last nite, it was cold driving but i know (or so i thought) that my heating didnt work, until my gf got me to try it. it was set to blow air onto the windshield, nd when i turned both knobs to hot after a while it actually got hot, to my amazement. then i tried turning so the air blows trough the front vents, but here the air would come out cold! does anyone knw whts goin on? it cnt be my heating core now, can it?
Believe it or not this is normal for some reason. The heating only works for Floor/Windshield although there are two slots by the doors that give out warm air. The rest i.e. front of the dash is for cold air. Strange but true.
Oops. You guys, I was wondering this too... There is a seperate control for that middle vent. The dual a/c for the e36 a/c seems to really be a triple. If you look below that center vent, in addition to the i/o wheel, there's a wheel that has some blue dots and red dots. That controls what comes out of that middle vent. If you turn it... uh, right (I think), so that the red dots are showing, hot air will come out. If you turn it left (I think) so that the blue dots are showing, cold air will come out. Turn it to the middle so the line is visible to get a mix.
Yeah, I know, it's weird that this is independent of the two other controls (left for driver, right for passenger), but it's also pretty nifty. More like triple zone a/c.
The AutoGuide.com network consists of the largest network of enthusiast-owned enthusiast-operated automotive communities.
AutoGuide.com provides the latest car reviews, auto show coverage, new car prices, and automotive news. The AutoGuide network operates more than 100 automotive forums where our users consult peers for shopping information and advice, and share opinions as a community.