Q: Why does my front blower motor not work on my 2013 Toyota Highlander

asked by on

Front blower not running when heat or a/c is on. How do I check the blower and where is the resistor located?

My car has 45000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hello. If the blower motor is not working it is typically caused by an issue with the resistor, though it can be the motor itself. I usually check to see if the motor is getting power. If it is getting power then the motor is bad. If there is not power then most of the time it is caused by the resistor. It is located under the dash next to the blower in the HVAC duct. It can also be tested with a voltage meter. If you want to have this issue checked, consider YourMechanic, as a certified mechanic can come to you to [diagnose why the blower is not working] https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/heater-blower-motor-replacement

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Why does my front blower motor not work on my 2013 Toyota Highlander

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Car alarm goes off all on its own, can’t start car

This is a common issue for this generation of Highlander. The contacts in the hood latch for the alarm system wear out or otherwise get damaged through use. If the alarm computer is not sensing proper voltage through the switch,...

Q: The engine revs up and lurches toward, while applying brakes

It is possible that your brake master cylinder is leaking brake fluid into your power brake booster. Your power brake booster is connected to engine vacuum so if a flammable liquid such as brake fluid were to enter the power...

Q: My heater/air conditioner blows out hot and cold air appropriately, but makes a horrible grinding noise

This is a sign of a faulty blower motor. As you know, these have electric motors in them that wear out over time and will begin to make squeaking or grinding noises as the bearings begin to wear out. The...

Related articles

What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.