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A/C Fan No-Go - Clarify solution posted by by Jason Wagner

Possible solution to repair AC fan that will not run. Quote:

The problem is the ac resistor located on the passenger side of the center console. It's a little difficult to get to but not impossible. If i remember correctly it cost about 100.00$ from your BMW dealer.

How do I get into or remove the center console to get to the resistor? How will I recognize this particular part. Can it be tested or do I need to spend $100 for a new resistor and take a chance thats the fix? I appreciate your your fast response because this stuff never breaks in June or Sept - only July or August - 90 plus temperature! Marc

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Hi Marc,
I'm not too clear as to which of the two AC fans is not working.....Is it the condenser fan (the one out front of the radiator, mounted at the front of the engine compartment) or the cabin fan?.....either one will stop working in the event of low gas pressure in the AC system.

Is the AC working at all?

The removal of the center consul is not a small job....and to get to the resistor, is also, not very easy....I'm sure that if it is the resistor that has become defective, you'll be able to get one from a breakers yard....They don't usually give problems on the BMW....Incidentally they control the lower speeds of the interior fan operation, but not the high speed, so if the fan works when full and not any other speed, the resistor is the problem.

The fan operation is also fused....A good idea is to check the fuses....

Does the climate control work?

I think I need more clarification and then hopefully I can help a little more....

Best regards Johngee10






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