Do it yourself, change the blower motor on your Toyota 4Runner. The repair process we show you next is similar for models made between the years 1996 and 2002. You will require a Phillips screwdriver and an 8 mm socket wrench, with a ratchet and an extension. The whole process is simple and it will probably take you less than 20 minutes.
First, open the front door on the passenger’s side and start by removing the four Phillips screws that hold the silicone plate located down, on the car’s floor. After you get rid of the screws, pull the plate up and out of its clips.
By doing that, you will be able to remove another panel, located to the right extremity, to the front of the vehicle. You can do that by hand, by pulling it out firmly. This will give you better access to the blower motor, that is located just beneath the glove box.
After you remove the plastic panels, go to the blower motor beneath the dashboard, unplug its electrical connector and remove the three 8 mm bolts that secure it. You will find them on the edges of the motor, looking like the one see in the next image.
After you do it, the blower motor will come out without any effort. Replace it with a new one and install everything back as it was before, reversing the steps above. This is all you need to do, if you wish to remove and replace the blower motor on your Toyota 4Runner, the model made between 1996 and 2002.