2001 Ford Escort Q&A
2001 Ford Escort Question: How do you take down the relay box on a 2001 under Driver Side dash?
There is a 10 mm nut I took out but there is also a huge slotted 17mm plastic nut mounted to firewall towards the front of car. I have been turning on it forever with a big screw driver, doesn't come off. I need to change the blower motor relay and of course it is all the way in the back. I have copied and pasted a similar thread for detail. Q&A 1999 Ford Escort Question: blower motor relay Question chas1376, 2.0L 4 Cylinder SOHC, Pittsburgh, PA, January 17, 2011, 16:47 Profile_thumbnail Rookie Where would blower motor relay be located?Ford shop manual I have says 30amp fuse is located driveside next to fusebox which I found,however,it does not give location of relay.I get no voltage at motor.Thanks,Chas1376 1 Answer Flag This Follow this Question Answer #1 DaveJHM January 17, 2011, 21:48 Profile_thumbnail Master I think you should focus on the blower motor resistor, which is in line to the blower motor under the passenger side dash. Flag This Like | 2 people like this Reply Visitor, January 18, 2011, 07:46 A schematic of circuit shows wiper fuse(checks good) picks up relay coil,so blower motor circuit starts at 30 amp fuse(checks good),through contacts on relay to motor before resistors or control switch then to ground,I am not getting any voltage to motor which makes me believe motor relay is defective.My manual says relay is locate under driver's side,but I do not see it.Thanks,Chas Flag This Reply DaveJHM, January 18, 2011, 20:36 Profile_thumbnail Master Chas, Begging your pardon -- just that I've seen many Escort/Tracer blower motor resistors fail and melt. To answer your question - there is a relay box up underneath the drivers side dash near the cowl. It houses 6-7 relays. Looks like it's buried up there pretty far. Good luck. Flag This Reply Visitor, January 19, 2011, 09:21 I found it, you are right.It is housed under driver side inside with other relays upside down in white plastic box.Removedtop nut with#10 socket,also attacked with straight screwdriver on inside firewall replaced relay no joy.Going to blower motor right side passenger side and jump out motor.The circuit is 30 amp fuse,relay,motor to control panel including resistor bank.Motor wire blue/black wired to ground should operate motor with ignition switch on.that is my next step.Thanks for the reply,Chas Flag This Reply DaveJHM, January 19, 2011, 20:28 Profile_thumbnail Master Just quickly, have you looked at the resistor and wiring? Your theory of attack all sounds great, but cutting to the chase...if I had to put money on it... Flag This - trial and error
you have to pry off that plastic 17mm "nut" - Tomiko