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  1. 1996 E36 328i no heating 
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    hi can any one help,my heating on my e36 has stopped working,its been making a funny clonking noise behind the blower vents for months but was still working,turned it on the other day it was fine then went off itself then come again.then when i turned off the heater the display went off but the heater was still blowing out hot air,now the display works but no air blowing out at all now is this a common problem and is it an easy fix ,its the heater with climate control on a 96 328 cheers guys
     
     

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    Sounds like you need to replace the FSR(final stage resistor,fsu,hedgehog)You can get one for around 40.If that doesn't solve it then possibly the fan has gone but the first thing to do would be to replace the FSR
     
     

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    Clonking noise? I found a spoon stuck down one of my vents! Have you changed the pollen microfiler at all?

    http://www.dvatp.com/bmw/diy/microfilter/

    http://www.bmwe36blog.com/2007/12/03...crofilter-diy/
     
     

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    Have you replaced the heater hoses recently? On my old e30, some idiot reversed the inlet and outlet pipes at the connection on the firewall. Result a lot of clonking when the heater control turned to warm and no warmth...

    Just a thought?
     
     

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    Will the FSR cause the screen to stop working as mine has gone completely blank and it just blows air when it feels like it.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by billywhizz1984 View Post
    Clonking noise? I found a spoon stuck down one of my vents!
    Slightly off-topic, but I'm glad I'm not the only one who has found items of cutlery lodged in vents - I found a fork stuck deep down inside one of the vents of one of my old cars when I dismantled it to fit a new dash!

    Back on topic, definitely sounds like the FSR may be at fault, definitely worth a check.
    ~ Steve

     
     

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    i found a spoon down the plug hole, not too strange however the spoon was much bigger than the plug hole!
     
     

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    I've just picked up a 95 328i touring and I don't have a blower in that either?
    It has the manual air conditioning so have been advised to replace the blower motor resister (old version of the FSU for manual aircon) as these don't have a hedgehog resister aparently.

    I've found the resister, but is there anyway I can test test the fans getting 12 volts?

    Cheers

    Paul
    If i fall through the matress I'll see you in the spring
     
     

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