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I want to get an OEM blower motor for a 2003 Avalon XLS. My local dealer wants $190 for it. Rock Auto doesn't have it. Amazon wants $183 for it. Does anyone know of a good reliable source for ordering OEM parts online? Thanks. The original blower motor was a Denso.
 

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Many of us use Toyota of Cool Springs. They are vendors here and have decent prices for OEM parts.
Thank you for that reference. It looks like it would be $145 which includes shipping vs. about $205 to get it locally which includes tax. I'll keep it in mind.


There are all kinds of these blower motors in scrap yards, and many are local to me but I'm a little hesitant to put a used one in the car. They range in price from $40 to $100.
 

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The blower motor came today (Thursday 1-19-2017) by UPS ground. I ordered it on Saturday 1-14-2017. Toyota of Cool Springs ordered it from some Toyota outfit in Cincinnati, Ohio. 5 days wasn't very long to wait. UPS ground was $18. But it was loose in the box. The blower motor bounced around inside the box. And with UPS ground, it was handled about 10 different times before it finally got to me. So, the fan was just a little bit out-of-round. It didn't stop me from using it. I installed it, and it seems to work just fine. There is no more whirring noise coming from the blower motor at low speeds--or high speeds. So I saved about $60 by doing it this way. On my budget, it was worth it. For some folks it probably isn't worth it. Good communication and tracking info from Toyota of Cool Springs in Franklin, TN. You can see in one of the pictures that it was made on 7/13/16.





 
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