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Heater not hot

The heater is not getting hot, when the temp is set to any hot temp max 32 degrees and only a slight bit o heat can be felt when the engine has warmed up when i switch it to the front vents it blows cold air. I can only slightly feel some warm air i believe it warm because the engine is running and its at optimum running temperature.

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  • steve06 Feb 07, 2009

    where is the heater core and heater hoses located. I have the same problem and know nothing about a bmw. Just bought it. Thanks

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Does the heater core get hot, check the coolant hoses going to the core to see if both are hot, if they are U have a air temperature control blend door problem, most likely the actuator for the door has failed.

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