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Kia Spectra5: Just saw your posting, 2006 kia spectra5

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Just saw your posting, for the 2006 kia spectra5 blower not blowing, I have a 2007 kia spectra5 2.0L but my blower resistor only has 3-terminals and I need to check the resistance ranges can you help??
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Kia
Expert:  EricFromCT replied 2 years ago.
The resistor on your Spectra should have 4 wires. I have the testing procedure for the resistor. But you need to double check you are on the right component.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Nope... that's what google searches keep saying and showing. Mine looks exactly the same put only has three terminals and the plug only has three wires (dark green, black, and red)
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Also the heatsink on the resistor only has 5-fins.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Also when I check on Autozone they sale a 3-terminal blower resistor. Any ideas???
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Are you going to be able to answer my question?
Expert:  EricFromCT replied 2 years ago.
Ok. I think I found the confusion. In late 2008 Kia switched from a traditional 4 terminal resistor to a 3 wire electronic resistor. The manual gives the resistance check for a traditional blower resistor. There is not a resistance check for yours because it is an electronic resistor. You can not ohm it. Yours does not have a traditional resistor. Yours is a 3 wire electronic resistor with transistors inside. Resistance checks do not apply.
Expert:  EricFromCT replied 2 years ago.
First make sure the fuse blower (30amp) in the engine fuse box is good. And also make sure the fuse a/con (10amp) in the interior fuse panel is good. What you need to do is to check for power and ground at the resistor as opposed to its resistance. With resistor disconnected and key on you should have power at the Red wire. With the key off you should have ground on the black wire.
Expert:  EricFromCT replied 2 years ago.
also through this website I can offer you the wiring diagram in PDF format if that is something you are interested in. Let me know.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Ok great that's what I figured. I went ahead and checked the power and ground and everything checks out. It's most likely worn brushes in my blower motor. Thanks for your help.
Expert:  EricFromCT replied 2 years ago.
Your welcome. Let me know if you have any more questions and please rate my service. Have a good day! Thank you.