negative... the heater blower in the dash works fine im talking bout a blower under the hood that is against the firewall, has a intake hose that runs on fender to front of car and gets fresh air. took it apart and saw a filter checked to see if blades were locked up but it was free. also has a vacume hose that runs from it to a vacume switch on the block then runs all the way around the front of motor to the area of the cam sensor. sorry but i think it is a start assist blower. ive seen them on all the e36 ive ever seen. as u stand in front of the car and look to the back fire wall and then as far left as you can there it is.