1999 Chrysler Sebring blower motor resistor

Tiny
CT1956
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  • 1999 CHRYSLER SEBRING
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 121,000 MILES
Blower motor resistor continues to go out leaving fan
running only on high, what could be causing this?
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Monday, September 27th, 2010 AT 8:14 PM

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Tiny
BLACKOP555
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If you have access to a device high enough to detect blower motor draw it would be worth a shut. Are you replacing parts with cheap aftermarket ones or a genuine part?

I can get you some tests to test the wiring to make sure you dont have high resistance or a short burning it up.

Most times they burn up due to people putting in cheap aftermarket parts. Another high likely hood is that the blower motor is worn out causing too high of a current draw causing the blower motor resistor to burn up. Doesnt take much to cause the resistors to burn.
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Monday, September 27th, 2010 AT 9:08 PM
Tiny
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I purchased resistor form AutoZone, Chrysler dealer
did not have one.
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Monday, September 27th, 2010 AT 9:35 PM
Tiny
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I will add after installing new resistor and turning on
air w/fan I smell a burning smell like turning on house
furnance for the first time since last year.
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Monday, September 27th, 2010 AT 9:38 PM
Tiny
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Thats the resistor heating up. Perfectly normal. Unless fan comes on at that time also wit key off.
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Monday, September 27th, 2010 AT 10:50 PM
Tiny
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Motor only comes on when key is in the start position
and/or motor is running.
I will check amp's to blower motor and order resistor
direct for Chrysler.
Thank you I will get with results
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Tuesday, September 28th, 2010 AT 5:13 AM
Tiny
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Alright. Let me know how it goes.
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Tuesday, September 28th, 2010 AT 6:01 AM
Tiny
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Could the dash air control (w/push button for air) be part of the issue?
Takes 3 to 5 times before air light will come on
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Tuesday, September 28th, 2010 AT 6:01 AM
Tiny
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What air light?
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Tuesday, September 28th, 2010 AT 10:46 PM

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