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CARQUEST by BWD Blower Motor Resistor

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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
  • State-of-the-art designs that meet or exceed OE specifications
  • Top-of-the-line quality and performance
  • With industry leading expertise, when original equipment fails our products are designed to fix the inherent failure issues
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CARQUEST by BWDBlower Motor Resistor
 
5.0

(based on 9 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (7)
  • Easy to use (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Small cars (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Mechanic (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (7)

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5.0

Great replacement part!

By 

from SE. WI.

About Me Auto Enthusiast

Pros

  • Durable

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Blower Motor Resistor:

      Replaced factory part with this resistor. Took twenty minutes to install. Very happy with part has the protective epoxy coating on it for longer life. Got 20% off to at purchase with a promotion that was running. Also bought online and went to my local store for pick-up, in and out the door. Thank-you Advance Auto! :)

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      • No

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      (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      good switch i will buy again

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      from portsmouth, ohio

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      3 or more reviews submitted

      Pros

      • Durable
      • High-Performance

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Blower Motor Resistor:

          good switch done the job I will buy again.

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          • No

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          (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Better than New

          By 

          from conway, sc

          About Me Mechanic

          Verified Buyer
          Level 2

          Pros

          • Durable

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Blower Motor Resistor:

              This is the second blower speed resister I installed in this car. Only this time I went for the better one not the lower price. Smart move, this one had the entire circuit board sealed in a rubber/latex coating. That was not the case on the cheep one and thats why it corroded at exposed circuits.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

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              (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Cavalier Blower Motor Resistor

              By 

              from Stafford, VA

              About Me Auto Enthusiast, Backyard Mechanic

              Helpful Reviewer

              Pros

              • Reasonable Price

              Cons

              • DIFFICULT TO INSTALL

              Best Uses

              • Small Cars

              Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Blower Motor Resistor:

              I replaced the blower motor resistor in a 1995 Chevrolet Cavalier. I too, like the most of the other owners here lost all my fan speeds except high. PROS: This resistor was the best design since it's covered by the epoxy coating. It was also the best price, even beats other competitors. CONS: I'm not as young as I use to be, with that said, I attempted to take the resistor out with the seat in but, that didn't work. I then took the seat out and attempted again. The major drawback is the two screws that hold the resistor in place. If you don't have a socket set that has angled adapters be prepared for a difficult remove/install. I attempted to use a standard set but, after realizing that wouldn't work broke out the angled adapter to get the job done. Expect at least a two to three hour remove/install. Good luck!

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              5.0

              Good replacement

              By 

              from Ohio

              About Me Casual Driver

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              Level 4

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Small Cars

                Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Blower Motor Resistor:

                Used to replace corroded resistor in an 01 Cavalier. Gave me back the lowest two speeds I was missing. Also, this part has a protective coating on it to prevent the part from corroding, unlike the factory unit.

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                (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Much higher quality over OEM

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                from Garrettsville, OH

                About Me Auto-body Repair, Mechanic

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                Level 1

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • High Quality
                • Inexpensive

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Any compatible vehicle

                  Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Blower Motor Resistor:

                  I ordered this part for my 2000 Chevy Cavalier Z24 to replace the OEM blower motor resistor that was failing. Out of the four fan speeds, only the two highest speeds functioned prior to replacing the resistor. In my Cavalier, I removed the blower itself (located on the passenger side wall under the glove box) then disconnected the OEM resistor which was obviously in poor condition. Replaced it with this BWD and now all my fan speeds are functioning again.

                  The BWD blower motor resistor is designed very well. The black epoxy sealant they used to cover the entire PCB will give the resistor a much longer life than ones that don't utilize this epoxy. I am very pleased with the product and being able to order it online for in-store pick up was a breeze.

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                  (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  blower motor resistor

                  By 

                  from Mt Vernon, Ohio

                  Verified Buyer
                  Level 3

                  Pros

                  • Coating fixes OE issues
                  • Exact fit

                  Cons

                  • None

                  Best Uses

                  • Anything it fits

                  Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Blower Motor Resistor:

                  In my Cavalier, it was easier to install it if you take the passenger front seat out (four bolts). Much easier to remove blower motor, then access the blower motor resistor to replace it with this new one!

                  • Car & Truck:
                  • Backyard Mechanic
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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  It works so well as old original part.

                  By 

                  from Bangor, PA

                  Verified Buyer
                  Level 3

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use
                  • High-Performance
                  • Lightweight
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Small Cars

                    Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Blower Motor Resistor:

                    Quick pick up the part at same day while ordered online.
                    A quite bit difficult to replace on it under the dash but happy with it works so well. Also price is good deal.

                    • Car & Truck:
                    • Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver, Competitive Driver, Mechanic, Truck Enthusiast
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                    • No

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                    (7 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Fixed the problem!!

                    By 

                    from West Melbourne FL

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Looks more sturdy than OE

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Blower Motor Resistor:

                        Only time will tell but I have a feeling that if AC Delco had put the protective coating on the OEM part I wouldn't have had to replace it. Plus it was cheaper than the AC Delco part.

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                        • Q:

                          I have a2000 cavalier. the blower motor will only run on high, will this resistor repair the problem or do i need the switch?
                          Asked on 10/9/2011 by Anonymous

                          1 answer

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                            A:

                            Yes, it because of the blower motor resistor only.

                            Answered on 10/10/2011 by Dennis from AAP
                        • Q:

                          Where is and what do I need to do to replace the blower motor resister on my 1999 Chevy Cavalier? I only have the 2 fastest speeds.
                          Asked on 2/15/2011 by Ed from Endicott N.Y.

                          1 answer

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                            A:

                            It is located under the dash on the passenger side of the car right behind the blower motor. You will need a wrench set & socket set to replace the blower motor resistor.

                            Answered on 2/16/2011 by David the Dynamite Parts Guy from AAP
                        • Q:

                          How do u get at the screww behind the switch????
                          Asked on 12/4/2010 by Anonymous from port byron ny

                          2 answers

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                            A:

                            For help with your project, I recommend purchasing a repair manual specifically for your vehicle. This should be able to assist you further into detail on how to repair or replace specific parts.

                            Answered on 12/13/2010 by Mike the Auto Parts Master from AAP
                          • A:

                            I used a swivel and a flexible extension to get mine.

                            Answered on 4/5/2011 by lanman31337 from Pittsburgh PA
                        • Q:

                          where would this be located at on a 98 chev. cavalier.
                          Asked on 11/7/2010 by Anonymous

                          2 answers

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                            A:

                            Under the passenger dashboard/glove box.

                            Answered on 11/8/2010 by Mike the Auto Parts Master from AAP
                          • A:

                            On my 2000 I had to remove the blower fan and it sits right behind it. The hardest part is putting a wrench on the 2nd screw that is hidden behind the plug.

                            Answered on 11/26/2010 by Paul from West Melbourne FL
                        • Q:

                          Where precisely is this item located on the vehicle? Is it easily accessible?
                          Asked on 9/20/2010 by Anonymous from St. Augustine. FL.

                          1 answer

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                            A:

                            For further assistance, please provide the year, make, model and engine size of the vehicle in question.

                            Answered on 9/20/2010 by Mike from AAP
                        • Q:

                          does this control the fan speed? if not what is that part called
                          Asked on 7/31/2010 by jr from columbus, ohio

                          1 answer

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                            A:

                            Yes, I believe that it is.

                            Answered on 8/1/2010 by Mike from AAP
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