A blower motor is a type of motorized device that blows — like a fan — during operation. As defined by specialists at Repair Pal, a blower motor is "an electronic device with three or more progressive resistors that allow the heater blower motor to operate at slower speeds."
The blower motor on a 2005 Cadillac Escalade is located underneath the passenger's side of the dashboard. The resistor is also located in this area. Replacement blower motors can be found at a variety of carriers including but not limited to: RockAuto.com and AutoPartsWarehouse.com.
You can also find the blower motor on a Cadillac Escalade by removing the trim located below the glove compartment on the passenger side. The blower motor is black in color and must be turned counter-clockwise to be removed.
To remove and replace the blower motor, the electrical current must be disconnected for save removal of the resistor. Unlike some vehicles, where the blow motor is easily accessible, the locating on the blower motor on a 2005 Cadillac Escalade requires some removal of the the dashboard.
As seen on several discussion forums regarding the Cadillac Escalade, some consumers had a difficult time located the blower motor on models other the the 2005. For instance, on a 1996 Escalade, the blower motor is located on the driver sides. The blow motor location will vary from vehicle to vehicle. Discussion forums related to the blower motor topic can be found by visiting sites like www.cadillacforums.com, where experts and non-experts seek advice regarding Cadillacs in particular.