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Nissan Pathfinder, Heating / Cooling, SUV
#1 of 34 2002 Pathfinder blower motor resistor broke
Mar 15, 2007 (4:48 pm)
My fan would not turn off...it constanty blows in high mode. I know it is the resistor for the blower motor but I cannot find it! It is kind of embarassing considering that about 5 years ago I worked in a Nissan Dealership as a service tech...I just never performed this maintenance on this vehice.I cannot find where it is to replace it. Hopefuy someone can expain where to find it.Any help is appreciated.
#2 of 34 Re: 2002 Pathfinder blower motor resistor broke [romad293]
Mar 16, 2007 (1:28 pm)
It's a fan control amplifier (a power FET), not a resistor. It appears to be on top of the fan plenum just to the left of the fan. Yours must be shorted (the power FET). Zapped or something - perhaps heat damaged it. It's right behind the upper left of the glove box.
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#3 of 34 Re: 2002 Pathfinder blower motor resistor broke [pathstar1]
Mar 18, 2007 (8:28 pm)
I developed the exact same problem this morning. Is this Fan Contol Amplifier the same part listed as the Blower Motor Resistor elsewhere ($35-ish) or is this going to be a dealer-only part ($100++++)? Thanks-
#4 of 34 Re: 2002 Pathfinder blower motor resistor broke [nate240z]
Mar 19, 2007 (8:02 am)
I have the "ESM" (Electronic Service Manual) - a CD. It doesn't show a blower motor resistor, either in the pictorials or the schematics. It shows the Fan Control Amplifier (which is drawn as a power FET). The Fan Control Amplifier is shown in the spot you would expect a resistor in older designs (from fan motor to ground). It is controlled by the climate control chip.
Mar 19, 2007 (5:01 pm)
While you have provided me with the answer to my question, It's not what I wanted to hear... oh, well I guess the wallet is going to be a little bit lighter now. Thanks for the info.
#6 of 34 Re: Thanks [nate240z]
Jun 27, 2007 (9:02 am)
My fan just started doing the same thing, I can't shut it off and it's on high. I have a 2002 Pathfinder, I just got a quote for the Fan Amp, it's $261! It's a dealer only part... you know it costs them about $1 to make it in China. Aparently this is a common problem with the Pathfinders... Hope that helps.
#7 of 34 Re: Thanks [jimmy76]
Jun 27, 2007 (2:09 pm)
Check the salvage yards... mine was purchased for about $25 and then I traded the Pathfinder in on an '07 Frontier CC LB, which is what I wanted to begin with... good luck.
Oct 10, 2007 (7:13 pm)
Was wondering, if my fan runs but it is surging and/or makes a "whooshing" noise could this be the same problem? Any help would be appreciated.
#9 of 34 2001 Pathfinder blower works only on High
Dec 06, 2007 (11:36 am)
Doesn't matter where I want it to blow, but the heat/clim control only comes on when the blower's on the highest setting. Help! What's wrong, and how do I fix it?
#10 of 34 Pathfinder blower won't shut off
Jul 17, 2008 (7:03 pm)
I have a 2001 Pathfinder and the fan doesn't stop blowing even when the ac is off. It does go to different speeds when the ac is on, but when I cut the ac off, it still is blowing, but not as fast. Any suggestions?