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Old 03-17-2011
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Default Blower Fan for dash air

Can anyone tell me, where is the Dash Blower Fan located in a 1996 Blue Bird Wonderlodge WB.

WE have a SGM Co. Inc. under dash control box with 8 vent hoses on the top.
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The blower motor is located in metal plenum that houses the air conditioning evaporator, right in front of the passenger seat, in the lower dash. I had a problem with mine last year and the easiest way to access it is through the front of the bus. Give me a call, it is way to hard to explain in writing.
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Old 03-22-2011
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We found the blower motor by cutting a hole in the front SGM metal cover, & repairing the fan blower. A new panel & insulating pad were installed for future access.

Thank you to Peter for giving this advice.
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I finally got around to fixing my dash blower motor. On the way to Quartzsite last year, my blower motor quit after the smell of electrical wire burning. I took it apart last year and found that the spade electrical connectors in the wires to the blower were melted. I joined the wires and it worked but shortly after that it started making noise and would not work on low. I cut a large hole in the metal plenum that holds the motor and removed it. I took the motor apart, cleaned the shaft, and greased the bearings, and also repaired the plastic case. The plastic case that holds the motor was broken in a few spots, I suspect from when it was installed. I repaired it with a hot stick glue gun.
I then re-installed the motor and made a cover from the top of an old washing machine. I cut the steel out of the top and glued some rubber on the back to keep it from sweating ( the original metal box is lined with rubber.)
I thought that others might like to see the inside of this metal box. When the unit is assembled they install the blower motor first, then the heater core, then the evaporator, then the unit that directs the air flow. You can take it apart the way it was put together but that would be very expensive and time consuming. By cutting a hole in the back (or the front) of the metal plenum, depending on how you look at it, is much easier and faster. I used a nibbler to cut the steel after cutting the corners with a drill hole saw. Be careful not to go to deep as there is lots of stuff to hit in there.
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Peter,

What thickness rubber did you use? And THANKS for the pics!
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The original is a black rubber about 3/16" thick. I used some blue rubber/plastic that was packing material when I bought windows, I had it so I used it. It was about 1/8" thick. I think the purpose is just to stop water from condensing on the steel when the air conditioning is being used.
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John,
When you replace your w/s wipers, save the rubber inserts. You can use them for that and many more purposes.
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Good thinking, Steve!
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you cover the entire surface of the metal, on the inside, l with the rubber. This insulates the steel so it doesn't get cold with the air conditioned ai,r and cause water to form on the outside of themetal box.
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