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Old 05-17-2009, 08:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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a/c blowing cold only on left vents

Yes, it is hot this weekend in Sacramento and a good time to turn up the AC. I noticed that only the driver side vents blow cold air. The passenger side vents blow ambient/hot air.

Any idea where to start looking?
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Does the car have separate climate controls for each side? I'd have to wonder if there's an issue with the ducts on the dash.
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no, it only has one climate control for the whole cabin
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I've actually heard about this a lot with e46's. From what I understand the driver side always blows a little colder...I know mine does.

I've read that you just need to get the R-134 refilled and that should fix your problem.
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I've actually heard about this a lot with e46's. From what I understand the driver side always blows a little colder...I know mine does.
Strange, why would BMW design it that way...


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I've read that you just need to get the R-134 refilled and that should fix your problem.
I'll try to have my refrigerant checked.
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Yea I've heard is something to do with the location of the compressor?
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This exact problem has now happened to me two summers in a row. Last summer I took it to the dealer, they said nothing was wrong, but they did top off the refrigerant and that fixed it.
Can I do this myself? I'd really like to avoid a trip in to the mechanic.
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i recently experienced the same issue. after recharging the a/c the problem was solved thanks for the helpfull info
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