3-Series (E21, E30)Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1975-1983 and 1984-1991 line. Specific models: BMW 315, BMW 316, BMW 318, BMW 318i, BMW 320/4, BMW 320i, BMW 320/6, BMW 323i, BMW 320i. E30 Family models include: BMW 325e, BMW 325i, BMW 325is, BMW 325ix.
just did this...it is the resistor. The resistor is located in the engine compartment directly above the blower motor. So you have to do exactly the same thing to replace the resistor as you would to replace the blower itself. It is a kind of goofy looking...a series of springs on an arced mounting plate that slides in/out of the blower motor housing....there are no electrical to this thing! Good luck, I replaced mine for $5 from a junk yard after I wrecked the original one in the process of replacing the blower motor. It's tight on the BMW in that heater blower motor area. best of luck
Well, i bought the resistor and for sure the repair manual is not correct. The repair manual says there is a compartment on the firewall that houses the fan motor and resistor...see the picture included here...i found no compartment. is this darn thing in the cabin for an 87 325es? Thanks for your help. http://terribleted65.wordpress.com/f...0/dscf2568.jpg
__________________ terribleted65 - new to bmw restoration but have restored 63 ford fairlane and 68 mustang conv. I look forward to the bmw experience.
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