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I have a 2006 Volvo S40. Trying to replace the blower motor.

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I have a 2006 Volvo S40. Trying to replace the blower motor. I believe I found it behind the dash in the middle covered by a black plastic cover and white plastic cover. How do I remove it from here? I removed 3 bolts. Thank you, Anthony
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Volvo
Expert:  Chris (aka-Moose) replied 11 months ago.

Welcome, I'm Chris (aka Moose), my normal schedule online is around lunch and after dinner past midnight.

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Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I'm available now and noon. Thank you
Expert:  Chris (aka-Moose) replied 11 months ago.

There is a button that needs to be pressed then the blower motor turned to allow removing he blower and wheel from the housing, shown in the file below.

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Customer: replied 11 months ago.
How do I remove it from the black and white plastic casing without breaking it? Thanks again,
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I never got anything resolved with the first question. Why should I have to pay any additional fee? Thank you, Anthony
Expert:  Chris (aka-Moose) replied 11 months ago.

Did you follow the steps I sent about pressing the tab, turning the motor, then pulling the blower out?

Expert:  Chris (aka-Moose) replied 11 months ago.

Here are some better pictures, does that help?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
That helps. I'm thinking my son never removed all of the screws. I'm assuming once when all the screws are removed then the black casing/cover cones off. Do you know if it's a hard tug on the black cover or a slight tug. I don't want to crack the cover. Thank you..
Expert:  Chris (aka-Moose) replied 11 months ago.

A light tug, I have never broken one, they are pretty strong. So even a hard tug should not effect it.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
We have it off now, but it's stuck between the dash and airbag area. Not sure how to proceed from here. Wife wants to put it back together and sell it at a discount. What do you think is the easiest way to remove it? Remove the entire dash or part of the airbag brackets that are in the way. Thank you..
Expert:  Chris (aka-Moose) replied 11 months ago.

Neither dash nor air bag should need to be removed. However I can provide whatever steps you would like to get it out. Do you want the air bag removal steps?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
If you could please.
Expert:  Chris (aka-Moose) replied 11 months ago.

Hello again Chris here,

  • Sorry you were not pleased with my help.
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Thanks Chris