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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Oct 3rd, 07, 05:44 PM Thread Starter
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heater resistor

What is the purpose of this?

I did not hook this up when I did my heater core R & R. Would this impact the wipers? It looks to me that there is some commonality between the wiper and this resistor. But, I would still like to know what this for.

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old Oct 3rd, 07, 06:35 PM
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Re: heater resistor

It's basically a speed reducer. High speed bypasses the resistor - either through the switch or via a relay. The lower speeds select one of the two resistors. The resistors get hot, and are located within the air duct to keep them cool. There shouldn't be any comonality with the wipers unless the power source is shared somehow. I don't have my schematics handy.

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Re: heater resistor

You need to hook up the heater resistor for without it, the heater motor will only work on the high speed!.....The resistor cuts down the voltage so the heater will work on the low and medium speeds.
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Re: heater resistor

Thanks guys! I will put it back in tonight.

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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old Oct 5th, 07, 08:56 AM Thread Starter
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Re: heater resistor

O.K. I re-installed it. It actually fell out when I did my heater core replacement a couple of months back, and I had no idea what it was or where it even went.

Here is the strange part that I mentioned in my original post - the wipers work now --> ??

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Re: heater resistor

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Here is the strange part that I mentioned in my original post - the wipers work now --> ??

Cool!!....I guess!!
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