How to Replace the Blower on a 1995 Dodge Dakotaby Ashton Daigle
Warm and cold air are circulated through your 1995 Dodge Dakota's vents by the blower motor. If the air does not blow out of your vents, or if it only blows at a very low speed even when it is turned up, it means your blower motor has failed or is in the process of going out. Replacement of the blower motor takes about 30 minutes. Purchase your new blower motor at an auto parts store or your Dodge dealership.
Pull the hood release lever on your Dodge Dakota and then use your ratchet set to take off the negative battery cable.
Open your Dakota's glove compartment and take out all the objects inside it.
Push the side arms of the glove box in and work them off the inner tracks. This will allow the glove box to drop into a completely downward angle and will give you easy access to your Dakota's blower motor.
Remove the plastic wiring plug from the back of your Dakota's heater housing. It will unplug by hand.
Loosen and remove the three screws that hold the blower motor to the heater housing with a Phillips screwdriver. Set the screws aside and lift your Dakota's old blower motor out.
Set the new blower motor into position and hand-start the three screws that hold it in place. Tighten these screws down with your screwdriver and then plug the plastic wiring connector back into place.
Pop your glove box back onto the track, put your items back into it and then shut the glove box.
Replace your Dakota's negative battery cable.
Items you will need
- Ratchet set
- Replacement blower motor