2001 Dodge Dakota Blower Motor

2001 Dodge Dakota Blower Motor

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Since: Jan 10

Magnolia, OH

#1 Jan 19, 2010
My blower motor started only working on the high speed so I knew the resistor was bad, before I replaced the resistor it stopped working all together. I have tested the blower fan and it runs fine on 12 volts but when I installed the new resistor it did not help anything. Wires into the plug look good, has anyone heard of the wires overheating in a different location. I have no power at any of the contacts (resistor or fan). Please help, I have the fan wired to a hot wire that is controled by the ignition and I'm afraid it may be drawing too many amps????? Not even sure I know what I'm talking about but its cold in the winter and hard to see out of an icy windsheild
Lucky

Portage, IN

#2 Jan 19, 2010
Did you check your fuse?
KAR

AOL

#3 Jan 20, 2010
blower fan speed switch
David Jenkins

Mantua, OH

#4 Jan 20, 2010
Fuse is good, I will test the blower fan switch tonight. I'm assuming your talking about the expensive one in the dash.
tom polcari phd

Oakland, CA

#5 Jan 20, 2010
Did you check your mopar service department? Or even better, your Dodge Truck sales department?
KAR

AOL

#6 Jan 20, 2010
David Jenkins wrote:
Fuse is good, I will test the blower fan switch tonight. I'm assuming your talking about the expensive one in the dash.
Yes, the blower motor speed switch in-dash. When it worked only on High, the switch was sending only that setting. The fuse wouldn't have been bad, nor the motor. Never bugger with the wiring on anything, if you don't know what you're doing. These newer vehicles have BCM's and such that can be damaged and can end up costing in unnecessary repairs. I'm with Tom on this one. While there are many things an owner can do to cut maintenance costs themselves, sometimes it pays to take it to a dealer or at least find a good and trusted mechanic. This time of year, you NEED the heat!
David Jenkins

Mantua, OH

#7 Jan 21, 2010
Replaced the switch and burnt up the new resistor so I got a new fan and resistor and everything is good. Original problem probably was excess draw on the fan.
ambrose

AOL

#8 Jan 21, 2010
tom polcari phd wrote:
Did you check your mopar service department? Or even better, your Dodge Truck sales department?
Many of us on this forum work on our own cars and trucks, we don't have a phd, but we do have mk.....mechanical knowledge
ambrose

AOL

#9 Jan 21, 2010
tom polcari phd, sir I do thank you for being a supporter of Chrysler. Many of your post are very good. :-)
David Jenkins

Mantua, OH

#10 Jan 21, 2010
Thanks for your help, I'm not a phd but I managed to get it fixed for under 125.00. Your right, the dealer would have probably replaced all the parts at once and would have taken just as long as I did but they would have started out with a 500 dollar price tag plus parts. Everyone has been a great help, thank you very much.
KAR

AOL

#11 Jan 21, 2010
David Jenkins wrote:
Thanks for your help, I'm not a phd but I managed to get it fixed for under 125.00. Your right, the dealer would have probably replaced all the parts at once and would have taken just as long as I did but they would have started out with a 500 dollar price tag plus parts. Everyone has been a great help, thank you very much.
Great!! I'm glad you got it fixed on your own. I'm surprised that the fan had to be replaced though. Never the less, good job!
Chris V

Pleasant Valley, NY

#12 Jan 29, 2013
David Jenkins wrote:
Replaced the switch and burnt up the new resistor so I got a new fan and resistor and everything is good. Original problem probably was excess draw on the fan.
I replaced my resistor because 1 and 2 stopped working. The resistor fixed the problem but now I'm getting a burnt smell on settings 1 and 2. Next step is to replace the blower motor. Can you briefly explain the process? Thanks!
jaf

Astoria, NY

#14 Jan 30, 2013
Mopar sells a repair kit for the wiring to the resistor...... heavier gauge.... if that doesn't correct the problem the whole dash wiring harness must be replaced..... TSB
jaf

Astoria, NY

#15 Jan 30, 2013
My Durango had the same problem.....buy resistor at autozone life time warranty.... I have replaced 4 already
Larry

Anchorage, AK

#16 Nov 16, 2013
Changed the resistor on my 2001 dakota. twisted on the multi function switch and the blower came on. Now it doesn't work at all for me, the blower. Any suggestions ?
corey

Kingston, Canada

#17 Apr 23, 2015
Changed blower and switsh on my 2001 dodge Dakota still not working as power all the time what my next ed step
Erics 01 dakota

Mountain View, CA

#18 Nov 20, 2015
My air worked last year tried it this year nothing replaced fan switch on dash nthing replaced resistor worked for couple of days then nothing i dont know what to do next have christmas for three little boys to worry about cant afford much more where should i turn now
Deal Seeker

Conroe, TX

#19 Apr 7, 2016
corey wrote:
Changed blower and switsh on my 2001 dodge Dakota still not working as power all the time what my next ed step
How difficult was it to change the blower? I have a 2001 Dakota and it looks easy. I have read that you have to take out the dash, undo the refrigerant lines, etc

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