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Old 11-19-2009, 01:49 PM
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Cool blower not working on 5

my blower motor quit working on #5 then #4 can anyone help?
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Old 01-21-2010, 01:39 AM
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Heh... I feel you man...my blower on my '05 only works on 5! lol
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Old 01-21-2010, 01:27 PM
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Good chance that the blower motor speed resistor needs to be replaced and the high speed blower relay has gone bad. GM has a kit to replace the speed resistor and the wire harness for the blower motor which is common for it to burn out or short out. Good luck and keep us posted.

You need to replace the Resistor's wiring harness too. GM Tech Bulletin on that. The resistor causes a overheat condition and the stock harness is not the proper AWG, and it causes the wires to melt.

Go purchase this part number # 15862656. The bad part is, it's a GM only part number and they retail at $95.00.

Here is a copy of it, notice, it says to repair the connector at the resistor.
A/C - Blower Motor Inop. or Works On Low Speed Only
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Bulletin No.: 05-01-38-012C

Date: November 02, 2006

TECHNICAL
Subject:
EI05082 - Loss of Blower Motor Speeds Except for Low Speed or Inoperative (Replace Blower Motor Resistor and Resistor Module Connector)
Models:
2004-2006 Chevrolet Avalanche, Silverado, Suburban, Tahoe, TrailBlazer, TrailBlazer EXT
2007 Chevrolet Silverado (Classic) Built Prior to September 1, 2006
2004-2006 GMC Envoy, Envoy XL, Sierra, Yukon, Yukon Denali, Yukon XL
2007 GMC Sierra (Classic) Built Prior to September 1, 2006



with HVAC System AC Front, Manual Temp Control (RPO CJ3) or Heater Only (RPO C42)

Supercede:

This bulletin is being revised to clarify the Warranty Information. Please discard Corporate Bulletin Number 05-01-38-012B (Section 01 - HVAC).

This bulletin is being revised to clarify the Warranty Information. Please discard Corporate Bulletin Number 05-01-38-012B (Section 01 - HVAC).

Condition

Some customers may comment that the blower will only work on low speeds or has become inoperative.

Correction

REPLACE THE BLOWER MOTOR RESISTOR AND RESISTOR MODULE CONNECTOR.

Replace the blower motor resistor and module connector using the following procedure:

Remove the blower fuse.

Fullsize Trucks and Utility Vehicles - Htr A/C & HVAC 1 fuses

Midsize Utility Vehicles - Blower Fuse 35 located in the Underhood Fuse Block

Lower the hush panel or close-out panel enough to gain access to the resistor module connector.

Disconnect the connector from the resistor module.

Remove the tape from the wiring harness to expose the wiring.

Cut the wires back far enough from the connector to eliminate any melted insulation on the wire.

Tip

Use the old connector as a map for splicing the wires for the new connector. Be sure to use the correct crimping tool from the terminal repair kit J 38125. Use only Duraseal splice sleeves. Other splice sleeves may not protect the splice from moisture or provide a good electrical connection.

Install the new connector. Use the yellow splice sleeves provided with the connector.

Install new blower motor resistor.

Reinstall the fuse or connector block. Test the blower motor to make sure all speeds are functional.

Reinstall the hush panel/close-out panel.
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Old 01-27-2011, 01:29 PM
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Where is the hush panel/close-out panel?
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Old 01-27-2011, 04:21 PM
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If it's like my 01 Chevy, passenger side, under the dash (the cabin air filter area). You should see a wire harness (6 pin flat) - that connects to the board in question.
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Old 01-28-2011, 09:57 AM
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GM-GUY, thanks for the information. My '01 has only lost position #1 so far... Ron
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Old 01-30-2011, 11:25 AM
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When mine burned out, it burned in such a way as to make the blower RUN on #5 all night - it drained the batteries.

So be aware, it can burn in such a way as to make it so it won't work, or in such a way to make it work even with the enge off and key out.
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Old 02-21-2011, 04:52 PM
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its the climate control box....
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Old 12-14-2011, 01:20 PM
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My blower stoped operation in all speeds. I replaced the blower resister and the terminal, now speed 1 - 4 are once again operational. But 5 still is not functioning. Does any one have any suggestions.
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Old 02-29-2012, 01:02 PM
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If 1-4 work and 5 doesn't, check the 30 amp fuse (thats what it is on my 2001) under the hood in the fuse panel (Climate Control fuse). 5 is the only speed that is affected if that fuse is blown. If any of the 1-4 speeds don't work, it is most likely the resistor. If the fuse is blown, simply replace it and you should have all speeds. If the fuse is good, and you still have no 5, the problem is probably in the switch or the wiring. It is likely NOT the blower motor itself. 4 and 5 not working at the same time is likely two different problems, and most likely the resistor and the fuse. Hope this helps.
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