How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.

Ask Greg A Your Own Question

Greg A
Greg A, Master Troubleshooter
Category: Buick
Satisfied Customers: 5938
Experience:  Working with Electronics & Cars for 25+ Years
Type Your Buick Question Here...
Greg A is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

how to replace/location blower motor 2002 lesabre 1st desi

Customer Question

how to replace/location blower motor 2002 lesabre 1st design
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Buick
Expert:  Greg A replied 4 years ago.

Hello & welcome,

 

I am not sure what you mean by "1st design"?

 

I have procedures for replacing the blower motor with a vent tube and one without a vent tube.

 

Would you like me to send one of those along?

 

Thanks

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

yes it looks like the replacement I bought has a port for a tube. When I bought the part online I was reading that the earlier model of the 2002 buick Lesabre had a different design than later models that same year.

 

I hope i have theright part

Expert:  Greg A replied 4 years ago.

Hi again,

 

Tell you what - let me grab both procedures and send them along so that you will have which ever one it needed.

 

Back soon, Greg A.

Customer: replied 4 years ago.
thanks
Expert:  Greg A replied 4 years ago.

Here are the procedures as PDF files. You should be able to click the links and view them on your computer and print them out.

 

Blower with tube

 

Blower without tube

 

I hope this helps. Please let me know how it goes or if you need more information.

 

Take Care, Greg A.

Customer: replied 4 years ago.
i know i sound stupid but... where is the right side sound insulator?
Expert:  Greg A replied 4 years ago.

Not stupid at all.

 

That is the insulator panel on the passenger side of the vehicle, or the bottom panel of the dash.

 

Let me see if I can find the procedure to see if there is anything complicated about it.

 

Thanks for asking!

Customer: replied 4 years ago.
i think i have that panel off but did not see the blower motor
Expert:  Greg A replied 4 years ago.

Here is the procedure for removing the insulator panel.

 

Insulator panel right side

 

You should see the blower motor. You will be looking from the bottom, or floorboard.

Greg A, Master Troubleshooter
Category: Buick
Satisfied Customers: 5938
Experience: Working with Electronics & Cars for 25+ Years
Greg A and 3 other Buick Specialists are ready to help you
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
i'm working on it. my model has a housing under the blower motor that i have to remove before i can get to the blower. it is mui difficult getting that housing off i guess there is nothing yu can do tohelp that
Expert:  Greg A replied 4 years ago.
I would like to help, but until they come up with a working and tested "teleporter" I'm kind of stuck here.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

I will have to get a 7/32 wrench tomorrow. I thought I was ahead of the game by having the socet but the socet won't fit this one bolt in a tight corner.

 

Thanks for your help. I should have been able to see that blower motor. it was the housing that hid the blower from my initial inspection.

 

After I get the whole thing off I may discover the shortcut that would have helped me here or maybe there is no shortcut.

Expert:  Greg A replied 4 years ago.

Hi again & Thanks for the accept.

 

Please let me know how it goes tomorrow or if you need more information.

 

Take Care, Greg A.

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

ok that housing is not comming off. it is connected somehow to some other stuff that is beside it (towards driver) Are you certain the way in is here? I had seen something on the internet about removing the glove box, although I can't figure that out either and I can't find that article again.

 

My 2002 LeSabre was manufactured in November of 2001. might make a difference

Expert:  Greg A replied 4 years ago.

Hi again,

 

I don't know if that would make a difference, as the production date is usually a little ahead of the model year.

 

If you would like to send along your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number), then I can double-check.

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

ok

1G4HR54K22U191428

 

I really don't think Buick wants me to work on this car. Everything I do is harder than it needs to be.

Expert:  Greg A replied 4 years ago.

Hi again,

 

That checks out as the right model & year.

 

Can you let me know which procedure it was that you are using?

 

The one with the vent tube or the one without?

Customer: replied 4 years ago.
with the tube the replacement part i have is bm100009
Expert:  Greg A replied 4 years ago.

The one that says "with tube" is not supposed to have the glove box removed, at least it is not in the instructions, but the one that says "without" does say to remove the glove box (Instrument Panel Storage Compartment).

 

Let me send that procedure along, just in case. I don't know if it will help, but at least you will have the procedure.

 

RR storage compartment

 

 

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Thanks

 

Nothing is as easy as it looks. i have had those two screws out 3 times now.

 

Years ago I used to work on cars all the time. It used to make sense. everything now is hidden and difficult.

 

I will look at that glove box again

Expert:  Greg A replied 4 years ago.

