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Re: A/C or Blower resistor problem?

Will give these a shot tonight when I get home. Got a buddy who is a dodge/jeep mechanic coming over to look at things tonight as well. Hopefully between this and him we'll be able to rectify the problem. I'll keep ya posted.
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Re: A/C or Blower resistor problem?

Ok well buddy was a no call/no show but I did take a closer look at the connectors and found that the connector to the blower motor module was quite hot and the wire insulation was melted. So I fiddled with the wires just a tad and viola the air came on. A bit more research and found that this is not an uncommon failure. I tried to get the repair kit at O'reiley's and Autozone but I guess this is a MO-PAR specialty kit. Just wondering if this is really a specialty kit or if you can use a specific guage wire to make the repair safe and effective. One problem I am having is getting the wire harness off of the module. How does this dadgum thing come off?
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Re: A/C or Blower resistor problem?

I had same type of problem and it turned out to be the I had the blower resistor wiring harness connection problem... i bent the pins on the connector and it working now............. try shaking the harness with the unit on
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Re: A/C or Blower resistor problem?

I think the first thing you should do is change your mechanic, since he told you that all connections are ok.
The melted connector is indeed a common item on the WJ, it's due to a low resistance between the connector and pins and with the high current the blower draws, the connection heats up to such extent that the plastic connector melts.
I have never disconnected this connector, but it can be that its fried in place.
Maybe that www.wjjeeps.com has some tips on how to remove it.
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Re: A/C or Blower resistor problem?

COLD AIR AT LAST!!! Resistor connector was slightly welded to the blower motor module and this is why it wouldn't come off easily. $18.00 harness repair kit at local Jeep dealer and problem solved.....maybe. Tested the blower motor itself and drawing way too many amps which was overheating the connector. Quick online search at Advanced Auto and I have a new blower motor for 96.99 with a $30.00 off instant online coupon for sales over $75.00. Grand total 91.58. Did a door actuator reset and no more codes. Cost at local fix it shop= $275.00. Cost at Dealership= $575.00. Total time involved in DIY fix it 1.25 hours. Satisfaction of sticking it to the man.........Priceless. Thanks to Frango100 for pointing me to the resistor connector problem and cause. My wife and children will now take the treck to the deep south in comfort.
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Re: A/C or Blower resistor problem?

Yep, not many things better then doing it yourself and solving it for not too many bucks. Congrats.
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