Blower Motor Speed Resistor and Harness Pigtail
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Dorman - TECHoice Blower Motor Speed Resistor and Harness Pigtail

Part No. 973-416 Warranty Details  
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A unique repair solution, our Blower Motor Resistor Kit is engineered from high-quality materials to effectively withstand the condensation that typically causes corrosion in resistors.

Product Features:
  • Restores heating and cooling system to original peak performance
  • Includes the harness, an essential component of most repairs
  • Direct replacement for a proper fit every time
  • Easy to install
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Electrical Connector Terminal Type:Blade
Gaskets Included:Not Required
Installation Hardware Included:No
Terminal Type:Blade

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    How do I test it to determine if it is bad
    Asked on 10/7/2013 by Butch from Norfolk, Va.

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      Hi Butch. With reference to your inquiry on the Dorman - TECHoice Blower Motor Speed Resistor and Harness Pigtail - Part No. 973-416, kindly follow the instructions to test the Blower Motor Speed Resistor. Remove the negative cable from the vehicle's battery. Loosen the nut with a wrench until you can pull the cable off. Tuck the cable behind the battery so it no longer touches the battery post. Open the door on the passenger's side of the vehicle. Duck your head underneath the dash and look at the ventilation tubes that dump at the passenger's feet. Follow them until they hit a large protruding black canister. This is the blower motor. Remove the wiring harness from the blower motor. The part that the harness plugs into is the resistor box. With a Phillips screwdriver, take out the screws holding the resistor box in place. Pull it off of the motor. Pry the lid off of the resistor box with a flat-head screwdriver, exposing several resistors inside the box. Clip a multimeter to each leg of the first resistor and turn the knob to the "Ohms" setting, which is normally signified by an omega sign. Make a note of the recording on the screen. Write down the colored bands on the resistor and use a resistor code calculator to determine how many ohms of resistance that particular resistor is supposed to provide. The bands follow a color coding system. For example, two red bands and one orange band means the resistor is supposed to provide 22,000 ohms of resistance. Compare the multimeter reading to the resistor's ohm rating, as determined by the calculator. If it is off by more than 5%, the resistor is bad. Continue checking each resistor in the resistor box. If any of them are bad, you should replace the entire box with a new unit. Reinstall the lid on resistor box. Reattach the harness on the box, then secure the box on the motor with the screws. Reconnect the negative cable to the battery. Test the blower to see if it works properly. 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 10/8/2013 by Morgan from AAP
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