G M recall heater blower & resistor

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  1. gmctrucks

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    Guys there might be info on this here already but my brother is having this problem and I found this so I want to share this with all you guys I hope it helps some of you guys.
    Take care! GMC
    heater blower motor & resistor recall[/paste:font]
    Sep 28 2011, 10:17pm
    I'm sure some of you guys have recieved the recall letters
    on the heater motor,resistor & harness from GM on 03-07's
    I got 2 so far , so I took the truck in to the dealer trying to be proactive
    I was told unless it is malfunctioning they will not do anything
    mine is not acting up at all
    As well if you wanna do the replacement yourself
    you can,but you must buy the parts from a GM dealer and submit the bill
    for payment
    Now here comes the part where I vent on the age old problem of getting
    ripped off by the Canadian dealerships
    One dealer ship quoted me $189.00 just for the wiring harness [​IMG]
    the other I called said $118.00 just for the harness.
    I stopped right there of course and thought screw that they can do it
    really stupid though because I can order the resistor and harness from
    LMC for about $100 including shipping and duty I don't know who makes it
    but it won't be ac delco Im sure, that also doesn't include the heater motor
    if need be

    Either way you just know its gonna crap out at the worst time possible
    and you'll be driving to work in 30 below scraping the window so you can see
    or worse the truck burns up when you got the heater blasting
    So I may just bite the bullet buy an after market one eat the cost
    and do it myself rather than being stranded if its bad enough to do a recall
    on all these trucks its gotta be real you'd think
    because I haven't ever got a recall on any of my GM trucks before
    and alot of things should have been.

    please give me you thoughts on this guys
    heater blower motor & resistor recall[/paste:font]
    Sep 29 2011, 1:10pm
    Here is my .02 cents worth. Leave it alone! Just because GM releases a special policy, doesn't mean you will HAVE the problem. And IF you start unplugging things, looking at it, other problems will pop up.
    Drive the vehicle and enjoy it.
    heater blower motor & resistor recall[/paste:font]
    Sep 29 2011, 2:37pm
    I'm with Gordon on this one, however I do see your point. It would suck on a cold day not to have heat.
    heater blower motor & resistor recall[/paste:font]
    Sep 29 2011, 4:34pm
    Whoo hoo. Blower Motor resistor on 2003 Chevy Silverabo not Blower. Spoke with you guys yesterday. It's not a recall it is an extended warranty on certain parts and guess what???? My VIN didn't fall under the numbers who woulda known MEEEE. Not hard at all to do. I did it mysef GIRL AND ALL. Drop the shroud 2 bolts 2 connecters 2 more bolts out. EASY BREEZY. Diagnosed and fixed by a GIRL. Just shows anyone can do it. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] I will be contacting Chevy though because I have 2 boys and if this would of caught fire with them in the truck. No telln what i woulda done. 70.00 and an hour later. I have air. Couldnt afford it but it had to be done. Thanks for the help yesterday though.
    heater blower motor & resistor recall[/paste:font]
    Sep 29 2011, 4:42pm
    ls5.3 wrote:I'm sure some of you guys have recieved the recall letters
    on the heater motor,resistor & harness from GM on 03-07's
    I got 2 so far , so I took the truck in to the dealer trying to be proactive
    I was told unless it is malfunctioning they will not do anything
    mine is not acting up at all
    As well if you wanna do the replacement yourself
    you can,but you must buy the parts from a GM dealer and submit the bill
    for payment
    Now here comes the part where I vent on the age old problem of getting
    ripped off by the Canadian dealerships
    One dealer ship quoted me $189.00 just for the wiring harness [​IMG]
    the other I called said $118.00 just for the harness
    I can order the resistor and harness from
    LMC for about $100 including shipping and duty I don't know who makes it
    but it won't be ac delco Im sure, that also doesn't include the heater motor
    if need be
    Either way you just know its gonna crap out at the worst time possible
    and you'll be driving to work in 30 below scraping the window so you can see
    or worse the truck burns up when you got the heater blasting
    So I may just bite the bullet buy an after market one eat the cost
    and do it myself rather than being stranded if its bad enough to do a recall
    on all these trucks its gotta be real you'd think
    because I haven't ever got a recall on any of my GM trucks before
    and alot of things should have been.

    please give me you thoughts on this guys

    You dont need the 120.00 harness unless something is wrong with it all you need is the resistor. You will have a left over plastic piece so dont freak. The resistor was $65.00 +tax easy to do. I shouldn't of had to though because, they know there is a problem.
    Twin girls and I don't need this thing messing up in the middle of winter or worse, I'd rather fix it now.
    I have read so many problems with the climate controls on this site and others I figured better do something before the snow flies and the
    words smoke & burn on the letter kinda gave me the willies
    and I know its simple to replace the resistor thats nothing
    I have done it on my older GMS before and my dads old F---150
    I see Gordons point too, if it ain't broke don't mess with it
    this truck has been bullet proof since I bought it not a problem at all.
    and the dealer said they may have to do all 3 parts ,that was his reasoning for waiting do it once and they'll cover it all.
    so I thought id see what everyone else thought about it and go from there
    thanks Again
    Re: heater blower motor & resistorrecall
    Sep 30 2011, 10:34pm
    i ahve that problem with my 06.. ac/heat doesnt work on power 5. when i try it you hear it all click off and after about a minute i get a little smell of smoke but i havent recieved anything for a recall but heard about it before. im to lazy to get around to fix it and like you said "the dealer will screw you".. so i just dont use that level and its been good. but it is something to really consider
    Re: heater blower motor & resistorrecall
    Jun 21 2012, 2:50pm
    I went the "if it isn't broke don't fix it" route and almost lost my truck over it. My resistor melted last night and caught the insulation on the panel under it on fire. I had to rip the lower dash panel off to get it out. It went from funny smell to a cabin full of smoke in 2 min
    Re: heater blower motor & resistorrecall
    Jun 21 2012, 6:34pm
    Mine doesn't work on 5. I have the letter, but just haven't had the ambition to bring it in or get the resistor to do it myself.
     
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    never got a recall letter, never showed on dealer info when serviced on the03
    but i did replace both about 5 yrs ago
     
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    I spoke with my bro today he told me he rewired it and insulated it correct and it's all good now.

    Another thing he noticed antifreeze on his driveway it turned out to be the Trans cooler fitting thats on/in the radiator so he replaced it but it could have been fixed by removing the tank and replacing the rubber o-ring on the inside of the radiator for the Trans cooler but since his 2004 HD truck has 240k miles on it he just bought a new $300.00 dollar radiator he told me it's not worth it messing up again and burning up my engine which is true because at times for taking short cuts it can end up costing much more in fact I did the same thing on my truck I could have plastic welded the tank but when and where is it going to mess up again.
     
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