5-Series (E12,E28, E34, E39, E60)Chat relating to the BMW 5-Series of all generations. Specific models include: BMW 518, BMW 520, BMW 520i, BMW 530i, BMW 528i, BMW 530i, BMW 518i, BMW 524d, BMW 525i, BMW 525e, BMW 528e, BMW 540i, BMW 535i, BMW 520d, BMW 525td, BMW 525d, BMW 530d, BMW 525i/xi, BMW 530i/xi. (BMW 5-Series Forum)
Hey guys, I just bought my first E60: a 2007 530xi (after selling the '03 E39, I said I would never buy another BMW, but this one struck me and it was an impulse buy). It's Titanium Grey Metallic on Black leather; fully loaded with pretty much EVERY available option except sunshades. I usually never use the A/C in my cars (I prefer the open window/sunroof natural air feel) but I finally decided to try it out. On the lowest/coldest setting, I noticed that is was blowing hot air (this happened in both manual and auto modes). This was on a very hot day, so I figured "hey the car needs a little time to cool the air".
Well, this did not happen. So I panicked; I then tinkered with iDrive and found out the distribution was set to hot air (man, do I miss the manual temp dial in the middle---so simplistic). I shamefully cranked it to the "blue" bars, but still no cold air. The air is not hot, but it's not COLD either---even in MAX mode. Anyone had anything similar happen, or any ideas where to start? I figured you guys may have some great answers/suggestions.
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