1997-2003 Chevy Malibu Blower Motor Resistor

This part replaces:

  • DORMAN 973-001
  • OE # 89018413

  • New

This Resistor for the Blower Motor is a new, aftermarket replacement part. It is just what you need to bring your heating and A/C blower system back to good working order! On most vehicles it is mounted to the HVAC unit inside the passenger compartment. It can be accessed from the passenger foot well area.


  • New, not remanufactured or rebuilt
  • Direct replacement
  • Replaces dealer part number: 8693262
  • Built to strict quality control standards
  • 100% tested prior to leaving the factory
  • 5 Terminal connection

If you are experiencing intermittent stopping during use or the fan only works in one position this may be your solution!

These are electrical parts and are all tested before they leave our warehouse. This electrical item is not returnable, it is only eligible for exchange.

Left Hand Drive Note:

“All of our auto parts are intended for Left Hand Drive USDM vehicles and might not have been tested on Right Hand Drive platforms. If your vehicle is Right Hand Drive, please do your research prior to making a purchase to ensure the part is correct for your specific vehicle.”

Lifetime Warranty

Effective June 23, 2014: This item is backed by a manufacturer's Limited Lifetime Warranty. In the event this item should fail due to manufacturing defects during intended use, we will exchange the part free of charge (excludes shipping charges) for the original purchaser. Please keep your invoice for proof of this warranty.

  1. Remove the blower motor fan speed resistor
    • Remove the plastic panel under the passenger side dash by removing the push clip.
    • Pry up the center of the clip and pull the body of the clip out.
    • Remove the two 7 mm bolts with your socket and driver and pull the metal panel down and out.
    • Unplug the courtesy light underneath.
    • Carefully move the computer (ECU) box aside.
    • Unplug the blower motor resistor leads.
    • Unbolt the resistor with a 7/32 inch socket and ratchet.
  2. install the new resistor
    • Insert the resistor into place and bolt in with your 7/32 inch socket.
    • Plug in the leads.
    • Put the ECU back and plug in the courtesy light bulb.
    • Bolt the metal panel back in with your 7 mm socket and ratchet
    • Clip the plastic panel back up with the push clip.

How-to Video:

(05:50 min)

Tools List:

    Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet
  • Socket Extensions

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 7mm Socket

  • Sockets - SAE

  • 7/32 Inch Socket

  • Specialty Tools

  • Flashlight

This part replaces:

  • DORMAN 973-001
  • OE # 89018413

Vehicle Fit

  • 2004-2005 Chevy Classic Blower Motor Resistor
  • 1997-2003 Chevy Malibu Blower Motor Resistor
  • 1992-1998 Olds Achieva Blower Motor Resistor
  • 1999-2004 Olds Alero Blower Motor Resistor
  • 1998-1999 Olds Cutlass Blower Motor Resistor
  • 1999-2005 Pontiac Grand Am Blower Motor Resistor
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