1999 dodge caravan resistor board for blower location


kesystems
02-06-2004, 10:07 AM
can anyone tell me the location fo the blower resertor board. My blower only works on high and I think the resistor board is the fault.
Thanks
Fred

ccardoso
02-06-2004, 11:27 AM
I have the same problem on my 2001 Caravan. If you figure out the problem, please post the solution. Thanks.

rodeo02
02-06-2004, 12:30 PM
I'm not familiar with the '99, but the resistor pack is typically mounted under the dash in the blower duct (for cooling purposes), or near the HVAC controls. Try to follow the wire harness from the blower speed control switch, that will lead you to the resistor board/block.
G/luck
Joel

Ghostman
02-06-2004, 10:15 PM
The resistor block is located on the passenger side of firewall under the hood. The resistor block is pried out of its location under the wiper module, you may or may not have to move the wiper module to get it out.

ccardoso
02-09-2004, 08:09 AM
I just finished replacing the blower resistor block on my 2001 Caravan. It was located on the blower motor which is located directly behind the glove box, on the passenger side.

pcv
02-09-2004, 10:54 PM
Drop the glove box and you will see it.

johnnyd
02-10-2004, 05:41 PM
It's exactly where Ghostman said on my wife's '99 grand voyager. just pulled it out today and replaced it. $13. the old one had a break in the shortest element. now the low speeds all work.

johnnyd

helinut222@msn.com
02-12-2004, 06:11 AM
I have a 97 and the blower only worked on high. It was located right behind the passenger side shock tower. Its a pain to get your hand behind there to pull it out. The pins in the pulg on mine were all rusted and I had to cut the wires to get them apart. I went to a junk yard that had a bunch of Caravans and took a hole plug from one of those. I think it is a common problem because several of the vans I looked at were also rused together.

panik88
06-07-2009, 02:25 PM
I have a '99 and found mine on the firewall passenger side. I pulled it out and found that the shortest element was corroded away. But since I am somewhat broke I had to do a bit of repair to the element ( yes I know 13 is not much but when you have no money it's alot) Anyway I wrapped the wire around the other one that shared the same terminal and soldered it and so far it seems to be working for now. :smokin:

atlashayco
01-20-2012, 12:22 PM
I wanted to put a bit of clarity to this post (I know it is OLD), but is important for many - especially this time of year! It is a cheap part (10$ - 20$)

Part #'s (Jan. 2012 Rockauto.com)
-DORMAN Part # 973019 - 8.25$
-STANDARD MOTOR PRODUCTS Part # RU93 - 9.35$
-AIRTEX / WELLS Part # 3A1048 - 10.42$
-ORIGINAL ENGINE MANAGEMENT Part # BMR27 - 11.28$
-FOUR SEASONS Part # 20263 - 11.68$

Local prices will be higher. As on this day I have the sister coming over to replace hers, and its cost locally (st. paul, MN) was 15.50$.

I have changed the Blower Motor Resistor on a 1999 and a 2001. They are in fact in Different locations.

1999 Dodge Caravan / Plymouth Voyager / Chrysler Town and Country - the resistor is UNDER THE HOOD near the shock tower on the firewall - (2) 10mm bolts hold it in.

2001 Dodge Caravan / Plymouth Voyager / Chrysler Town and Country - the resistor is IN THE CABIN near the glove box. I forget if I removed the glove box. Basic same removal and installation simple repair

BUT WHAT IS THERE TO CONSIDER:

-why did it fail

1) AGE; probably not really. Age has caused supporting systems to strain the part.

2) corrosion elsewhere. PROBABLY. If you have re-occurence you can check connections @ the blower itself / switch on Heat control panel

CHEERS

Andrew

HeadlessHorseman1
02-20-2012, 08:36 AM
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philthegreek
06-26-2012, 05:40 PM
99 is indeed on P/S firewall behind the strut tower. It is a snap-in unit with tension tabs. The reason for failure is simple thermal fatigue. This is common in resistor block circuits, but because the replacement is so inexpensive, they continue to use it. Location in the airstream is to cool down the block, as previously mentioned. The fatigue may cause the connector to overheat, the rust is from the connection overheating. Be thankful for this "old" technology, as I have seen "new fangled" solutions at a steep price point, both in labor AND part cost.

Phil

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