3-Series (E46, E90)Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1999 to Current. Models include: BMW 316i, BMW 318i, BMW 318Ci, BMW 320i, BMW 323i, BMW 325i, BMW 330i, BMW 328 Ci, BMW 328i, BMW 325i/xi, BMW 330Ci, BMW 320d, BMW 330d, BMW 335d.
I've got a 2001 E46 320i sedan, and I'm having a slight problem with the heaters not working on my car. The HVAC control unit seems to work ok, all the lights and stuff come up, however, when I turn the heaters on, nothing comes out of the vents! Not even at full blast. I can hear a faint sound in the background, which sounds like it could be the motor, so I think thats ok.
I've done some searching around on the internet, and most places seem to point towards replacing the final stage resistor (or final stage unit). There area some DIY's for this as well, however most are from the US, and therefore deal with LHD cars.
Can anybody tell me, where the final stage resistor is in a RHD car, and how I can go about changing it please?
Oh, I've already checked the relevant fuses and they seem to be ok.
^ nothing is comming out of the vents? is it comming out anywhere else? foot wells? defroster?
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I just had the same problem, and that thing was a pain in the ass to install. I don't like tearing apart a $40,000.00 car. I did probably save myself like $500.00 though from the stealer. I had to tear half of the dash apart to put mine in. It was quite difficult and took me several hours, but after installed it worked like a charm. It is really nice to have A/C and a defroster again! Good luck to those having the same problem.
Sucks man, I hope everything works out for you. I remember having to replace my AC compressor on my E39. The cooling/heating system on these cars is great when it works right, but when they break, it's a completely different story...
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