Where is the ac/heater fan motor located and is it necessary to remove the entire dash?
2006 Toyota Avalon

Where is the ac/heater fan motor located and is it necessary to remove the entire dash?

(2006 Toyota Avalon)
Im told by local repair garage that it is necessary to remove the entire dashboard to replace the fan motor and that it will cost $1700. 8 hours of labor plus the cost of the motor. Is this correct?
What seems to make the problem better or worse? The fan speed varies and the control function does not affect it.
How long have you had this problem? 3 days
Tags: toyota, avalon
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on October 22, 2019

Same year Camry blower motor is located just behind the black hush panel - below the glove box.

Hush panel un-clips using flat blade screwdriver then it can be removed and laid aside.

Then there is a wire connector to the blower motor and 3 bolts holding the blower assembly into place - The 3 bolts takes 8 mm (optional 5/16) socket, a 4 inch extension and a ratchet - all in 1/4 inch drive.


Skilled mechanic = 20 minutes ... DIYer with a few skills = 40 minutes tops.

I do not think the Avalon is any different.

Good luck!
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on October 22, 2019

It takes the exact same blower motor assembly for both Camry and Avalon - so I strongly suspect the replacement procedures are identical..

I have replaced a 2006 Camry blower assembly but not an Avalon - however I’m willing to place a bet they’re the same..

Do the repair yourself or with the assistance of an auto repair savvy friend and save yourself $1,600.00... > A quality replacement blower assembly is $100.00.

Happy motoring!
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on October 22, 2019

Same year Camry blower motor is located just behind the black hush panel - below the glove box.

Hush panel un-clips using flat blade screwdriver then it can be removed and laid aside.

Then there is a wire connector to the blower motor and 3 bolts holding the blower assembly into place - The 3 bolts takes 8 mm (optional 5/16) socket, a 4 inch extension and a ratchet - all in 1/4 inch drive.


Skilled mechanic = 20 minutes ... DIYer with a few skills = 40 minutes tops.

I do not think the Avalon is any different.

Good luck!
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on October 22, 2019

It takes the exact same blower motor assembly for both Camry and Avalon - so I strongly suspect the replacement procedures are identical..

I have replaced a 2006 Camry blower assembly but not an Avalon - however I’m willing to place a bet they’re the same..

Do the repair yourself or with the assistance of an auto repair savvy friend and save yourself $1,600.00... > A quality replacement blower assembly is $100.00.

Happy motoring!

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