Dodge Journey: Removal, Installation

REMOVAL

WARNING: Disable the airbag system before attempting any steering wheel, steering column or instrument panel component diagnosis or service. Disconnect and isolate the negative battery (ground) cable, then wait two minutes for the airbag system capacitor to discharge before performing further diagnosis or service. This is the only sure way to disable the airbag system. Failure to follow these instructions may result in accidental airbag deployment and possible serious or fatal injury.

NOTE: The blower motor is located on the bottom of the passenger side of the HVAC housing. The blower motor can be removed from the vehicle without having to remove the HVAC housing.

Heating & Air Conditioning
Fig. 140: Blower Motor-Removal/Installation

NOTE: LHD model shown. RHD model similar.

1. Disconnect and isolate the negative battery cable.

2. If equipped, remove the silencer from below the passenger side of the instrument panel.

3. From underneath the instrument panel, disengage the connector lock and disconnect the instrument panel wire harness connector (1) from the blower motor (2).

4. Remove the three screws (3) that secure the blower motor and the wire lead bracket (4) (if equipped) to the bottom of the HVAC housing (5) and remove the blower motor.

INSTALLATION

Heating & Air Conditioning
Fig. 141: Blower Motor-Removal/Installation

NOTE: LHD model shown. RHD model similar.

1. Position the blower motor (2) into the bottom of the HVAC housing (5).

2. Install the three screws (3) that secure the blower motor and the wire lead bracket (4) (if equipped) to the HVAC housing. Tighten the screws to 1.2 N.m (10 in. lbs.).

3. Connect the instrument panel wire harness connector (1) to the blower motor and engage the connector lock.

4. If equipped, install the silencer below the passenger side of the instrument panel.

5. Reconnect the negative battery cable.

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    BLOWER MOTOR WARNING: Disable the airbag system before attempting any steering wheel, steering column, or instrument panel component diagnosis or service. Disconnect and isolate the ...

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