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Bmw 316i climate control problems

The climate control keeps turning itself off, when i start the car it comes on automaticily and stays on for awhile and then it stops working

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  • mariacleary2 Feb 25, 2012

    you were asking for more info. when the engine is turned on first the heating comes on and after a few seconds it goes off, it was raining heavy and the windows starting for fog up and i had to pull over and wait for awhile, i turned on the engine and it stayed on longer, and it went off again, could anyone help me please thanks

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The automatic a/c control units had a problem with internal failure causing them to cut on or off at random. If the lights in the a/c unit remain on when it acts up, you could have a blower resistor problem. If the display goes blank, then I would suspect the a/c unit to possibly be the culprit.

Posted on Feb 29, 2012

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SOURCE: bmw 316i

hi markjones, the ignition switch can usually be removed without too much disassembly. First you will need to remove a plastic screw in the upper and lower trim covers. Seperate the covers. You should see a black plastic ring around the mechanical switch. gentley remove the ring. Next remove the rubber o-ring/band. With the key in the iginition and turned to almost to position 1, insert a heavy duty paper clip, or bmw special tool (about $30 from the dealer) into the small hole in the switch. There is a cam in the hole that needs to be twisted clockwise so the cylinder can be removed. When installing a new switch make sure to remove the little tab pice of metal that usually breaks off in the housing. Also be sure to make sure and reinstall the rubber ring/band because they are part of the ews system. If you key turns continuously, or is not able to be removed, the ignition housing and cylinder both will need replaced. Replacing the lock housing is about a 2 hour sequence and can be challenging. I would recommend a shop for that kind of repair.

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SOURCE: Radiator removal BMW 316i

hi, the two clamps that secure the radiator have a small slot on the top, if you insert a small screwdriver into the slot and use it as a pry bar you should be able to unclip the holding clamp and it then releases like a hinge.

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SOURCE: bmw 316i overheating

check if the water is circulating as you might have a blockage in the header tank. this can be checked by opening the radiator cap and check if the water is circulating on top.

Posted on Jul 28, 2009

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SOURCE: 1997 bmw 316i compact, thermostat??

it may be possible that your heater core was faulty and some has by passed it. open hood and check for incoming and outgoing heater hoses into firewall(dash of car). it is also possible that the heater core is plugged, try getting your cooling system flushed

Posted on Sep 09, 2009

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