixed problem; easy to install

                            By 

                            from TN

                            About Me Auto Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer
                            Level 2

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use

                            Cons

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                                Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Blower Motor Resistor:

                                Easy replacement of existing part. Fixed the problem of blower not working.

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                                (6 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                Easy to Install

                                By 

                                from Providence, RI

                                About Me Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver

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                                Pros

                                • Economic And Easy

                                Cons

                                • Weird Smell At First

                                Best Uses

                                • Dodge Caravan

                                Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Blower Motor Resistor:

                                Ordered online which is always good. Installed in 5 minutes. Fit right in, no hassle. There was this unexpected smell of burning electronics for the first 3 days. I guess it had to do with some protective laminate or electronic oils that quickly burned away with the constant use of the heater/ A/C element. Other than that it has been working fine for now.

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                                (9 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                4.0

                                Works out of the box; produces an odor

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                                from Wheeling, WV

                                About Me Vehicle Owner

                                Verified Buyer
                                Level 2

                                Pros

                                • Easy installation
                                • Easy To Use
                                • Inexpensive

                                Cons

                                • Smells

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Blower Motor Resistor:

                                  Very easy to install in my 2004 Caravan SXT: just open the glovebox and tip it out, by pushing the upper corners inward slightly so they clear the frame, and let it hang down out of the way (NOTE: at this point, everything in the glovebox will fall out onto the floor; don't worry about it). Then remove the two electrical connectors you will see right behind where the glovebox was. Next, take out the two 8mm screws, and the old resistor will come right out of the air duct. Installation is the reverse of removal. Like another reviewer, I found that the new resistor produced a strong odor, as the new coating on the solid-state components heated up. It did abate quickly, but after eleven days, I can still smell it, although it's not nearly as bad as it was. But it works!

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                                  • Q:

                                    What does the P stand for in Part#RU1055P
                                    Asked on 2/27/2016 by Patience from United States

                                    1 answer

                                    • CUSTOMER CARE

                                      A:

                                      Hi Patience, that's a good question! The fit and function remains the same for both RU1055 and RU1055P. The only difference is RU1055 will be an exact O.E (Original Equipment) replacement while RU1055P matches the original, designed with the professional installer in mind. P-Series product competes with the OE and dealerships.

                                      Answered on 2/28/2016 by Solomon from AAP
                                  • Q:

                                    In reply to my previous question, Solomon from AAP replied:
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                                    "I'm happy to help you, Franco! I've forwarded the wiring diagram of the BWD Blower Motor Resistor - Part No. RU1055P to your email address "fxhartel@msn.com"so you can take a look on that for more information."
                                    .
                                    But I have not received this email.
                                    Asked on 2/1/2016 by Franco from Boston

                                    1 answer

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                                      A:

                                      Hello Franco! I can understand your concern and I've resent the wiring diagram of the BWD Blower Motor Resistor - Part No. RU1055P to your email address, please check your inbox and spam folder.

                                      Answered on 2/2/2016 by Solomon from AAP
                                  • Q:

                                    RE: My previous question on p/n RU1055P (Blower Motor Resistor), my car is a 2001 Chrysler Voyager 2.4L. But my question is really concerning the part itself not my car. Is there a wiring diagram available showing how the four internal resistors are connected in relationship to the eight pins on the part?
                                    Asked on 1/31/2016 by Franco

                                    1 answer

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                                      A:

                                      I'm happy to help you, Franco! I've forwarded the wiring diagram of the BWD Blower Motor Resistor - Part No. RU1055P to your email address "fxhartel@msn.com"so you can take a look on that for more information.

                                      Answered on 2/1/2016 by Solomon from AAP
                                  • Q:

                                    Blower motor resistor p/n RU1055P. Is there a wiring diagram of the internal resistors available? My connector was deteriorated and I need to make individual connections.
                                    Asked on 1/25/2016 by Franco from Boston, MA

                                    1 answer

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                                      A:

                                      Hi Franco, happy to help you! To further assist with the part number RU1055P, please provide us the year, make, model and engine size of your vehicle.

                                      Answered on 1/26/2016 by Steve from AAP
                                  • Q:

                                    how do you replace the front blower resistor on the 2006 Chrysler t&c
                                    Asked on 4/28/2014 by biggee from baltimore md.

