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Old 03-22-2019, 10:27 AM
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Need blower motor help!

How on earth do I disconnect the blower plug? This job is already 10 times harder than a VAG...lol
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Old 03-22-2019, 10:32 AM
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Use something pointy to push those little clips.

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Old 03-22-2019, 11:33 AM
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What a pain in the butt. I got impatient and just cut the wires...there's a connection in the very back to disconnect now to put the new one in
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Jeepo, you had so much patience with this job...never been swearing so much until now...hope to never do this again...lol

Sunroof was way easier XD

Some stupid engineers designed this blower motor location/stuff around it.
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Jeepo, you had so much patience with this job...never been swearing so much until now...hope to never do this again...lol

Sunroof was way easier XD

Some stupid engineers designed this blower motor location/stuff around it.
LOL! Man I dreaded this job by reading about it, once I tackled it what breeze. I was like I have no idea why people are complaining about this so much. I did it in middle of January in the garage and it was freezing. Was like a hour and a half job if that.
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Old 04-02-2019, 09:04 AM
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Just updating for those who want to do this job:

1) New Behr motor comes with pre-soldered wires to motor, so no ISO connector like in picture attached on a post here
2) Remove the cross-brace. It gets in the way
3) Ideally, remove/slightly detach the windshield cowl...it also gets in the way and is annoying
4) You NEED a magnetic reach tool. Get that BEFORE the job to prevent dropped screws into the HVAC box.
5) If you want an alarm, might as well do the job now.
6) Before starting, turn off recirculation
7) Long needle nose pliers are required to disconnect/attach the blower motor plug, which is NOT in the attached picture, the plug is recessed deep inside and unless you have squirrel hands, is hard to disconnect.
8) Don't be afraid to bend the plastic cover quite a bit, it has to be bent a lot anyway to pull it out along with working the metal straps away from it.
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5) If you want an alarm, might as well do the job now.
what's that?
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LOL! Man I dreaded this job by reading about it, once I tackled it what breeze. I was like I have no idea why people are complaining about this so much. I did it in middle of January in the garage and it was freezing. Was like a hour and a half job if that.
did you remove the windshield cowl?

I have the "cool side" of the blower a bit noisy - thinking about removing it and greasing
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Frisbee..I love your #2. If we had dipsticks I swear you need to remove the brace to check the oil. Seems like everything I do that brace gets in the way somehow. Between that and the airboxes along the front I can get that all off now in less than 60 seconds lol. Dont get me started on the cowl thing Dark...my first time taking that off wasnt bad but trying to get it back in....I about threw it across the lawn. I sometimes feel one heartbeat away from becoming Grizwald and destroying the truck like a reindeer display! Thank God I work in medicine with patients all day buwhahahaha!
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