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Blower doesn’t work Equinox

Blower doesn’t work Equinox, no blower or intermittent operation

Many owners are having problems with melted electrical connectors that stop the flow of power to the blower motor. If your blower isn’t working or works intermittently, don’t automatically assume you have a bad blower motor. Start by checking for power with a test light at the blower motor fuse (key on). Then check for power at the red/white wire at the blower motor connector (Key on, blower set to high). If you’re not getting power, follow the instructions below. If you are getting power, then check for a failed blower motor resistor, bad switch, or bad blower motor ground.

The electrical connector that melts is located in the driver’s side kick panel. blower motor, equinox blower, blower doesn't workYou’ll have to remove the plastic trim that covers the driver’s rocker panel in order to open the kick panel area. If you notice that the connector is deformed or shows signs of melting, you’ve found the problem. DON’T disconnect the connector—you’ll never get it back together.

To repair the problem, first remove the 40A fuse to kill the circuit. Then clip the red/white wire above and below the connector and splice in a jumper wire. Cover the splice with heat shrinkable tubing or electrician’s tape. Then reinstall the fuse and test the blower motor.

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