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2005 Kia Sportage: We replaed the blower motor and it

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I have a 2005 Kia Sportage the blower motor has stopped working. We replaed the blower motor and it still does not work. Any ideas?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Kia
Expert:  Eric replied 5 years ago.

commonly this is the blower motor resistor, located next to the blower motor:


to verify, disconnect the connector to the resistor and check resistance between each of the terminals on the resistor. if missing between any, replace the resistor
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
how do you check resistance?
Expert:  Eric replied 5 years ago.

you need an ohmmeter. on the terminals that the resistor connector connects to, hold the positive and negative probes of the ohmmeter to 2 of the terminals and look at ohmmeter for a resistance reading. do this between each of the terminals. if resistance reading is zero when checking any of them, replace the resistor.

if you dont have an ohmmeter or access to one or feel comfortable testing it, then remove the 2 screws for it and the connector and pull it out and take to a parts store, as they will test it for FREE for you
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
If you take the connector and use wire with spades and jump side to side should the fan run without the resistor
Expert:  Eric replied 5 years ago.

no, because the voltage coming from the switch is a variable voltage and the resistor is used to control the fan speed for these voltages.

it isnt an expensive part. runs around $30-40 for the part
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