Temporary Blower motor resistor fix!

Tiny
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  • 2005 CHEVROLET SILVERADO
  • 147 MILES
My 2005 Chevy Silverado (4.8L v8 4x4) blower motor resistor and connector fried. It used to be just the '4' and '5' settings didnt work. Yesterday all speeds crapped out and I no longer have any A/C /Heat. I recieved a letter in the mail a while back stating that if my vehicle is under 10 years or 150,000 miles (which it 'barely' is 147xxxmiles) I can bring it in and all parts will be replaced free of charge. Tomorrow morning im going to give a local dealership a call.

Now to my question, if I contact them tomorrow, I feel as though they're going to give me the run around. Now, having experience with GM, and they're complete disregard for their customers, IF they do, is there a way I can temporarily fix this problem? IE connecting each individual wire to the prongs on the resistor? Assuming the black wire in the harness is the ground, that one wires connector inside the plug from the a/c control is completely rotten. On both the resistor and the plug that connects to it. Im looking for a temporary fix, as its the 1st of the month and funds are low until next payday, when I can purchase the appropriate parts. Im quite desperate as I live in Houston, and its already getting back into the 80's, and being without A/C isnt really an option!
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Friday, March 2nd, 2012 AT 3:04 AM

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Tiny
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If you fight enoguh with Checy they will do it. Ask the service manager to let you se the service bulletin pertianing to the issue. Service bulletins are internal and since they are not safety related they don't have to let the public know about them but you have right to see them. That should show that you have knowledge of the issue and tell them you are calling Chevy if they refuse to fix it.
You might have to take it to another dealer if they don't budge, sometimes the bigger the dealer the better.
There is not a tempoarary fix as you will end up burning something up. Unfortunately the resistor specs are not given, if they were you might be able to match something up online.
To get a resistor without paying out the nose for a GM part, go to USAUTOPARTS. Com and get a Four Seasons resistor or whatever they offer. Also try Rock Auto. Com as they have closeouts of good remnaufacturers but you have to forego the warranty. However you can get unbelievable deals. Great place to get parts.
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Friday, March 2nd, 2012 AT 4:04 AM
Tiny
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Awesome, thanks for your late night reply. Ill post back tomorrow after I get through with the dealership. Or dealership's. Thanks
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Friday, March 2nd, 2012 AT 4:30 AM
Tiny
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Your welcome. I will look for your reply and respond ASAP.
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Friday, March 2nd, 2012 AT 8:04 PM

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