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Old 23 Apr 2012, 05:56 pm
Charles Adams
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Default 03 Pilot blower motor advise please

Hello all.

The front blower motor in my 2003 Pilot stopped all of a sudden. After a
bit of googling, I discovered there are two parts that usually fail, the
motor itself and the plug-in resistor.

My intuition (which is probably wrong), tells me the culprit is usually
the resistor. I know motors do fail, but I expected to hear motor
noises, bad bearings, etc. Everything was find... until it wasn't.

The question then is... would it be advisable to replace the resistor
first, and see if that does it? I was thinking I could remove the motor
and attach it to 12v to see if it turns, which would probably rule it
out.

Any advice welcomed.

Thanks!

C.A.
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Old 23 Apr 2012, 07:59 pm
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Default Re: 03 Pilot blower motor advise please

Charles Adams <me@mymac.com> wrote in news:me-301146.17561623042012@pool-
71-190-186-198.nycmny.fios.verizon.net:

> Hello all.
>
> The front blower motor in my 2003 Pilot stopped all of a sudden. After a
> bit of googling, I discovered there are two parts that usually fail, the
> motor itself and the plug-in resistor.
>
> My intuition (which is probably wrong), tells me the culprit is usually
> the resistor. I know motors do fail, but I expected to hear motor
> noises, bad bearings, etc. Everything was find... until it wasn't.
>
> The question then is... would it be advisable to replace the resistor
> first, and see if that does it? I was thinking I could remove the motor
> and attach it to 12v to see if it turns, which would probably rule it
> out.
>
> Any advice welcomed.
>
> Thanks!
>
> C.A.
>


you could unplug the resistor and use a DMM to measure it.there are several
sections,each with a different resistance. one of them is likely open.

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Old 16 Jun 2012, 08:18 am
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Default Re: 03 Pilot blower motor advise please


"Charles Adams" <me@mymac.com> wrote in message
news:me-301146.17561623042012@pool-71-190-186-198.nycmny.fios.verizon.net...
> Hello all.
>
> The front blower motor in my 2003 Pilot stopped all of a sudden. After a
> bit of googling, I discovered there are two parts that usually fail, the
> motor itself and the plug-in resistor.
>
> My intuition (which is probably wrong), tells me the culprit is usually
> the resistor. I know motors do fail, but I expected to hear motor
> noises, bad bearings, etc. Everything was find... until it wasn't.
>
> The question then is... would it be advisable to replace the resistor
> first, and see if that does it? I was thinking I could remove the motor
> and attach it to 12v to see if it turns, which would probably rule it
> out.
>
> Any advice welcomed.
>
> Thanks!


Check carefully as there may be a fusable link on the resistor pack. Hard
to find an exact replacement but this is one place that close works.

I used an inline fuse dressed out of the way of the resistor elements that
was 5+ years back. Still blowing


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Old 16 Jun 2012, 08:47 am
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On 06/16/2012 06:18 AM, NotMe wrote:
> "Charles Adams"<me@mymac.com> wrote in message
> news:me-301146.17561623042012@pool-71-190-186-198.nycmny.fios.verizon.net...
>> Hello all.
>>
>> The front blower motor in my 2003 Pilot stopped all of a sudden. After a
>> bit of googling, I discovered there are two parts that usually fail, the
>> motor itself and the plug-in resistor.
>>
>> My intuition (which is probably wrong), tells me the culprit is usually
>> the resistor. I know motors do fail, but I expected to hear motor
>> noises, bad bearings, etc. Everything was find... until it wasn't.
>>
>> The question then is... would it be advisable to replace the resistor
>> first, and see if that does it? I was thinking I could remove the motor
>> and attach it to 12v to see if it turns, which would probably rule it
>> out.
>>
>> Any advice welcomed.
>>
>> Thanks!

>
> Check carefully as there may be a fusable link on the resistor pack. Hard
> to find an exact replacement but this is one place that close works.
>
> I used an inline fuse dressed out of the way of the resistor elements that
> was 5+ years back. Still blowing
>
>


resistors are uncommon these days - it's all pwm.

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