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heater blower motor & resistor recall

Postby ls5.3 [OP] » 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 :o
the other I called said $118.00 just for the harness

I asked if it comes with the KY jelly or is that extra???
but they didn't think that was funny
then I said why don't you give me the parts and Ill do it myself
and we are square??
they didn't think that was funny either
no sense of humour these guys I'm telling ya

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
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Re: heater blower motor & resistor recall

Postby lzn197 » 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.
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Re: heater blower motor & resistor recall

Postby Jim08SLE » 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.
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Re: heater blower motor & resistor recall

Postby WingNut » Sep 29 2011, 3:13pm

I think I do have the problem manifesting in my 04. When I was running the A/C this last summer, the blower was in position no. 3 and the fan would intermittantly cycle between high to low speed. History: The truck was dead for a few months while I was in Afghanistan. Got a new bat but the truck hasn't been the same since. None of the chimes and associated warnings work and the OLM doesn't work.

Should I assume it's the resistor or a computer problem?
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Re: heater blower motor & resistor recall

Postby baileyd03 » 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. :D :lol: :P 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.
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Re: heater blower motor & resistor recall

Postby baileyd03 » 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 :o
the other I called said $118.00 just for the harness

I asked if it comes with the KY jelly or is that extra???
but they didn't think that was funny
then I said why don't you give me the parts and Ill do it myself
and we are square??
they didn't think that was funny either
no sense of humour these guys I'm telling ya

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


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.
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Re: heater blower motor & resistor recall

Postby ls5.3 [OP] » Sep 29 2011, 10:09pm

Thanks to you all for the input very much appreciated!
my reasoning for this is I have small 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
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Re: heater blower motor & resistor recall

Postby TJHOULE14 » 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.
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Re: heater blower motor & resistor recall

Postby mcberger50 » 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.
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Re: heater blower motor & resistor recall

Postby SilveradoMark » 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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