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This was done on a 1999 Dodge Durango I have read that it's the same for years 1998-2000. Then Dodge moved it to inside the cab. Not sure if Dakotas are the same.



REMOVAL

-Disconnect the Negative Battery Cable. (see pic #1)

-Remove the windshield wipers: (PART 1) pop the cap up that is covering the nut that holds the wipers on. With a flat blade screwdriver use the little indent to pry up the cap (see pic # 2,3)

-Remove the windshield wipers: (PART 2) With either a 15mm socket or wrench (see pic # 4,5) After nut has been loosened use a screw driver along with a towel and place screwdriver under wiper arm with towel under the screw driver to prevent scratches on the wiper cowl. Now take a hammer and hit the bolt while prying up on the screwdriver. You can leave the nut on to give you a bigger surface to hit. (see pic # 6,7)


-Remove the wiper cowl cover panel. This will have 8 plastic push clips that are easy to remove. I found that if you push down not to hard you can get a tool under and pry the push clip up. If you don't have the tool I'm sure that a screwdriver will work too. (see pic # 8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29)

-Before you remove the wiper cowl there are two (2) small hoses under the wiper cowl that have to be removed first. One for the windshield washer sprayers and one thats some kind of VAC line. Both of these hoses are located on the passenger side under the wiper cowl. (see pic # 30,31,32,33) Once both hoses are disconnected take wiper cowl off and set aside.

-Reach through the cowl access hole (see pic # 34,35) to remove the two 5/16 screws that secure the blower motor resistor to the cowl panel. I found using a mirror and just trying to stay calm worked really good. (see pic # 36,37,38,39)


-Pull the blower motor resistor and it's wire harness out of the firewall and disconnect the connector. (see pic # 40,41) It will not come out very far I had to disconnect the resistor from the wire harness connector in the little space where I was working.



INSTALLATION is in reverse order

-I got the new resistor from the local Dodge dealer and I had to remove a plate from the new one. I can only imagine that you have to go from inside the cab to replace this plate. (see pic #42,43,44,45)

-Plug the blower motor resistor into the wire harness connector.

-Install the blower motor resistor into the cowl panel by feeding the wire harness back into the fire wall.

-Install and tighten the two 5/16 screws that secure the blower motor resistor to the cowl panel. I found that using the mirror, and a magnet that will hold the screw upright worked really good, oh yea and staying calm. (see pic #46,47) Tighten the mounting screws.

-Reinstall the cowl cover and all the push clips (see pic # 8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29)

-Reinstall wiper arms. There are what I think are wiper markings on the windshield that I lined my wipers up with THEN tightened the nut that holds the arm on. (see pic # 48,19,50,51,52)

-Connect the Negative Battery Cable.
 

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