CTS 2003-2005

Removal & Installation

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  1. Remove the right closeout insulator panel.
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  3. Remove the glove box.
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  5. Disconnect the blower motor electrical connector.
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  7. Disconnect the blower motor processor electrical connector.
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  9. Remove the screws that retain the blower motor.
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  11. Remove the air inlet housing bolts to gain clearance for the blower motor.
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  13. Remove the blower motor.
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To Install:

  1. Install the blower motor.
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  3. Install the blower motor screws and tighten to 13 inch lbs. (1.5 Nm).
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  5. Install the air inlet housing bolts and tighten to 53 ft. lbs. (6 Nm).
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  7. Connect the blower motor processor electrical connector.
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  9. Connect the blower motor electrical connector.
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  11. Install the glove box.
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  13. Install the right closeout insulator panel.
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  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  3. The blower motor is located on the passenger side of the vehicle, under the instrument panel. Remove the right side sound insulator (trim panel) by removing the retainers and disconnecting the courtesy lamp.
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  5. Detach the blower motor electrical connector. Some applications may have cooling hose to the motor which should be disconnected.
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Fig. Blower motor and fan assembly removal

  1. Unfasten the blower motor mounting screws, then remove the blower motor from the vehicle.
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  3. If the blower motor fan (also called a 'squirrel cage') must be replaced, use the following procedure:
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NOTE
Do not hammer on the motor to remove or install the fan. Do not apply force to the motor housing to seat the fan on the motor, or motor/shaft bearing damage could result. Do not apply pressure to the fan rim. Be sure the correct replacement part is used.

  1. Remove the metal star clip retaining the fan cage to the motor shaft.
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  3. Remove the fan by pulling straight out.
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To install:

  1. If removed, install the blower motor fan, as follows:
    1. Install the replacement fan cage onto the motor shaft.
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    3. Adjust the fan cage to get a clearance of 0.30 inch (7.5mm) to the motor mount plate.
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  3. Install the remaining components in the reverse of the removal procedure. Make sure the electrical connection is secure. Tighten the motor screws to 14 ft. lbs. (20 Nm).
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  5. Connect the negative battery cable, then test the blower motor for proper operations
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