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.
Go to http://www.fordcontour.org/recalls/99m07.htm 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.
To change the blower motor resistor in a 2002 Nissan Maxima, locate the blower motor resistor under the glove compartment on the passenger side of the vehicle. There is a clip that is depressed and then the resistor will slide out. Remove both ends of the resistor and then replace with the new resistor.
Do you mean the blower motor? Need more info to answer. Could be a bad ground that is causing the fan switch to be hot all the time, or a blown blower motor resistor. Does it turn off when you turn it to the off position? If so and it only works on one setting, its the blower motor resistor.
You will need to change the blower motor resistor by finding it near the air duct system. You will take the old resistor off and replace it the same way.
The resistor is to the left of the blower, it is very hard to get to. You'll have to almost stand on your head to change it.
Please email me a photo of where the blower motor resistor is and how to change it. Thanks, Michael. By the way I want it for a 2000 Sunfire not a Grand Am.
I have a 2000 ford contour. My blower worked only on high for a few months. Now doesn't work at all. I changed resistor myself.(One proud female by the way) You drop the glove compartment, remove carpet(should have 2 plastic pieces that just pop out). Resistor is located to left of blower near fire wall. One star screw. Just plug in harness and reattach.
this means that your blower motor resistor is out. it is located right behind the blower motor itself. its small with one connector piece with wires and one 6-pointed (star) screw. pretty easy to change out. the part costs $25
figured it out! now i have heat.
under glove box passenger side
try changing the fuses for the blower or maybe the motor blower itself or the blower resistor.....................
the blower motor resistor should be behind the glove box. just unscrew the two screws and that should be it.