2002 Ford Taurus Blower Motor Resistor Location

The 2002 Ford Taurus blower motor resistor location. The blower motor resistor in your Taurus is not that hard to locate once you know where to look.

Your blower motor resistor is a small rectangular part that has 2 to 3 mini springs attached to the top of it.

When you turn on the heater or air conditioner in your Taurus, the blower motor resistor allows power to flow through itself.

The current that passes through the blower motor resistor determines how fast or slow the car’s blower motor spins.

A defective blower motor resistor can prevent the heat or air from working.

However, when the part goes bad the most common problem experienced by most people is the heat only working/blowing on one setting.

Heater blower resistor repair can be done right at home and the job is easier than changing a flat tire.

The 2002 Ford Taurus blower motor resistor location is listed in your repair manual.

If you do not have your manual handy, the resistor sits to the left of the blower motor housing, behind your glovebox.

To get at the little part you have to remove the plastic panel beneath the dashboard on the passenger’s side of the 2002 Taurus.

Once you remove the panel, open and remove the contents of your glovebox. On the top left and right corner of the glovebox, you should see a small tab sticking out on both sides.

Push both of the tabs in at the same time and pull the glovebox forward out of the glovebox door frame. Allow the door to hang.

On the left side of the automotive blower motor housing, you should see a little rectangular plate with a wiring harness attached to it. This is your blower motor resistor for the Taurus’s heating system.

Unplug the wiring harness from the blower motor resistor and remove the two bolts holding it in place.

Pull the blower motor resistor away from its mounting location. Install your new blower motor resistor by reversing the previous step.

Before you begin the blower resistor repair, remove the negative battery cable.

Cover the terminal at the end of the cable with a towel to make sure that it does not contact your Taurus’s battery during the repair.

Although this is a quick and easy repair that you can do yourself, why not save even more money.

Call or search a few local auto parts store’s websites to try and get the best price for the blower motor resistor.

Don’t settle for the most expensive resistor but do not get the cheapest one either unless you feel like doing this repair again in a year.

The 2002 thru 2007 Ford Taurus is known to have issues with the automotive blower motor as well as the blower motor resistor.

According to a technical service bulletin released by Ford, the cowl vent screen and a poor seal are the causes of water entering the blower motor housing and damaging the automotive blower motor as well as the blower motor resistor.