How to Change the Fan Blower Motor in a 1995 Chevy Tahoe

by Richard Rowe

    Would a K5 Blazer by any other name still be as cool? That's the gamble Chevrolet took when it dropped the much-loved Blazer moniker in favor of the more rugged-sounding Tahoe. But that gamble paid off, as the 1992-and-later Tahoe name reached even higher levels of mainstream acclaim than its predecessor -- even if it didn't have a snazzy removable hard top.

    Items you will need

    • Socket set
    • Ratchet
    • Screwdriver set'
    • Inch-pound torque wrench
    Step 1

    Open the glove box door, and identify the screws that hold the glove compartment to the dashboard. Push the sides of the glove box door in to release the door's stop pins, and fully lower the door. Remove the screws and pull the glove box out until you can access the light's wiring harness. Unplug the wiring harness and pull the glove box compartment completely out.

    Step 2

    Remove the screws securing the right kick panel -- the piece of trim that the passenger's right foot would hit. Pull the trim panel off. You can see the blower motor through the glovebox opening, and you'll see the flange around it. Remove the screws from the flange. You may find that you'll also need to remove the right dashboard support bolt and unplug the computer's wiring harness to get the motor out. Do so, if necessary.

    Step 3

    Pull the old motor out carefully to avoid distorting the fan, and install a new motor as you removed the old one. Install the flange screws, and torque them to 15 inch-pounds with a torque wrench. Plug the computer back in and reinstall the dashboard bolt if you had to remove it. Reinstall the side kick panel trim and fasteners.

    Step 4

    Put the glove box back in, reconnect the lights, install the retaining screws and squeeze the sides of the glove box door as you push the door into it's cavity in the dash.

    Warning

    • If you had to disconnect the computer, your engine may run rough and your transmission may shift harshly until the computer finishes it's relearn process. Drive the vehicle normally without accelerating fast or braking hard for the first 10 miles.

    References

    • ProDemand; 1995 Chevrolet Tahoe; Components; HVAC Blower Motor; Procedures and Specs