2005 Dodge Caravan blower motor

Tiny
NIGHTOWL223
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2005 Dodge Caravan 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Manual

I desperately need an image or diagram showing exactly what to remove to access the front blower motor. I have the glove box removed, and can see the resistor on the interior firewall.
Don't want to change the resistor, already confirmed that's not the problem.
Don't want to randomly start taking housings off to hunt for blower motor.
Sorry, can't donate much, I've been laid off and unemployment isn't paying the bills as it is.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/310608_removed_glove_box_1.jpg



http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/310608_removed_glove_box_2_1.jpg



http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/310608_removed_glove_box_side_view_1.jpg



http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/310608_removed_glove_box_underneath_1.jpg



Am I correct in thinking that the upside down dome shape in last pic is the housing that I need to remove?
Also, any other advice to facilitate the process would be appreciated.
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Saturday, January 31st, 2009 AT 3:35 PM

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Tiny
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Yes you are wright but befor you remove that check for power going to the green and black wires you see in the first pic you should have 12 volts there also check the relay for the blower motor
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Saturday, January 31st, 2009 AT 5:18 PM
Tiny
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Yes, there is power to green and black wires.
Also, we switched relays from an Intrepid that the blower motor did work on (before it's 2.7 motor died), so I have assumed the relay is good.
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Saturday, January 31st, 2009 AT 5:46 PM
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Ok the motor is in the part in the bottom pic
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Saturday, January 31st, 2009 AT 6:14 PM
Tiny
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Thanks for your help!
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Saturday, January 31st, 2009 AT 8:22 PM
Tiny
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Any time glad I could help
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Saturday, January 31st, 2009 AT 9:09 PM
Tiny
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I put the new blower motor in, but nothing changed. I have no blower at any setting, still. Has there been an issue with the switch itself (in the dash console), that you are aware of? Might it be stuck on "off", or grounded out, or something?
Also, out of curiosity, once we had the old blower motor out, and nothing had changed, we ran juice to it with it laying on the bench, and it operates.
On thing I did notice, but not sure how relevant it is:
The power level at the plug for the blower motor does not change no matter what setting the switch is placed at. And I placed a pin on the (used to be green, now yellow on new motor) and the other pin on the black, at the plug itself, and the meter showed nothing.
Is it the switch, since everything I've read says that the resistor is bypassed on high so it's not what's at fault?
Is this switch something that isn't difficult to get to, if that is the problem? Or is it a major, rip out the whole dash console type of project?
Can I possibly run a 3-way switch in-line somewhere, to at least have a low and a high blower?
(And, yeah, the van's been out of warranty for awhile, now, so that's a bit irrelevant.)
Any other suggestions or hints would be great!
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Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009 AT 2:31 PM
Tiny
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It sounds now like the switch I would return the new motor and check in junk yards for a control unit and replace that but first when you get the old one out you should see were the wires for the switch go with volt/ohm meter on test check for curent going through the switch
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Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009 AT 4:01 PM
Tiny
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Is the control unit the same in the '02 Intrepid? I have the dead Intrepid still decorating my pasture, and the outside of the console looks identical - if the control unit inside is the same, it would save me a trip to the junkyard.
Thanks.
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Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009 AT 4:13 PM
Tiny
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The set-up is the same on that console, with the blower on the left, the temp in the center, and the area controls on the right.
I went and checked - the main discernible difference is that there isn't a separate button for "recirculate", it's included in the area settings.
Is this a whole unit, or individual parts inside that will be changed out?
If it's a whole unit, I would say it's not interchangeable, if it's individual controls, I'm hoping it will interchange.
Thanks.
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Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009 AT 5:08 PM
Tiny
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It is the whole control unit I found one for $53.00it is used but it will work in you van it is out of a 2005 caravan can you email me
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Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009 AT 7:33 PM

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