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2005 recall blower resistor do they just replace part or fix it ?

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I had to replace my blower resistor thing before I had my recall papers for it . So I did the labour and bought the parts my self. Well yesterday it went again I rarely put the fan on max or number 5 and had the AC running . Next thing I know heading back from town I smell smoke turn off the fan and pull over safely to check it out. Unplug the wire harness thing under the passager side and see it has been burnt same problem as last time .


My question is with the recall does GM just replace the part and put it back together to have the same problem occur when I could be in a -45 C day with high winds and freeze to death or does GM acctually fix it to not happen again?

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Did you replace the wire connector when replacing the resistor? You should have if you did not

yep . meant to say i replaced the wire connector and the resistor . All new parts from lordco or nappa for get where i got it now .

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A couple of things. Make sure if you replace it yourself be sure to use an AC Delco part. Some of the aftermarket resistors won't even last a day or two. Also check and make sure the AC drain hose isn't plugged. If it is plugged moisture backs up in the blower housing and cause corrosion on the wire terminals.


KMGZ400, Did the dealer say why it wasn't covered under warranty? Was it because the VIN# didn't fall within the recall? I am assuming you are talking about your 03 Silverado.


Below is a G.M Service Bulletin, Regarding the Problems with the Blower Motor Resistor,

Special Coverage Adjustment
Bulletin No.: 11046

Date: April 07, 2011

Subject: 11046.......SPECIAL COVERAGE ADJUSTMENT........Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Blower Not Fully Functional on All Blower Speeds, Inoperative, or Runs Continuously with the IGNITION OFF.

2003-2006 Chevrolet Avalanche, Suburban, Tahoe
2003"-2007" Chevrolet Silverado
2003-2006 GMC Yukon, Yukon XL
2003-2007 GMC Sierra
Equipped with Manual HVAC (CJ3) or Heavy Duty Heater (C42)

Due to part availability, owner letters will be released in phases starting with older model year first. Owners for model year vehicles not included in first phase owner mailing will receive an owner advisory letter.

The letter will inform the customer that parts are not yet available and that another letter will be sent to them when parts become available. A copy of this letter will be attached to the dealer message announcing this bulletin.

In the meantime, if a customer brings their vehicle to the dealership with the condition described in this bulletin, repair the vehicle using the parts called out in this bulletin.

Condition.......On some 2003-2006 model year Chevrolet Avalanche, Suburban, Tahoe; GMC Yukon, Yukon XL; and 2003-2007 model year Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra vehicles equipped with a manual heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system (CJ3) or heavy duty heater (C42), the interface between the electrical terminals of the relay Resistor Module and the Wiring Connector that powers the module may be incapable of conducting higher current levels for sustained periods of blower motor operation. In addition, moisture and other contaminants may enter the fresh air intake plenum and contact the internal circuit of the module or corrode the terminals. Either of the above may cause the relay resistor module or wiring connector to overheat, resulting in one or more of the following symptoms:

- The HVAC blower may not function on certain or all blower speed settings
- A burning plastic smell or smoke may be present in the vehicle
- The HVAC blower may run continually with the ignition in the OFF position

IN VERY RARE events, if the above Symptoms are Ignored......A FIRE Could Occur.

..........SPECIAL COVERAGE ADJUSTMENT.......This special coverage covers the condition described above for a period of .....10 YEARS or 150,000 MILES(240,000km).....whichever occurs first, from the Date the Vehicle was Originally Placed into Service.......Regardless of Ownership.

Dealer are to install a New Blower Module Connector......and the Repair will be made at No Charge to the Customer.

Important.......For vehicles covered by Vehicle Service Contracts, All eligible Claims with repair orders on or after April 8 2001 are covered by this special coverage and must be submitted using the labor operation codes provided with this bulletin. Claims with Repair orders prior to April 8 2011 must be Sumitted to the Service Contract provider.

Vehicles Involved,
Involved are certain 2003-2006 model year Chevrolet Avalanche, Suburban, Tahoe; GMC Yukon, Yukon XL; and 2003-2007 Model year Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra Vehicles equipped with a Manual HVAV (CJ3) or Heavy Duty Heater (C42)

Dealers are to confirm vehicle eligibility prior to beginning repairs by using the Applicable Warranties section in the Global Warranty Management system.

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I work for the city in my town. We have a 2006 Chevy 1 ton with 33,000 miles. The blower stopped working on any speed but high. I called the local dealer to see if it was covered. They told me that it had been repaired once already in 2011. Said they wouldn't repair it twice.


When I asked if there was a recall I was informed that they don't call it a recall. It is called a "special policy"


I repaired it. Cost $51.00 at Napa

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Actually a special policy is an extension of coverage for that problem or a problem , IPC is another that is a special policy.....


The term "recall"has been replaced a million yrs ago with the term "campaign"


So get it right you guys .... Gosh !!! Lol

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