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Old 02-22-2004, 06:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello,

I'm a new BMW owner, first BMW that I've owned, but always wanted. Anyway, when using my Defroster, it turns the fan up really high (as I expect it would); but the temperature within a few seconds is enough to run you out of the car. My question is how do I get the temperature to cool down while using the defroster. No matter what I have the climate control within the car set at (65, 60, 59, etc) the defroster temperature doesn't change. Is this normal or a way to change this that I don't know about?


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Old 02-23-2004, 11:04 PM   #2 (permalink)
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how hot is it exactly , a proper working defroster is suppose to be hot.
how i was told to test it is to hold your hand in front of a vent and you should only be able to hold it there for a very short period of time (depending on how maintained your hands are , yeah it sounds silly but some peoples hands are more rugged than others)

all i can tell you is that your lucky that your defrost works so well, some people arent that lucky. if it is that much of a problem though i suggest taking it to the dealership to see if there is anything they can do.
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So you mean to tell me that BMW designed to keep the defroster hot? My husband has a Ford F-250 and he is able to adjust the temperature according to the weather....i.e rain usually start out at cold so the windshield doesn't fog up.
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cold does make the windshield fog up..

its a desighn flaw that was never changed cause it worked so well.. atleast from what ive heard..
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That is one of my only complaints about the BMW. I have a X5, and have asked the dealer about this issue of having the fan full-on when using the Defroster. They told me there is nothing they can do. I think that's BS. I had a 95 325I that did not have this issue. I am not sure if this problem is only on BMW's with Automatic climate controls. We also have an Acura with Automatic climate control, I can adjust not only the temp, but also the fan speed.
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and all of them do it. it is annoying and lame. however, you can use manual control to direct onto the windshield, and adjust fan speed and temp. just don't use the damn defroster button....
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