Ok well I just got my 98' 328i, and the AC doesn't work and I don't really know why. The heater and climate control work, but it just doesnt blow cold air. I can't check if i have refrigerant or not b/c the compressor shut off and I can't check the pressure. Another problem I'm having is the climate control panel turns off sometimes, it just shuts off and gets black and you can't do anything about it, so I'm thinking the AC and this is linked. I've seen posts about replacing a capacitator on the board of the climate control comp, so I'm thinking I will try that first, but I'm wondering if anyone has experienced such problems or has any advice? thanks guys, any help is greatly appreciated.