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where is the blower motor on a 1998 Kia Sephia LS, and how

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where is the blower motor on a 1998 Kia Sephia LS, and how to access it?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 1 year ago.

tims auto repair :

hi

tims auto repair :

Component

Blower Motor .......................................... Below right side of I/P

tims auto repair :

this is not an easy job

tims auto repair :

the complete hvac unit will need to be removed

Customer:

I/P ?

tims auto repair :

Blower/Evaporator
REMOVAL








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1. Discharge refrigerant from A/C system. Refer to operating instructions of your refrigerant recovery/recycling/charging station for proper procedures.
2. Disconnect inlet and outlet pipe from evaporator.

NOTE: Immediately plug all open fittings to keep moisture out of system.

3. Remove cover and drain hose.
4. Remove instrument panel and disconnect wiring harness connector. See: Dashboard / Instrument Panel








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5. Remove blower unit.

INSTALLATION
1. Install in reverse order of removal.
2. Evacuate refrigerant system. Refer to operating instructions of your refrigerant recovery/recycling/charging station for proper procedures.
3. Charge A/C system.

tims auto repair :

yes

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REMOVAL

1. Remove console.
2. Remove driver air bag module.
3. Remove steering wheel, turn signal assembly, and upper/lower column covers. Refer to Steering System.
4. Remove hood release handle lock nut, hood release handle and cable assembly nut.
5. Remove lower LH cover.
6. Remove two mounting bolts from left side of T-bar.








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7. Remove two mounting bolts from left side of instrument panel as shown.
8. Remove ashtray to make center panel trim removal possible.
9. Remove center panel trim.
10. Remove ventilation control panel.
11. Remove glove box.
12. Remove center panel.
13. Remove passenger air bag module.
14. Remove two mounting bolts on right side of T-bar as shown.








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15. Remove two mounting bolts from right of instrument panel assembly as shown.
16. Remove two mounting bolts on either side of steering column, which hold instrument panel and steering column together. Lower steering column to floor level.
17. Disconnect all connectors between instrument panel and vehicle bulkhead electrical wire harness.
18. Remove instrument panel.

INSTALLATION

1. Mount instrument panel into position. Make sure seeding column is mounted correctly through T-bar with electrical wire harness in position before attempting to position instrument panel in place. If this is not done, column cannot be positioned correctly
2. Connect linking connectors between vehicle electrical wire harness and instrument panel. Each connector is keyed so an electrical harness connector mates with correct instrument panel connector.
3. Install two mounting bolts, one on either side of steering column, which hold instrument panel and steering column together.

Tighten bolts to
13-19 lb-ft (18-26 N.m, 1.8-2.7 kg-m)

4. Install three mounting bolts to right side of instrument panel as shown.

Tighten bolts to
13-19 lb-ft (18-26 N.m, 1.8-2.7 kg-m)

5. Install two mounting bolts on right side of instrument panel as shown.

Tighten bolts to
13-19 lb-ft (18-26 N.m, 1.8-2.7 kg-m)

6. Install passenger air bag module.

Tighten bolts to
13-19 lb-ft (18-26 N.m, 1.8-2.7 kg-m)

7. Install center panel.
8. Install glove box.
9. Install ventilation control panel.
10. Install center panel trim.
11. Install ashtray.
12. Install two mounting bolts to left side of instrument panel.

Tighten bolts to
13-19 lb-ft (18-26 N.m, 1.8-2.7 kg-m)

13. Install two bolts on left side of T-bar.

Tighten bolts to
13-19 lb-ft (18-26 N.m, 1.8-2.7 kg-m)

14. Install lower LH cover.
15. Install section of T-bar with two mounting screws.
16. Install retaining nut holding hood release cable in position.
17. Install hood release handle.
18. Install steering wheel, turn signal assembly and upper/lower column covers. Refer to Steering System.
19. Install driver air bag module.
20. Install console.
21. Install negative cable onto battery terminal.

Customer:

You mean you have to open the refrigerant system to access the motor?

tims auto repair :

yes

Customer:

I'm not sure the motor is bad, is there any way I can check it without removing it?

tims auto repair :

you must remove the a/c tubing to get the hvac module out

tims auto repair :

give me just a moment

tims auto repair :

i may have some test for you

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1. Disconnect blower motor connectors.
2. Verify that blower motor runs when connecting 12V to terminal 2 (RED/WHT) and grounding terminal 1 (GRN/YEL).
3. If not as specified, replace blower motor.

tims auto repair :

you may want to check the blower relay

tims auto repair :

a common problem is the blower motor resister

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Below Right Side Of I/P

tims auto repair :

 

Customer:

to get to the motor connector does it still required disassembling the entire I/P

tims auto repair :

you should be able to unplug it from up under the dash,,,,without removing it

Customer:

And that would be located near the steering column or where

tims auto repair :

no

tims auto repair :

passenger side

Customer:

behind the glove box?

tims auto repair :

yes

Customer:

last year a mechanic replaced the switch for the blower, but it didn't last very long, does that shed any light on my problem?

tims auto repair :

well

tims auto repair :

the problem may be the resister,,but no way of knowing if the motor itself is good without testing it first

Customer:

ok I'll give it a shot tomorrow and is if I can locate the motor connector.

tims auto repair :

you will see it

tims auto repair :

 

Customer:

so when I remove the glove compartment it should be to the left or right or straight behind it?

tims auto repair :

just look up under the dash

tims auto repair :

you may not need to remove the glove box

Customer:

ok. thanks.

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