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Removing Your Blower Motor and Resistor
 
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Pelican Technical Article:

Removing Your Blower Motor and Resistor

Steve Vernon

Time:

1 hour1 hr

Tab:

$60 to $100

Talent:

**

Tools:

Philips head screw driver

Applicable Models:

VW Golf (1999-05)

Parts Required:

New blower motor, resistor

Hot Tip:

Be careful not to pinch wires when reinstalling

Performance Gain:

Working HVAC

Complementary Modification:

Clean the ducts

The blower motor works in conjunction with the resistor pack to move air through the HVAC system. The motor will not run at top speed if the resistor pack is going bad. If the blower motor starts making noise when you turn the fan on there is a very good chance it is starting to go bad and will need to be replaced.

To replace the blower motor and resister on the GTI Mk4 you will need to first remove the front center console as well as the glove box. Please see our articles on removing your front center console and glove box for help with these procedures.

With the glove box removed you can see the blower motor (red arrow).
Figure 1

With the glove box removed you can see the blower motor (red arrow). Some cars may have insulation between the glove box and blower motor; ours did not. If yours has insulation just tuck it up under the dash out of the way.

Remove the lower piece of insulation (red arrow).
Figure 2

Remove the lower piece of insulation (red arrow).

Figure 3

Looking from below you can see the resistor plate that is held in place by two Philips head screws (red arrows)

Disconnect the harness going into the resistor plate (red arrow).
Figure 4

Disconnect the harness going into the resistor plate (red arrow).

Figure 5

Unplug the harness from the blower motor (red arrow)

Working under the motor remove the two Philips head screws (red arrows).
Figure 6

Working under the motor remove the two Philips head screws (red arrows).

Remove the resistor plate (red arrow).
Figure 7

Remove the resistor plate (red arrow).

Carefully slide the blower motor down out of the housing (red arrow.
Figure 8

Carefully slide the blower motor down out of the housing (red arrow. You may have to slightly bend the support bar (yellow arrow) out of the way to make room for the motor.

Remove the motor from the vehicle.
Figure 9

Remove the motor from the vehicle. Installation is the reverse of removal

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