Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Rochester NY
Vehicle: 2001 Dodge Durango
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Although I started this, I guess I am X3!!
I did change the resistor ($12.00), blower ($75.00) and got the resistor harness ($75.00) installed and all works. I will fell better after a few weeks. My good friend (an electrical engineer for Delphi (GM)) helped me (did most of it) installing the harness. He cut back the wires and soldered in the connections and heat shrunk them. Looks better than new. Anyway, he commented that this is really something that should be a recall issue for Dodge, but since there were no fires or occupant hazard that that would not happen. I am not complaining about my Durango (it has been great), just want to share thoughts and comments.
It was also interesting that the local Dodge dealer commented that they were out of these harnesses and have been "selling them like crazy"! Also, another dealer said that there were 3 upgrades to this harness repair kit and the price went from $19 > $75.