Wow! I see I'm not the only one that's benefited from your efforts. Thanks so much for taking the time to describe the fix very clearly. And thanks to the others here for clarifying and adding good info. I have a 2003 ex with 153,000 miles and I seem to have this problem. I'll take the part out to test today and follow up with what I find.You know I have to take pics every time I pull apart the Pilot....
The power transistor for the rear blower in my 2003 stopped working the other day.
Thanks to Slayder, Sunday Rider, N_Jay, and many others who have posted on this problem.
Here is what I did to fix it.
I ordered the parts from Mouser Electronics. I got 2 of the thermal links and some thermal paste:
1 526-NTE303 1 1.770 1.77
1g HEATSINK COMPOUND
2 447-XYP2BN109-RC 2 0.400 0.80
Xicon Thermal Cutoff
TCO 114C 2A/250VAC
The total was $9.02 shipped.
1. Pull off the panel on the left side of the main console in the drivers footwell.
Here is a picture of the intake screen for the rear blower. You can see how clean I keep it, but the part still failed.
Got it finally. Guess I should have posted this sooner.:8:Can someone possibly help me figure out how to get the resistor out?
The harness is disconnected and the resistor turns back & forth probably a quarter of a turn. But no matter how much I push, pull turn twist, talk nice, talk not so nice to it, it won't come out.
I've used my hands and 2 different types of pliers all to no avail.
My next option is C4