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#1 (permalink) Old 03-03-2005, 05:42 PM
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I need help on this one guys cause the car temperature is so messed up. I have a 316i E36 saloon. The temperature controls don't seem to be working correctly. Heat to the windscreen and the floor is hot, but the front vents on the dash are cold. I don't seem to have any control over the temperature of the car. If I set the temperature to cold, the windscreen and the floor vents are still coming out hot. If I set the temperature to hot, the front vents on the dash are still blowing out cold air. I definately need help on this one.
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#2 (permalink) Old 03-03-2005, 06:48 PM
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Year would help, infact what would help more is if you told us if you have digital climate or not.

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sounds like you have your top vents set to cold. underneath of the top vent in the middle of the dash, right next to where the open/close vent thing is, is a control for hot/cold. just turn it over to the red and heat should be coming out.

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Year would help, infact what would help more is if you told us if you have digital climate or not.
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Its the 95 model. I don't have the digital control, its the basic analogue style.
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Originally posted by Deewade+Mar 4 2005, 10:13 AM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Deewade @ Mar 4 2005, 10:13 AM)</div><div class='quotemain'><!--QuoteBegin-Reedalicious@Mar 3 2005, 11:48 PM
Year would help, infact what would help more is if you told us if you have digital climate or not.
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Its the 95 model. I don't have the digital control, its the basic analogue style.
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Ya didn't mention if moving your knob below the middle vents from blue to red solved your problem. That sure sounds like it could be the cause of the cold air.

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Anyone know why my hot air smells like antifreeze sometimes? and in cold weather the vents release and odd fog.
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Anyone know why my hot air smells like antifreeze sometimes? and in cold weather the vents release and odd fog.
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You've got a leak somewhere in your heating system...could be a hose. When you turn the heat on, hot radiator coolant flows through the interior heater and the fan blows air over the heater providing hot air. Check hoses.

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Year would help, infact what would help more is if you told us if you have digital climate or not.
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Its the 95 model. I don't have the digital control, its the basic analogue style.
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Ya didn't mention if moving your knob below the middle vents from blue to red solved your problem. That sure sounds like it could be the cause of the cold air.
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Moving the know from blue to red doesn't seem to do anything.
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