                                    1 answer

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                                      A:

                                      I'm happy to help, Biggee! Normally your blower motor resistor is located behind the dash. One owner mentioned it was behind the glove box in their 2001 Chrysler Town & Country. I recommend a repair manual to get more detailed instructions on the replacement of your blower motor resistor for your 2006 Chrysler Town & Country. Haynes Part No. 30013

                                      Answered on 4/30/2014 by Heath, ASE Parts Specialist from AAP
                                  • Q:

                                    I removed my blower motor resistor from a 2003 dodge caravan. The parts that say are exact fit look nothing like what I removed, will it work? The plugs that fit in, look the same but the back portion of the part doesn't look the same.
                                    Asked on 1/24/2014 by Gwen from Bel Air, Md

                                    1 answer

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                                      A:

                                      Hi Gwen, I researched and found that this blower motor resistor is an exact replacement for your 2003 Dodge Caravan.

                                      Answered on 1/25/2014 by Vincent from AAP
                                  • Q:

                                    How long before this part stops stinking?
                                    Asked on 3/12/2013 by labsrule from Allentown PA

                                    1 answer

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                                      A:

                                      With reference to your inquiry on the BWD Blower Motor Resistor - Part No. RU1055 there are several symptoms that appear when the resistor of the blower motor is going bad. Recognizing these symptoms and replacing the resistor returns the airflow through the car to the proper levels. When the resister of the blower motor starts to fail, the motor operates only intermittently. This often presents itself as the blower fan not kicking on until the engine is producing a certain level of electric current. The higher current can make the jump across the resistor contacts that are going bad and get the blower motor to engage. The blower motor could stop working again on longer road trips when the car is at a cruising speed and the electrical current of the motor drops again. The lower settings of the blower motor require less electrical current to engage. But when the resistor of the blower motor is failing, it creates a larger gap between the connectors. This gap may be too far for the electric current to travel across. When this happens, the lower settings of the blower motor aren't able to function. The top setting of the blower motor may still be operational. Reduced airflow is when the blower motor is trying to move air through the vents but the resistor isn't sending enough power to move the air with much pressure. The blower motor resistor is receiving power but not the full force. Reduced air movement can occur at all of the different speed settings of the motor blower. Depending on how much resistor is still functioning, the reduced airflow could be an intermittent problem. For any further assistance please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                                      Answered on 3/13/2013 by John the Car-Doc from AAP
                                  • Q:

                                    blower was working fine then it did not work when i was going to work then it kick on half way there then on my way from work it did not work at all could it be the blower motor resistor
                                    Asked on 12/30/2012 by chewbaby from lancaster,ohio

                                    1 answer

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                                      A:

                                      With reference to your query on BWD Blower Motor Resistor part# RU1055, this may be the possible cause of the problem on your vehicle. However, I would suggest taking your vehicle to a certified mechanic for a proper diagnosis of the problem. For any further assistance, you may also visit your nearest Advance Auto store or call us directly at 1-877-ADVANCE (238-2623) and one of our representatives there would be more than happy to assist you.

                                      Answered on 12/31/2012 by Rick from AAP
                                  • Q:

                                    Like other customers, just high speed works on my 2001 Chrysler T+C a/c and heater blower. I just bought part RU1055 to have my husband install this weekend. However, I am wondering if I should have purchased part 973-022 as that says it is a blower SPEED resistor.
                                    Thank you.
                                    Asked on 6/8/2012 by Anonymous

                                    1 answer

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                                      A:

                                      Sorry for the confusion caused. Both BWD Blower Motor Resistor - part# RU1055 and Dorman - TECHoice Blower Motor Speed Resistor - part# 973-022 are blower motor resistors and is an exact fit for your 2001 Chrysler Town & Country. The only difference is with diffrent manufacturers. ( BWD and Dorman).

                                      Answered on 6/10/2012 by Vincent from AAP
                                  • Q:

                                    is it normal after you put in the new resistor to get a little smell when turning on the blower
                                    Asked on 4/11/2012 by Dan B from Easton Pa.

                                    1 answer

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                                      A:

                                      After replacing the new blower motor resistor, for the first few minutes of operation, you will notice a slight burning odor coming from the vents. This is normal and is caused by the burning off of anti-corrosive chemicals of the resistor coils.

                                      Answered on 4/14/2012 by Vincent from AAP
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