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 have a '02 330ci and have recently started to hearing a noise coming from somewhere under the driver side dashboard. I took it to the dealer and they heard it for a second or two, but couldn't pinpoint the issue. Has anyone else started to hear a weird noise coming from under the dashboard in this area?
It comes and goes and sometimes it gets really load. I've tried turning off the A/C to see if that might be the culprit, but the noise continued to stay on and then just go away on its own. Sometimes I hear a hissing type sound.
Any help or incite into this issue would be helpful.
I have an update to this posting. The noise I was hearing had something to do with my air conditioning system. I haven't taken it in yet, but this morning, I heard the same noise coming from under my dashboard and it was really load. When it quit, so did my air conditioning. None of the buttons for the A/C will work now and there is nothing showing up on the display unit. I have a feeling this repair is going to be expensive.
Well...I got my car back from the dealership yesterday and the cause for the A/C failure was a blown fuse. I was expecting to pay a lot of money, but only had to pay $45.00 for diagnostic and replacement of fuse. The sound under my dashboard has gone away for now.
Originally posted by icwhite@Jul 21 2005, 06:46 AM Well...I got my car back from the dealership yesterday and the cause for the A/C failure was a blown fuse. I was expecting to pay a lot of money, but only had to pay $45.00 for diagnostic and replacement of fuse. The sound under my dashboard has gone away for now.
Glad it's nothing major but the diagnostic cost > replacement of the fuse
Yea...diagnostic cost was high, but I kind of expected that when I bought the BMW to start with.
The sound is back under my dashboard, but is so intermitent that when I take it to the dealer they can't duplicate the problem. This is getting very irritating. Does anyone else have this problem? I can't believe that I'm the only one hearing this sound.
I tried going on NHSTA website to see if there were any service bulletins on my '02 330 ci, but there were none. I found that odd. There should have been at least something. All cars have some issues.
Yes...the sound is there at startup, but it also comes back at times while i'm driving. Also, the sound can be very load at times and then just goes away for no reason. Have you taken your car the dealer to see what the issue is?
actually,,,all i did was turn the a/c on full
open up the a/c filter and remove it
squirt wd40 into the aperture,,,,,my theory was to oil the fan etc etc
then put it all back to gether,,
and hey presto,,quiet again
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