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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.

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Old 01-09-2006, 07:59 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi,

Just finished replacing the instrument lights on the center console of my 87 325. The next day, I heard a soft click, and the mystery part (see pic) fell into the storage area in front of the ash tray. Now the air conditioner will not work, and it's green light will not come on.

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Try this out. I hope it helps......http://www.realoem.com/bmw/
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it goes to the windsheild vent or the face vents slider swich*. you will have to take out the face plate........

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man i'am sleepy, can't think, but it goes to your control vents
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Thanks all!

I took the dash apart again and found that the mystery part is an
electrical contact that travels accross a circuit board just under the
center air switch. (dash vents) It's purpose it to prevent the air conditioning
from activating if the air slider is closed. To prevent icing up I guess.
I simply spliced the two wires from the circuit board together and Voila!
The air conditioning works!

Thanks for you input!

Jim
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