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Q: Where Is the Blower Motor Typically Located?

A: The blower motor can usually be found under the dashboard on the passenger side.

It’s typically a permanent magnet, one-speed motor that operates at full battery voltage. A fan switch controls the different speeds of the blower motor.

car blower motor located on car passenger side
The blower motor can usually be found under the dashboard on the passenger side.

Resistors can be found near the blower motor, sitting in the duct where airflow passes, so they can be cooled down. In some vehicles, especially Ford models, blower motor resistors are on the ground side of the motor circuit.

Tips on How to Access the Blower Motor

Make sure to disconnect the battery before removing anything else. Then, refer to your vehicle manual to find out the blower motor’s exact location.

Removing the blower motor usually involves a few simple tools like a flathead screwdriver and a ratchet. If the blower motor is on the passenger side footwell area. You’ll also need to push a few retaining clips to remove the glove box.

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The blower motor should slide out easily once the bolts are unscrewed. Depending on your vehicle’s specifications, you might also need to replace a gasket.

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