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Old 09-24-2009, 07:21 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Exclamation Internal blower fan failure

Just brought a 1998 E36 BMW 318i SE and after a week the internal blower fans have stopped working. I have dual digital A/C and the whole panel still works and all lights light up as normal. I have been told that it will be the final stage unit. Can someone please confirm this.
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Old 09-24-2009, 08:16 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I would first make sure that the fan has not seized up. Just get to it and make sure it is still working. If it still works, then it would be the final stage unit.
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99% sure it's fsu
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Cheers, but how owuld I know the fan has seized?
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usually the fan will get noisy before it seizes up. final stage units are common for giving up the ghost. there's good DIY on this site for the fix
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Red face Excuse my ignorance

But where can I find the DIY fix for this on this site? I am knew to this site and am still trying to navigate it.

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That's better the final stage unit is the problem,as mentioned by CW, and fuse #50 is in the loom which is located on yours below the glove box:

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