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Bad Heater - Do it my self or not?


 
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sarjeep
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Joined: 10 Mar 2006

PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2006 4:53 pm    Post subject: Bad Heater - Do it my self or not? Reply with quote

My story continues with the cursed heater on my 01 Wrangler. The switch had no speeds 1-3 and no high speed. Then no high speed and then had speeds 1-3 again. Last week it all quit. Now nothing. I bought the resistor, plugged it in, turned the heater on and watched $42 go up in smoke. Crying or Very sad
Took it to a dealer for analysis. Diagnosis was a bad heater motor and melted wiring harness connectors. I bought the heater motor and the harness and turned down their offer to install it all for over $350. So the question is how hard is it to install the heater motor and wiring harness? I have a new switch, but will need yet another resistor. Do I need to remove the whole dash? I can probably do the work, I have a brain, I can read and can follow simple instuctions and have plenty of tools but not much time. I just don't know how much work it is to do it my self or pay someone to do it for me. Time vs Money???? Niether of which do I have lots of extra floating around. I would rather spend my money on sweet upgrades for the Jeep. Very Happy
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Blue_jeep
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Joined: 29 Jan 2007
Location: Colorado

PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2007 2:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is a link to a site that sells aftermarket A/C. To install aftermarket A/C, at least in my 98, I had to remove the dash and the complete heater system. It is a relatively difficult job, but certainly doable.

They have down loadable instructions that describe how to remove the dash and the heater.

Good luck!

www.jeepair.com
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azcat
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Joined: 28 Aug 2006
Location: AZ - It's a dry heat, but so's a blast furnace

PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2007 7:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Definitely doable, but lots of work. Your jeep should be driveable as you are working this, so take your time, good luck.
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