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I don't know about the '98, but I just changed my '95 and it was simple. Just pull out the wiring harness, then get under the resistor with a flat-head screwdriver and it pops right out. Push the new one in and plug in the wiring harness. Bam

On a 98 contour underneath the glove box you have to pop the clips out and drop the carpet. There you will see the blower motor if you stay if you follow the blower motor housing over to the right towards the firewall you will see a little rectangle piece with 1 or 2 tork head screws just with a plug connected to it. pop the plug off and unscrew the screws and you might have to use a flat head but it will pop right out....mike

In 1999, Ford had a recall program. In some of the affected vehicles, the blower switch or resistor may develop increased resistance which could potentially prevent the blower from operating on some speeds.


Certain 1995 through 1998 model year Ford Contour and Mercury Mystique vehicles built from July 1, 1995 through December 31, 1997.

Go to for a complete description of replacement and parts.

As a note, I only replaced the resistor and blower switch and not the pigtails. I assume they'll go out again but it was only $15 for the switch and $40 for the resistor from autozone or checker auto vs. $90 for everything from a Ford Dealer.

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