What Is a Chevy Malibu Blower Motor Resistor?


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The blower motor resistor on the Chevy Malibu controls the electrical current to the blower motor. A blower motor's speed depends on how much electrical power is provided. Increased electrical current increases the blower motor's ability to rotate and blow more air.

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The blower motor resistor is usually found under the dashboard near the blower motor. It is configured as a set of coils mounted on a non-conductive tray. The set of coils are of different sizes and thickness. The thinner wires have less resistance, which allows more current through and increases the fan speed. A thicker wire has more resistance, which decreases the fan speed.

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