2002 Malibu fan control problem

Tiny
RYANUNI
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  • 2002 CHEVROLET MALIBU
My girlfriends 2002 malibu's fan control only works on 4 and 5. 1 and 2 went first and then 3. I have heard of others that have had this problem, I have taken apart the switch and that seems fine. In my hunt I have heard it could be a blower motor resistor. If that is the problem where is it? How do I get to it and is it simple to replace.
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Saturday, March 10th, 2007 AT 11:27 AM

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Tiny
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Yes, the blower resistor is the problem, open the passenger door and look under the dash way under, you will only be able to see the harness connector and 2 7mm screws, take them out and your done, the resistor will have burn marks on it, very simple and fairly cheap repair
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Saturday, March 10th, 2007 AT 11:34 AM
Tiny
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I am having a little trouble seeing exactly what you are talking about I can see two groups of wires running into the dash, one near passenger center and one near the center console, will I need to remove any plastic panels to see this?
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Saturday, March 10th, 2007 AT 1:01 PM
Tiny
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No, it will be right below the blower mtr wich is on the right side, one inch by abot three inches two 7mm bolts
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Saturday, March 10th, 2007 AT 3:31 PM
Tiny
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Yep, removed the plastic under-dash and found it pinned up against the firewall. Took quite some time, new tools, and a nearly dislocated shoulder to remove the screw closest to the firewall but I got it swapped. New one was less than $30 bucks and it works fine. Thanks for the dead on diagnosis!
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Sunday, March 11th, 2007 AT 4:25 PM
Tiny
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No problem, im glad you got it,
Jim
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Sunday, March 11th, 2007 AT 4:49 PM
Tiny
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My question pertains to a similar problem that Ryanuni experienced with his Malibu.
I have a 1997 3.1V6 Malibu, 134,000km. My Fan is not blowing to its fullest potential. In the summer and in the winter my cold & hot air is not blowing to its full FORCE. Is there something loose inside? For example, I can barely feel the air blowing at 1, 2, 3; when I have the air set to 4 or 5, it doesn't blow HOT/COLD ENOUGH. Would this problem be expensive to fix? For months, I've been trying to figure-out what the problem is with my fan, can you help me? Also, my AC button keeps shutting on/off randomly when I try to set my air condition function on, how can this be fix?
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Saturday, June 16th, 2007 AT 4:53 PM
Tiny
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I have the same problem. Fan control works on 5 but have to play with the nob to get the ac to come on with lower numbers. Had the dealer replace the control unit for 1500 dollars and 2 months later ! Now the same problem. I wonder if they even replaced the unit at all!I couldn't do without our car for another 3 days and go through the trouble with the dealer and insurance company so my wife has lived with the problem for a couple years now. Now its gotten worse. When I push the inside air button it will not stay on and goes back the the outside air button automatically. The 5 setting is the only one that works the AC now. Can the resistor be cauing this? Please help! I also have a problem with the batteries not lasting 2 years on this car now. Had to replace it 3 weeks ago and 2 weeks later the battery went dead. Took the autonator off and had it checked and its ok. I suspect the starter but am not sure. Could the starter cause the battery to drain?
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Friday, July 6th, 2007 AT 10:28 PM

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