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Old 12-31-2004, 04:02 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi forum,

Sorry if this has been covered before but I couldnt find anything in the search.

I own a 525i SE Touring and have recently had it serviced, but I was advised the air conditioning fan had seized. Is this a serious problem that I can fix myself? Do I need a new one, and if so what sort of am I looking at? Any help would be fantastic.

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First, check to see if the fuse is burned out. It is not uncommon.
I replaced my fan about 6 months ago. The fan itself is not cheap $400?? Be sure to install a new resistor as well. Replacement involves removing the engine driven cooling fan and the radiator (and perhaps detaching the transmission cooling lines).
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Originally posted by Liquidlva@Dec 31 2004, 11:02 AM
Hi forum,

Sorry if this has been covered before but I couldnt find anything in the search.

I own a 525i SE Touring and have recently had it serviced, but I was advised the air conditioning fan had seized. Is this a serious problem that I can fix myself? Do I need a new one, and if so what sort of am I looking at? Any help would be fantastic.

Thanks
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Not sure about your particular model/setup, but on my 97/528i I paid $340 for the electrical fan/dealer price); and since it lives at the front of the radiator, I was able to get the old one out and replace it with the new fan by accessing it from the front grill by taking the head lights out without going near the other fan (behind radiator/engine side) or any trans. cooling lines. It took alot of wiggling and plastic bending though.

P.S. Electrical fan has a connector sometimes hidden behind the bumber, try to locate it in the front left side when looking straight up at the front. I noticed the plastic connector gets cooked and melts (heat, current etc) disconnect and try to jump the fan (after manually turning the fan motor) with 12V spray motor essembly (you cann't rebuilt either/sealed) with some electrical cleaning fluid. These fans love to eat/shred dirt especially leaves.

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