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Old 01-14-2012, 01:20 PM   #1
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Heater/Blower motor resistor replacement with pics

I searched and forund a buncha threads stating that the resistor is located behind the glovebox/fusepanel and several other diffrent places.

my jeep is a 98 sport 5speed transmission 4.0 and its located under the glovebox not behind it.Didnt even have to touch the glovebox

yes my Jeep is filthy......thankxz

under the dash on the passengerside directly under the glovebox there is a plastic cover that needs to be removed.To the far right corner of that cover there is one 5/16" head bolt that needs to be removed.

here is the Blower motor resistor

a closer pic There is a locking clip that needs to be squeezed and pulled off then a locking tab on the plug itself that needs to be pressed in,then unplug the connection.
Use the 5/16" nut driver to remove the 2 screws holding in the resistor and pull it out.

My old one had mud and grass from the many times I rode in deep water in swamps
old vs new

while you got it out inspect the plug for deformation from heat,mine was a lil melted but not bad enough to deal with it now.

now reassemble after testing the blower speeds
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Old 01-26-2012, 05:18 PM   #2
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I just found this one and you are absolutely right. First remove the 2 screws closest to the firewall and loosen the other 2 screws and that cover comes off revealing the resister. Took all of 20 minutes to change ad get the cover back on. Thanks for sharing your experience.

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Old 02-25-2013, 01:48 PM   #3
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Yeah, theres alot of people posting false or "I think" info on the forums in the blower motor resistor category... A moderator needs to go through some of the 15 posts i went through that led me NO WHERE, and get rid of the misleading info. Or put a sticky on this for "how to locate Blower Motor Resistor in '97-'01 TJ's". Because from what i understand '02+ is a different part.
just my $0.02.
Thanks for some direct and accurate info OU018
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Old 02-25-2013, 01:58 PM   #4
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wow this is perfect! I have a 98 tj automatic and i just took my glove box out because that's what all the other posts says and I didnt see anything! and it shows me a better look at the part I need to find tomorrow! thanks!
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Old 02-25-2013, 03:57 PM   #5
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Silly question but why are you replacing this resistor? Is it because one or more of your blower speeds do not work?
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Old 02-25-2013, 04:46 PM   #6
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I'm reolacing mine because all three of the lower ones don't work. only the high one.
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Old 12-07-2013, 11:04 AM   #7
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Thanks for the post Real ez
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Old 12-07-2013, 06:49 PM   #8
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I've had the resistor replaced on my TJ and only get three speeds and on my Cherokee I get Lo and High only. I've just chalked it up to another one if those "Jeep things". Otherwise it makes me little pea brain hurt
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Old 02-16-2015, 05:46 PM   #9
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Thanks for the help , just found my resister .Couldn't have done it without your help. The problem is I still only have high.
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Old 02-16-2015, 07:45 PM   #10
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Great write up! Thanks for the help!

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