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#132 of 509 heater fan switch
Nov 23, 2007 (1:47 pm)
Just recently the the heater fan switch would only operate on the 2 lower speeds in my 1995 Dodge Dakota. It is a 318 ci without air conditioning. Since then I have replaced the temperature control switch module and it still only works on the 2 lower speeds. I have read the postings and understand that it could be the resistor board or the fan motor itself. Where is the resistor board located? If it is not the resistor board how difficult is it to replace the fan motor?
#133 of 509 heater fan switch
Nov 24, 2007 (6:15 am)
erictl - Your problem is that your variable resistor needs to be replaced. Depending upon your year it is located on the firewall in the engine compartment or behind the glove box. It is a $10-$15 replacement part at your dealership and takes about 15 minutes to replace. When you go to the parts counter they will be able to tell you the exact location.
#134 of 509 Re: heater fan switch [ronslakie1]
Nov 30, 2007 (9:19 pm)
Thank you Ron. I finally was able to get the resistor and install it and it did the trick. I now have the high speed on the defroster. Unfortunately I now have an extra fan/temperature control.
#135 of 509 2004 Dakota - Non working heater/AC fan
Dec 06, 2007 (12:07 pm)
The blower fan for my 2004 Dakota stopped working, the blower motor checks out OK, the thermistor sensor checked out OK, there are no fuses blown that I can see, unless I'm missing one. If I have the AC button turned on & I turn on the fan switch, the light for the AC comes on, but the blower motor doesn't, so the switch seems to be working, or is it? It seems that power isn't making it to the blower motor. What's the problem? My wife uses this vehicle and she has no heat or defrosters, I need help getting her off my back about fixing this. Any advise will be helpful & greatly appreciated.
#136 of 509 Re: 2004 Dakota - Non working heater/AC fan [jbrophy]
Dec 06, 2007 (6:34 pm)
my goodness.... read the archives. There are literally 100s of accounts of the blower-resistor burning up.
BTW: I have been working on vechiles for over 30 years and am trained in electronics... but do not know what "thermistor sensor" would do in relation to a blower-motor. There is , however, a sensor WITHIN all electric motors (federal safety law) that will open up if the windings get too hot. Is this the sensor you are refering to?
Your problem should be easy enough to troubleshoot and isolate with a DVM (DigitalVoltMeter)
#137 of 509 Re: 2004 Dakota - Non working heater/AC fan [bpeebles]
Dec 06, 2007 (8:41 pm)
bpeebles, thanks for your answer, I am glad you have been working on vehicles (not vechiles) for over 30 years and that you are trained in electronics as well. I however, am just an everyday "Joe" trying to save a buck, who is brand new to forums, this is my first, and I don't work on cars, but can hold my own when I know what to do, so it would have been nice for you to just tell me that the resistor is probably my problem and that I can find it under the dash on the passenger side of the vehicle and that it will cost only about $15 to replace and its held in by two screws. In the future, I will make it a point to better research the situation so as not to disturb you with my obviously foolish question. A 20+ year Dodge Service Manager kindly answered my question and sent me a diagram as well, and he wasn't condescending in any way. In any case, I hope you have a better day then you are having today and a Merry Christmas.
#138 of 509 Lights blink
Dec 07, 2007 (11:54 am)
I have issue with headlights parklites and dash lights blinking off. I replaced little black relay at driver door post, but did not fix. I can feel it click when they blink.
#139 of 509 Re: 2004 Dakota - Non working heater/AC fan [jbrophy]
Dec 08, 2007 (7:51 pm)
I am sorry you came away feeling that way... Perhaps you looked at this forum as your own personal question-and-answer session?
Your question was not foolish... but it has been asked sooooo mannnnyyyy times that it got old about 3 years ago.
I am glad you will take the time to research BEFORE asking. Perhaps, in the end, you will have gaind somthing more than just an answer to your immedeate question.
I beleive in teaching a man to fish instead of just feeding him. I hope you understand what I mean here. 8-)
#141 of 509 Re: Lights blink [oechsle]
Dec 09, 2007 (7:32 pm)
I have replaced the light switch and this did not fix the electrical issue. I need some help on what will or might be a repair. Parking light relay has been replaced also.