NAPA® Echlin® is proud to offer premium Blower Motor Resistor Kits as a high-quality solution for melted connectors and blower motor resistors. NAPA® Echlin® improved on the OE design to create a connector that will withstand the excessive heat and reduce future failure. Our connectors undergo thermal cycling testing to withstand extreme temperatures to prevent melting. NAPA® Echlin® offers blower motor resistors that are direct-fit replacements and engineered to withstand the high amounts of current that can melt the resistor or connector.
Direct-fit replacement electrically operated resistor that replaces damaged OD units restoring A/C and heater blower motor variable speed control
Tin-plated steel terminals guarantees maximum contact and excellent fit, form and function
Made from high quality ceramics with copper electrical connectors to ensure accurate and precise resistance values for long life and high performance
Thermally protected with on-board fuse
Our plants are IATF 16949 and ISO 9001 certified which ensures that every part is the right part for the right vehicle
Precision resistor coils for better fan control
Kanthal D resistor wire provides longer life span for higher watt resistors
Undergoes testing with thermal cycling to withstand temperatures ranging from -22°F to 257°F
TXL copper wiring withstands high electric current to reduce heat-related failure
High-temp connector withstands extreme temperatures to prevent melting
Blower Motor Resistors control the electrical current flowing from the fan switch to the blower fan, which allows the motorist to set the fan at different speeds. The fan speed can be changed either by switching the blower resistor resistance mechanically, using a rotating lever, or electronically by the air conditioning system.
Due to technological advancements on today’s automotive heating and cooling systems, blower motor resistors have high amounts of current running through their connectors. As a result, the current produces heat that can melt the connector and resistor. Worn OE blower motors can create a demand for current that also damages the resistor or module. The excess current melts the wiring and plastic shroud, damaging the interface pins on the controller’s circuit board.
For repairs, use an inductive amp clamp to check that the blower motor current draw is less than 80% of the fuse rating on high. If the current is too high, replace the blower motor. Otherwise, the new resistor will fail too. You should also inspect the mating connector for signs of damage caused by excess heat.
On most full-size GM trucks and SUVs from 2001–2007, the blower motor resistor has two common failure modes: water damage and excess heat. The GM vehicles are unable to manage condensation. If the duct is clogged, condensation will collect, creating a pool of water that can seep into, and flood the blower motor resistor module. Worn OE blower motors can create a demand for current that also damages the module. The excess current melts the wiring and plastic shroud, damaging the interface pins on the controller’s circuit board.
NAPA® Echlin’s BR532 Blower Motor Resistor features several improvements over the OE, including an umbrella cover design that prevents water intrusion and a larger-output power device and upgraded two-ounce copper board that protects against overheating.
Larger output power device mounted directly to heat sink improves heat dissipation
Improved umbrella cover design prevents condensation from entering module
RTV sealant around heat sink and cover perimeter prevents water intrusion
Manufactured in the USA
Upgraded 2 oz. copper board increases conductivity and power dissipation to prevent overheating
Included wire harness undergoes voltage drop testing to ensure performance