Honda Insight 2000-2006

Blower Unit

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Removal & Installation




NOTE
It is not necessary to remove the blower unit from the vehicle to remove the blower motor.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section. Also see the IMA system disabling before proceeding with any procedure.
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  3. Disconnect the negative battery cable and wait for 3 minutes.
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  5. On vehicles with air conditioning, remove the evaporator, as follows:
    1. Recover the refrigerant, as outlined earlier in this section.
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    3. Remove the bolt, then disconnect the suction line and receiver line from the evaporator.
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    5. Remove the glove box and the center lower cover.

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      Fig. Glove box removal & installation



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      Fig. Center lower cover removal & installation

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    7. Remove the plastic cross brace, then remove the glove box frame.

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      Fig. Use diagonal cutters to cut the plastic cross brace where indicated

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    9. Disconnect the connector from the evaporator temperature sensor, then remove the wire harness. Remove the drain hose, the self tapping screws, the mounting bolts and the evaporator.
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  7. On vehicles without air conditioning, remove the heater duct, as follows:
    1. Remove the glove box and the center lower cover.

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      Fig. Glove box removal & installation



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      Fig. Center lower cover removal & installation

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    3. Remove the bolts and the glove box frame.
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    5. Remove the wire harness from the heater duct, then remove the self tapping screws and the heater duct.
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  9. Disconnect the connectors (A) from the blower motor, the blower motor high relay, the power transistor and the recirculation control motor, the remove the wire harness clip (B). Remove the mounting bolts, nut and blower unit (C).

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    Fig. Exploded view of the blower unit (C), harness clip (B) and connectors (A)

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  11. Remove the blower motor assembly.

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    Fig. Exploded view of the blower motor (C) and related components

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To install:

  1. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure. Note the following:
    1. Tighten the blower unit retainers to 7.2 ft. lbs. (9.8 Nm).
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    3. Tighten the evaporator retainers to 7.2 ft. lbs. (9.8 Nm).
      WARNING
      Always cap the refrigerant container immediately after using to avoid moisture from being absorbed. Do not spill refrigerant oil on the vehicle-s painted surfaces, as it may damage the paint.

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    5. If installing a new evaporator, add the proper amount of refrigerant oil. Make sure to use new O-rings. Make sure there is no air leakage. Charge the A/C system, as outlined in this section.
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