1996 Dodge Dakota HEATER BLOWER

Tiny
DAVEH30
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  • 1996 DODGE DAKOTA
Heater problem
1996 Dodge Dakota Two Wheel Drive Manual

my heater is not working, checked all fuses under the
dash and hood and all ok. I started to unscrew top 2 screw on housing and the five surround the housing, and I still can not take housing off, is there any hidden screws that I am not aware to get the housing off so I can replace the motor? I also replaced the resistor plug and noticed that the old connector was burnt on so I replaced. Any help in this would be appreciated.

thank you
daveh30
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Tuesday, February 10th, 2009 AT 10:49 AM

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Tiny
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Hi:
I just looked it up and that is all there is, 5 screws. As far as the plug being melted, that indicates to me that the old motor was drawing too many amps. I wish I had something better to say about the blower motor, but I'm most likely looking at the same type of exploded view you are. If you don't have one, let me know and I'll try to send it to you.
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Tuesday, February 10th, 2009 AT 4:54 PM
Tiny
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Send me the view that you have, also I notice there is a screw in the right rear? Does that need to come off and also I have a dakota sport with a/c

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Friday, February 13th, 2009 AT 9:09 AM
Tiny
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Hi:
I can't copy the picture for you, but here are the directions I reviewed. I tried to seperate the section where it talks about the housing. Take a look.

Dakota

See Figure 1

Disconnect the negative battery cable.
Remove the steering column cover, intermittent wiper control and the lower instrument panel module retaining screw to the right of the steering column.
Remove the center distribution duct retaining screws and panel support screw at the bottom of the module.

Fig. 1: Heating/air conditioning unit components-Dakota models
Remove the courtesy lamp at the lower right corner of the module and the screw near the ash receiver.
Open the glovebox and remove the screws along the top edge.
Move the module out and down far enough to unclip the wiring harness and antenna cable and disconnect the speaker wire (if equipped with monaural radio) and glovebox light wire. Remove the module from the vehicle.
If the vehicle is equipped with air conditioning, disconnect the two vacuum lines from the recirculating air door actuator and disconnect the blower lead wires.
Remove two screws at the top of the blower

housing, five screws from around the housing and

remove the blower housing from the unit.
Remove three screw attaching the blower to the unit and remove the blower from the vehicle.
Remove the fan from the blower motor.
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Friday, February 13th, 2009 AT 11:56 AM

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