I used the info from an online video to replace my resistor on the heater blower moter. I still only have the high speed working after replacing the resistor. Can anyone offer help on this?

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Asked by Nov 07, 2014 at 06:37 PM about the 1998 Subaru Forester

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I own a 1998 Subaru Forester, and the heater fan only works on high speed.  After replacing the resistor with a brand new part,  I still only have the high speed working.  Can someone help me with troubleshooting tips?  Is there a way to know if the sliding switch for the  fan is the problem?  Thanks in advance for any help on this.

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You may have put resistor in backward,s,,if that doe,s not fix it,it will be the slider switch as you said.

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I am pretty sure the resistor is in correctly, but I will try again tomorrow to be sure on that. If it is the slider switch, what troubleshooting steps can I try? Can I use a spray cleaner on it?

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60,225

You will more than likely have to replace it,the contact,s in it are burn,t,cleaner want do much for it.

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Thanks for your help. Can you tell me how to replace the switch? How do I get access the switch and check if it is the problem? Do you know if there is a YouTube video that would help with that?

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60,225

You will have to replace the hole module,there may be video,s on youtube to give you and idea of it.

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