You're right - nothing is as easy as it used to be. But when you try to stuff everything into a tight space and get 20+ mpg at the same time, that seems to be the result.

 

Please let me know what progress you make.

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

ok I got the glove box out. 1 extra screw that the drawing did not show and I missed at first. Not really much help.

 

Now that i look at the installation without tube it looks really familar. those pesky screws i was dealing with are the blower motor retaining screws.

Still trying to figure out what the Dash integration module is. I dont see anything like that under here yet

Expert:  Greg A replied 4 years ago.

Dash module is just a control box for the system. It is shown in the diagram below, item 2. I believe it slides UP a little to release it from the mount.

 

graphic

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

I see. Yes I know that Part. I have been trying to release it so I can get to the bracket. No luck yet but I did find a retaining screw I had missed. I never would have seen it but I was looking at the drawing and I only had 5 screws. The drawing shows 6. Now the blower is hanging on that DIM

 

I think we are making progress

Expert:  Greg A replied 4 years ago.

OK - My memory failed me! Here is the instruction to remove the DIM.

 

  • Remove the dash integration module (DIM) from the bracket by releasing the tab behind the module and pulling downward.
  • Customer: replied 4 years ago.

    yes i found something that looked like it wanted to release the unit. I was tryiong to push or pull on it and trying to get that unit no luck yet.

     

    You know... even when I found the extra screw in the glove box it did not want to come out. I knew I was stronger so I got it out. I think I broke a couple of plastic snap clips while doing it.

     

    I am a little concerned about this DIM I dont think I want to break anything there. Am I ok to unplug the stuff that is going into it?

     

    I may have the wrong replacement part and now think I might have to drive around a little while waiting for the new part.

    Expert:  Greg A replied 4 years ago.

    If it was me, I would want to leave everything connected. The integration module holds some information that may have to be reprogrammed if it is disconnected.

     

    I think what you are looking for is just a plastic tab that holds the box in place. I don't have the best memory, but I think the tab might be near the connectors.

     

    A mirror or bright light might help find it. I know it can get tight in there, so try not to get frustrated and take your time.

    JustAnswer in the News:

     
     
     
    Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
    JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
    Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
    ...leave nothing to chance.
    Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
    Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
    I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.
     
     
     

    What Customers are Saying:

     
     
     
    • Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help. Mary C. Freshfield, Liverpool, UK
    < Last | Next >
    • Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help. Mary C. Freshfield, Liverpool, UK
    • This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!! Alex Los Angeles, CA
    • Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult. GP Hesperia, CA
    • I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion. Justin Kernersville, NC
    • Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around. Esther Woodstock, NY
    • Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know. Robin Elkton, Maryland
    • He answered my question promptly and gave me accurate, detailed information. If all of your experts are half as good, you have a great thing going here. Diane Dallas, TX
     
     
     

    Meet The Experts:

     
     
     
    • Dave Nova

      Buick Technician

      Satisfied Customers:

      1718
      ASE Master Certification. GM World Class Certification
    < Last | Next >
    • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/DT/dt69nova/2012-6-15_234154_pic1.64x64.jpg Dave Nova's Avatar

      Dave Nova

      Buick Technician

      Satisfied Customers:

      1718
      ASE Master Certification. GM World Class Certification
    • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/PE/peterpete190/2012-2-24_1274_20120215135406.64x64.jpg Pete's Avatar

      Pete

      Buick Technician

      Satisfied Customers:

      1257
      15 years Buick Technician experience and training.
    • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/ggrote1/2009-06-27_031011_me.jpg Gary's Avatar

      Gary

      Buick Technician

      Satisfied Customers:

      768
      15 years master GM tech and mater ASE tech
    • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/testedtuff/2009-09-26_170108_pictures.jpg John's Avatar

      John

      Buick Master Technician

      Satisfied Customers:

      731
      ASE A1-A8 w/L1 GM master technician.Factory certified with 40 years experience.
    • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/joecamel90/2008-11-13_03615_head_shot.jpg George H.'s Avatar

      George H.

      ASE Certified Technician

      Satisfied Customers:

      411
      ASE Master 15+years
    • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/MO/molurch/2012-6-6_214526_500.64x64.png Don 'Mo Lurch''s Avatar

      Don 'Mo Lurch'

      Buick Mechanic

      Satisfied Customers:

      393
      GM, Chevrolet Cert., Heavy Line Mech, Race Shop Owner, Mobile Electronics.
    • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/Rocket2005/2009-09-13_133703_jack.jpg cartech's Avatar

      cartech

      ASE Certified Technician

      Satisfied Customers:

      307
      master tech automotive shop owner and tech 25 years