Disable the airbag system before attempting any steering wheel, steering column, or instrument panel component diagnosis or service. Disconnect and isolate the battery negative (ground) cable, then wait two minutes for the airbag system capacitor to discharge before performing further diagnosis or service. This is the only sure way to disable the airbag system. Failure to take the proper precautions could result in an accidental airbag deployment and possible personal injury or death.
The blower motor is located on the passenger side of the vehicle under the instrument panel. The blower motor can be removed from the vehicle without having to remove the HVAC housing.
- Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
- Disconnect and isolate the negative battery cable.
- Disconnect the HVAC wire harness lead (1) from the blower motor (2).
- Remove the HVAC wire harness lead from the two wire harness retainers (3).
- Remove the three screws (4) that secure the blower motor to the bottom of the HVAC housing (5).
Remove the blower motor from the HVAC housing.
- Position the blower motor (2) into the bottom of the HVAC housing (5).
- Install the three screws (4) that secure the blower motor to the HVAC housing. Tighten the screws to 20 inch lbs. (2.2 Nm).
- Connect the HVAC wire harness lead (1) to the blower motor and install the wire harness lead into the two wire harness retainers (3).
- Reconnect the negative battery cable.