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Old 07-09-2004, 12:45 AM   #1 (permalink)
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hey guys
everytime i start up my car now and warm it up for a minute, i hear a hizzin sound from somethin...sounds like a motor going crazy...so far i have only noticed it while in neutral and dont think it happens when i am in motion ..its coming from my dashboard somewhere or could be the engine compartment. any idea ? sorry for the vague description but thats all i can think of now...thanks
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Old 07-09-2004, 11:08 AM   #2 (permalink)
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anyone have a clue about this ?
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I can't speak for your car, but on the E32s, the noise is the stepper motors (air distribution motors) positioning the flappers for your air distribution outlets (vents).
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normal sound.
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hey
thanks guys,
ben u saying this sound is normal and happens ?
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just for clarification...... what does a "hizzin" sound actually sound like???

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ya. its something to do with the climate control system if if i recall.
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any way to fix it ben ? or just leave it and it should mess anythin up majorly ?
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