a/c heater fan not working on 2006 Hummer H3

my a/c heater fan quit working, the fuses are ok. what could be wrong

by in Fredericktown, OH on July 08, 2010
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8 answers 8 comments
ANSWER by , April 27, 2011
Same thing happened to our 2006 H3. the fan motor stopped working, but then started again and then stopped again (about 5 times) then finally quit for good.. The problem was with a shorting fan harness wire which in most cases throws the resistor out with it.. I have seen this problem as a certified mechanic hundreds of times and my opinion this is a recall issue due to the shorting out wires and the placement of the wireing harness which takes the path of some bad engineering and has set itself up to fail... This could cause a dangerous problem and could result in a fire... I am asking the manufacture to look into this problem and consider a recall... I think everyone else should do the same thing so the manufacture is made aware of the safety issue.. not to mention the expense that the owner puts out to fix the problem..
COMMENT by , July 13, 2011
has there been a recall for this as mine now has the same problem
COMMENT by , July 01, 2013
My Hummer did the same thing this weekend and my hubby who is a mechanic found the same issue. The wiring harness was melted to the resistor. I am so irritated to see that this hasn't been recalled and there are so many with the same issue.
COMMENT by , August 15, 2014
Same thing for me too. Do you thing a non-mechanic person could fix it? :)
COMMENT by , August 21, 2014
I found this. It looks simple. I hope it helps. http://youtu.be/n4lv3ZLWONQ
ANSWER by , August 09, 2015
There is a recall on this. Take it to GM they have to repair it for free. Just came out July 1 2015.
COMMENT by , November 21, 2015
Feeling FRUSTRATED after contacting 3 different GM locations to address the recall (#15042 - blower motor resistor). As of November 2015, GM has not come out with a new part for replacement. They just tell you to wait…it’s been 4 months experiencing heating issues, so I will use some of the videos to take action. Thanks!
ANSWER by , December 05, 2010
I went through this back in the summer. It appears the wiring harness going to the resistor on the blower motor is faulty. Mine got hot and melted part of the plug. Got a replacement harness from the dealer and it has worked fine ever since.
ANSWER by , November 10, 2010
I had same thing happen, it was a loose wire in the harness behind the glove box. I moved it around till it came back on and it has woked ever since (4mths)
COMMENT by , April 07, 2011
The same thing happened and we too moved it around and it worked for several months and now the same problem. Regardless of how much I move the wires, it's not making a connections. Going to try the harness replacement. See if that works.
ANSWER by , December 16, 2010
same thing happened to me Hummer said it would be about $500 for them to fix, parts were 125 installed it myself worked for 6 months and today coldest day of the year the heating element burned out again! Just one of the many problems with this GM, H3's are junk
ANSWER by , September 28, 2015
MY Hummer H3 is in the Caribbean. How the heck can I get this problem solved? I sure can't take my hummer in. does anyone know if I can send the resistor and harness in by post?
ANSWER by , March 17, 2011
Had the same thing happen to me. Had the Fan Diode burn out which aslo melted the harnees to the fan. Had replaced at dealer at a cost of $336.00. (Diode $300.00)
ANSWER by , July 24, 2010
my a/c stop working in my hummer h3
COMMENT by , September 15, 2010
Same thing happened with me I'm told my fan motor went out - and it's going to cost 500 to replace -
COMMENT by , August 09, 2015
Don't let them make you pay for that, there's a recall on blower.