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Pelican Technical Article:

Blower Motor Replacement

Jared Fenton

Time:

1 hour1 hr

Tab:

$100

Talent:

***

Tools:

5.5mm driver, flathead screwdriver

Applicable Models:

VW Jetta GL (1999-05)
VW Jetta GLS (1999-05)
VW Jetta Wolfsburg (1999)

Parts Required:

Blower Motor

Hot Tip:

Be sure to clean and inspect the inside of the fan housing

Performance Gain:

Working HVAC system

Complementary Modification:

Replace blower motor regulator

Over time, it is not uncommon for the blower motor to wear out, leaving you with a non-functional HVAC system. In this article, I'll go over the steps involved with replacing the fan yourself.

From underneath the glove box, loosen and remove the plastic tab (green arrow) using a flathead screwdriver.
Figure 1

From underneath the glove box, loosen and remove the plastic tab (green arrow) using a flathead screwdriver. Now pull the foam cover (yellow arrow) off the underside. Now remove the glove box (see our article on Glove Box Removal for more information.

Pull back the insulation fabric (green arrow) covering the fan housing.
Figure 2

Pull back the insulation fabric (green arrow) covering the fan housing.

The blower motor regulator is located on the bottom of the fan housing (green arrow).
Figure 3

The blower motor regulator is located on the bottom of the fan housing (green arrow).

Squeeze the tabs (green arrows) on the electrical connector going to the regulator and pull it out.
Figure 4

Squeeze the tabs (green arrows) on the electrical connector going to the regulator and pull it out. Now loosen and remove the 5.5mm screw (yellow arrow) holding the regulator to the fan housing.

Now loosen and remove the remaining 5.
Figure 5

Now loosen and remove the remaining 5.5mm screw and pull the regulator down off the fan housing.

Squeeze the tabs (green arrows) on the electrical connector leading to the blower motor and pull it off.
Figure 6

Squeeze the tabs (green arrows) on the electrical connector leading to the blower motor and pull it off.

Now carefully guide the blower motor out of the fan housing.
Figure 7

Now carefully guide the blower motor out of the fan housing. You may need to bend the front piece of the dashboard frame out slightly (green arrow) to clear the fan.

Be sure to inspect the inside of the fan housing for dirt, debris or moisture.
Figure 8

Be sure to inspect the inside of the fan housing for dirt, debris or moisture. Clean the fan housing as needed.

Here's the finished result with the blower motor removed from the car.
Figure 9

Here's the finished result with the blower motor removed from the car. Installation of the new fan is the reverse order of removal.

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