Blower Motor Resistors control the electrical current flowing from the fan switch to the blower fan. They allow motorists to set the fan at different speeds. High-temperature currents can melt the original connectors.
Standard® offers full-line coverage for domestic and import applications, with more than 770 blower motor resistors.
To help you restore proper HVAC functions, we manufacture high-quality replacements in our IATF 1649-certified North American facility. They match the fit, form, and function of the original. On top of that, we test them to ensure performance and reliability.
Due to technological advancements on today’s automotive heating and cooling systems, blower motor resistors have high amounts of current running through their connectors. As a result, the current produces heat that can melt the connector and resistor. Worn OE blower motors can create a demand for current that also damages the resistor or module. The excess current melts the wiring and plastic shroud, damaging the interface pins on the controller’s circuit board.
On most full-size GM trucks and SUVs from 2001–2007, the Blower Motor Resistor has two common failure modes: water damage and excess heat.
The GM vehicles are unable to manage condensation. If the duct is clogged, condensation will collect, creating a pool of water that can seep into and flood the Blower Motor Resistor module. Worn OE blower motors can create a demand for current that also damages the module. The excess current melts the wiring and plastic shroud, damaging the interface pins on the controller’s circuit board.
Our RU631 Blower Motor Resistor features several improvements over the OE, including an umbrella cover design that prevents water intrusion and a larger-output power device and upgraded two-ounce copper board that protects against overheating.
Larger output power device mounted directly to heat sink improves heat dissipation
Improved umbrella cover design prevents condensation from entering module
RTV sealant around heat sink and cover perimeter prevents water intrusion
Manufactured in the USA
Upgraded 2 oz. copper board increases conductivity and power dissipation to prevent overheating
Included wire harness undergoes voltage drop testing to ensure performance
Be sure to inspect the mating connector for signs of damage caused by excessive heat. If damaged, replace with a problem-solving Blue Streak® blower motor resistor kit or a premium Standard® connector.
Our Engineers sample-test every blower motor resistor for draw, resistance and RPM. Test samples are validated to precisely match the OE specs and meet or exceed the OE for durability. We examine performance at all speeds, and then conduct 48-hour load tests.
It’s how we know our blower motor resistors will operate at peak performance and deliver a long service life under all operating conditions.
Blue Streak® is proud to offer premium Blower Motor Resistor Kits as a high-quality solution for melted connectors and blower motor resistors. Blue Streak® improved on the OE design to create a connector that will withstand excessive heat and reduce future failure. Our connectors undergo thermal cycling testing to withstand extreme temperatures to prevent melting. Blue Streak® offers blower motor resistors that are direct-fit replacements and engineered to withstand the high amounts of current that can melt the resistor or connector.
Direct-fit replacement electrically operated resistor that replaces damaged OD units restoring A/C and heater blower motor variable speed control
Tin-plated steel terminals guarantees maximum contact and excellent fit, form and function
Made from high quality ceramics with copper electrical connectors to ensure accurate and precise resistance values for long life and high performance
Thermally protected with on-board fuse
Our plants are IATF 16949 and ISO 9001 certified which ensures that every part is the right part for the right vehicle
Precision resistor coils for better fan control
Kanthal D resistor wire provides longer life span for higher watt resistors
Undergoes testing with thermal cycling to withstand temperatures ranging from -22°F to 257°F
TXL copper wiring withstands high electric current to reduce heat-related failure
High-temp connector withstands extreme temperatures to prevent melting
There are numerous styles of Blower Motor Resistors. No matter what style of a resistor is being replaced in the vehicle you are working on, there are a few universal tips that should always be followed which we go over in this "Installation Spotlight" video.