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.
Remove the plastic cover behind the glove box (passenger side) look toward the drivers side close to the bulkhead and it will be there, disconnect the plug, release the clip and pull back gentally (don't break the clips!) it's pretty easy.
Any pics to go with that or a website that shows how? Greatly appreciated....my blower is driving me nuts and I need to get the thing sorted out....I am guessing from most posts its the final stage resistor since the only problem I am having is that the climate control has a mind of its own. Rest everything works hunky dory when that is it comes on. The A/C cools, the heater works...etc etc.
Oh and Khanjee where did you buy the final stage resistor from....? Any info will be appreciated.:
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See page 5: The Final Stage. I know - hard to believe finding BMW advice from a dupont website, but I tried this (pull Fuse 50 and replace) and it worked! . Apparently the FSU is an electronic speed controller and is powered even when the key is Off; so you need to pull the fuse to reset. A lot less time and $.
As the FSU design is probably similar on other models one might try pulling/replacing the appropriate blower fuse on non-E46s: refer to the fuse list by the fuse panel.
I just opened up beneath the glove compartment and looking for the FSR and took a picture of what I removed but not sure if its the FSR or not. It is orange in color and has about 5 connector pins on it. See attached pictures. Could someone tell me if this is the FSR on a 2000 BMW 328i?
Hello, Mike. I am a bit confused. Just pull No 50 fuse from the fuse box or is there any fuse attached back or the FSU? It should be 30 amp, right . But what I have for No 50 of the fuse box inside the grabcompartment is 40amp. Plesae advise me .Thanks a lot! Hitoshi I have 2000 323ci 2door
I have a 2000 323I Touring with 187K. Great car and all the stuff that is supposed to go wrong on E-46 has waited 11 years and all those miles. Anyway, I just had the FSU changed and now the blower motor works great, but the A/C does not blow cold.
Coincidence, or is the FSU I had installed bad? I am about to have the A/C purged and re-charged, but after reading this and other forums I am afraid of wasting money. The install was cheap because of the nice folks here and on other sites who have posted step-by-step DIY. I work 14-16 hour days and DIY is but a memory.
Does anyone have a feeling whether this is a faulty FSU or that I should have the A/C serviced? Some places say the FSU only controls the blower motor and others say it controls the A/C as well. Can someone please share their wisdom on this.
I still love the car, but the weather is getting hot and sticky even up in northern VT and I don't have money to burn.
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