I have a 2008 Pontiac Vibe. The blower has stopped working all together. This makes me think it isn't the resistor, buy either the switch or the fan.I have removed the glove box and can see the blower, I just cannot figure out how to get it out. I have removed the 3 bolts that I can see. There is a grey box underneath the blower I'm not sure about and can't get off, either. Also, I have the shroud of the dash controls off, but there is a cable holding the white piece of plastic the switches are mounted on. Can you please help me remove either/both of these?
Country: United StatesMake: PontiacModel: VibeYear: 2008
Removed plastic shroud on dash controls and radio as well as glove box.
Hi,Here you go:
Fig. Remove the two retainers from the PCM close out panel (1) below the Instrument Panel (IP) compartment door
Fig. Push in on both sides of the IP compartment in order to release the safety catches.
Fig. Remove the two PCM bracket fasteners
Fig. Pull the PCM (2) with brackets (3) toward you and swing both down away from under the IP.
Fig. Remove the three bolts (2) and the blower motor and fan (1) from the vehicle.
Fig. Remove the center console and heater control trim panel (1)
Fig. Remove the mode control cable from the HVAC control unit
Fig. HVAC control unit
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I am unclear on where the mode control cable and the electrical connectors are and especially confused on how to remove them. The diagram was unclear. Do I reach behind the white plastic while it's still on the dash? I appreciate your help.
Hi,undo the harness connector and then reach behind and pull the cable up and out of where it connects to the control head. you may find using 90 degree bent needlenose pliars easier to do this.but before doing that, have you tested the blower motor yet? does it run if hooked up to the battery with some wires? If so, then before pulling the control head, disconnect the harness connector to the blower motor resistor. With a ohmmeter, check for resistance between each of the terminals on the resistor itself. If resistance absent between any of them, replace the resistor, and check the connector to if for signs of melting as I have seen this before.
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