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How to Replace the Blower Motor in a 1992 Honda Accord

by Tim Petruccio

The first Honda Accord was introduced in 1976 as a three-door hatchback. The Accord sedan was not released until 1979. The Honda Accord was the first Japanese car ever to be produced in the United States. The 1992 Honda Accord is equipped with a 2.2-liter, 125-horsepower, four-cylinder engine. The blower motor in the Honda Accord controls the flow of air through the heating and cooling system of the vehicle. The blower motor is usually removed for replacement or to clean the blower motor's fan cage.

Remove the negative battery cable from the battery with a 1/4-inch drive ratchet and socket.

Open the glove box and remove the four lid mounting screws with a Phillips head screwdriver. The lid mounting screws are located at the bottom of the glove box. Remove the glove box lid.

Remove the four mounting screws on the front corners of the glove box and the two mounting screws beneath the front lip of the glove box with the Phillips head screwdriver. Remove the glove box from the dashboard. The blower motor in the 1992 Accord is located behind the glove box inside the dashboard. Removing the glove box is the easiest way to access the blower motor.

Insert a flat head screwdriver between the blower motor and the small vent tube protruding from the motor. Push the screwdriver handle away from the blower motor to pry the tube off of the motor completely.

Remove the three blower motor mounting bolts with the 1/4-inch drive ratchet and socket. The 1/4-inch drive tools are small enough to give you room to maneuver inside the tight space in the dashboard. Remove the electrical connector from the blower motor by hand. Remove the blower motor from the dashboard.

Install the new blower motor. Install the small vent tube onto the new blower motor by hand. Tighten the three blower motor mounting bolts between 30 and 50 foot-pounds of torque with the 1/4-inch drive ratchet and socket.

Reattach the positive and negative wires onto their appropriate terminals on the blower. Reinstall the glove box and tighten all of the glove box bolts between 10 to 20 foot-pounds of torque with the 1/4-inch drive ratchet and socket.

Replace the glove box lid and tighten the bolts between 10 and 20 foot-pounds of torque with the Phillips head screwdriver.

Reinstall the negative battery cable onto the battery and tighten the cable between 20 and 40 foot-pounds of torque.

Tip

  • You can test the blower motor directly from the battery. Connect the positive post of the battery to the positive post on the blower. Use a simple wire for this procedure. Make the connection between the negative battery post and negative blower motor post in the same fashion. The motor will automatically turn at its highest speed if the motor is good. If the blower motor does not turn, the motor is bad. If the blower motor turns slowly or starts up slowly, then the motor is bad.

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About the Author

Tim Petruccio is a professional writer and automotive mechanic. His writing combines more than 20 years of mechanical experience in automotive service, service management, automotive education and business ownership. He assisted in the automotive beta, which launched March 2011.

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