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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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CARQUEST by BWDBlower Motor Resistor
 
4.2

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (1)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Small cars (4)
    • Car & Truck:
    • Casual driver (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual driver (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • 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 

from Byron NY

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3 or more reviews submitted

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy To Use

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Blower Motor Resistor:

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

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      • No

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      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Short Life Span

      By 

      from Ohio

      About Me Auto Enthusiast, Truck Enthusiast

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      Level 2

      Pros

        Cons

        • Unreliable

        Best Uses

          Comments about CARQUEST by 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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          • No

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          2.0

          Failed after 8 days

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          from Sault Sainte Marie, MI

          About Me Casual Driver

          Comments about CARQUEST by 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 

          from Amherst NY

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          Level 3

          Pros

          • Easy To Use

          Cons

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              Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Blower Motor Resistor:

              Installed no problem perfect fit

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              • No

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              4.0

              works now

              By 

              from florida

              About Me Casual Driver

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              Level 1

              Pros

              • Easy To Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Blower Motor Resistor:

                  fix fan speed issue

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Works Great!

                  By 

                  from Traverse City, MI

                  About Me Casual Driver

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                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about CARQUEST by 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 

                      from Malone, NY

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                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                      • Flimsy

                      Best Uses

                      • Small Cars

                      Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Blower Motor Resistor:

                      Average

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

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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 CARQUEST by 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.

                      • Car & Truck:
                      • Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver

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                      5.0

                      Finally Able To Use Low Heat/ AC!

                      By 

                      from Pacific, MO

                      Verified Buyer
                      Level 1

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Small Cars

                        Comments about CARQUEST by 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 CARQUEST by 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

                              2 answers

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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
                              • A:

                                behind the glove compartment

                                Answered on 7/18/2014 by jeb from pa
                            • 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

                              • CUSTOMER CARE

                                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

                              • CUSTOMER CARE

                                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
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                                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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