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Hello there. My 2017 pilot front blower motor suddenly stopped working with no noticable noise before hand. Rear still blows but not cold. I was thinking it could be the the resistor but from my experience it's usually doesn't cause it to completely stop. With the pilot only three years old and no noticable abnormal sounds coming from it before hand I don't believe it's the motor. I read somewhere before that when the resistor on a Pilot goes out that they do infact cause the fan to stop completely. I checked fuses,relays and they are good. So if anyone came across this before and knows the solution I would much appreciate if you can help me out.
 

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Just wanted to update so if anyone else comes across this problem in the future. So the problem was the resistor it was bad so it caused the blower to completely stop working and no a/c to the rear. Most cases when the resistor goes bad you still have high fan speed but apparently not with the ones Honda uses. If your past your warranty and have this issue you should be safe in just buying a resistor at your local parts dealer.$95 at Honda dealership
 

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Sorry didn't take any, but it's located under the passenger side dash towards the center console. Super easy to get to and only has two bolts to take it out. You will also see a green wire from the harness going into the connector. Same wire that goes to the blower.
 

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I changed mine and I think it blew the actual blower motor it started smoking so I shut it off but now what
Blower motor itself may be going bad or might check to see if anything is preventing it from turning. I hot wire these straight to the battery to check.
 

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Blower motor replaced still nothing. I find if I connect a jumper cable to the ground side of the connection and ground it to the chasis it will turn on full blast and the controls no longer work..... what does that mean?
Electrical wiring Line Gas Automotive lighting Electrical supply
 

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Blower motor replaced still nothing. I find if I connect a jumper cable to the ground side of the connection and ground it to the chasis it will turn on full blast and the controls no longer work..... what does that mean? View attachment 151127
There are ground connection to the chassis. Sounds like a ground is broke, disconnected. I'm not sure where that wire is grounded, but you might check the firewall or around the fender well.
 

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Ok finally fixed it your not gonna believe it. It was actually very very simple. My blower motor was rusted and could not spin. I assumed it was the resistor and changed it. Unfortunately because the fan was stuck it blew the new resistor as soon as it was installed. I fought for days and finally got another resistor. That's mortally all out needed. Dw40 on the blower motor through the hole and spinning it a few times freed it up then replacing the resistor made everything right as rain. Dang that was frustrating but I'm glad I didn't quit cause I still love my pilot
 

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Ok finally fixed it your not gonna believe it. It was actually very very simple. My blower motor was rusted and could not spin. I assumed it was the resistor and changed it. Unfortunately because the fan was stuck it blew the new resistor as soon as it was installed. I fought for days and finally got another resistor. That's mortally all out needed. Dw40 on the blower motor through the hole and spinning it a few times freed it up then replacing the resistor made everything right as rain. Dang that was frustrating but I'm glad I didn't quit cause I still love my pilot
That WD-40 is good stuff. 😁👍
Glad you figured it out.
 
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