Acura Coupes and Sedans 1994-2000 Repair Information

Blower Motor

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



Before attempting the removal of the blower motor assembly it should be noted that this procedure requires the removal of components for the air conditioning system. This requires the system to be discharged. If you attempt this procedure, have a MVAC-trained, EPA-certified, automotive technician discharge the A/C system before removing any components, and recharge the system upon completion of the installation.

Integra See Figure 1

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Fig. Fig. 1: Installed view of blower motor and housing

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the front seats.
  4.  

See Figure 2

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Fig. Fig. 2: Remove the front seats for easier access to the dashboard

  1. Remove the glove box.
  2.  
  3. Remove the four bolts, then the glove box frame.
  4.  

See Figure 3

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Fig. Fig. 3: Removing the glove box frame.

  1. Remove the dashboard.
  2.  
  3. On vehicles without air conditioning, remove the wiring harness away from the heater duct and then remove the fasteners and heater duct assembly.
  4.  

See Figures 4 and 5

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Fig. Fig. 4: Heater core, duct work, evaporator and blower motor assembly



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Fig. Fig. 5: Removing the heater duct from vehicles without air conditioning

  1. On vehicles with air conditioning, remove the evaporator.
  2.  

See Figure 6

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Fig. Fig. 6: If equipped with A/C you must remove the evaporator

  1. Detach the connectors from the blower motor resistor and also from the recirculation control motor.
  2.  
  3. Remove the wire harness clip from the recirculation control motor and from the blower motor.
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  5. Unfasten the mounting nuts, then remove the blower motor.
  6.  
  7. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.
  8.  

2.2, 2.3 & 3.0CL See Figure 7

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Fig. Fig. 7: Exploded view of blower motor and housing-CL models

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the evaporator.
  4.  
  5. Detach the connectors from the recirculation control motor.
  6.  
  7. Remove the blower motor high relay.
  8.  
  9. Remove the blower motor unit.
  10.  
  11. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.
  12.  

2.5 & 3.2TL See Figure 8

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Fig. Fig. 8: Exploded view of the blower motor and housing-TL models

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the evaporator from the vehicle to gain access to the blower unit.
  4.  
  5. Remove the mounting nut from the blower unit.
  6.  
  7. Detach the connector from the recirculation control motor.
  8.  
  9. Remove the screw from the pipe clamp.
  10.  
  11. Unfasten the mounting bolt, then remove the blower unit by pulling it back and to the right.
  12.  

It may be necessary to remove the three self tapping screws that hold the recirculation control motor to the flange collar.

  1. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.
  2.  

3.5RL See Figure 9

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Fig. Fig. 9: Exploded view of blower motor and related components-3.5RL shown

Air bag components are located in this area. Please read the SRS section before beginning any repairs.

  1. Take the vehicle to a reputable repair shop to have the A/C system discharged and recovered.
  2.  
  3. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  4.  
  5. Remove the bolt and clamp from the evaporator.
  6.  
  7. Remove the bolt and then the capillary tube from the suction line.
  8.  
  9. Disconnect the suction and receiver lines from the evaporator.
  10.  
  11. Remove the mounting nut from the evaporator.
  12.  
  13. Turn the ignition switch ON .
  14.  
  15. Set the control switch to recirculate.
  16.  
  17. Remove the glove box.
  18.  
  19. Detach the connector from the trunk opener.
  20.  
  21. Remove the glove box back cover.
  22.  
  23. Unplug the service check connector.
  24.  
  25. Remove the blower under cover, together as an assembly with the glove box frame.
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  27. Detach the A/C wire harness connector from the main wiring harness.
  28.  
  29. Remove the clips from the wiring harness.
  30.  
  31. Tag and detach the connectors from the following components:

    Recirculation control motor
     
    Evaporator temperature sensor
     
    Power transistor
     
    Blower motor
     

  32.  
  33. Remove the blower motor relay and high motor relay, together with the bracket.
  34.  
  35. Remove the wiring harness connectors and the SRS harness clip from the mount on the body.
  36.  
  37. Remove the multi-plex control unit by removing the mounting bolts.
  38.  
  39. Remove the A/C filter assemblies.
  40.  
  41. Disconnect the drain hose.
  42.  
  43. Remove the evaporator/blower unit.
  44.  
  45. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.
  46.  
  47. After all of the components are installed, take the vehicle to a reputable repair shop to have the A/C system recharged.
  48.  

Legend See Figure 10

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Fig. Fig. 10: Exploded view of blower motor and housing-Legend shown

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the glove box lower panel, then remove the glove box.
  4.  
  5. Remove the glove box side covers and dash board side cover.
  6.  
  7. Remove the glove box frame.
  8.  
  9. Remove the blower unit from the vehicle.
  10.  
  11. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.
  12.  

Vigor See Figure 11

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Fig. Fig. 11: Exploded view of typical heater assembly

  1. Remove the heater evaporator unit.
  2.  
  3. Remove the pipe cover by removing the mounting screws.
  4.  
  5. Remove the left side heater duct.
  6.  
  7. Disconnect the blower motor wiring harness.
  8.  
  9. Remove the lower blower motor housing.
  10.  
  11. Remove the blower motor.
  12.  
  13. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.
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