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  1. 1998 E36 318is - Climate Control Problem? 
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    Ahhh not again, another problem, not even got the car on the road yet! lol

    Battery keeps dieing on me, but that is another issue to sort later...

    Started car last night, and normally the heater comes on Auto, it came on, but no blowing? manually adjusted it to half and then full but still nothing, all display and buttons still light up, but no fan, if there is, it is very quite, but couldn't feel anything!?

    Read a couple of posts on here, but couldn't work out which one might be my Problem lol

    Any Ideas people?

    Thanks

    Mike

    Fun times!

    Are they always this much trouble? lol
     
     

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    I used to have an E39 523, and had exactly the same problem with my climate control.
    It turned out to the the Final stage unit, or Hedgehog, as it's also known.

    I don't know if it's the same for an E36, but I bought a 'new' one from a BMW Breakers in Harlow, and it cured my prob.

    Hope it helps.

    BTW, the E39 has gone and I've now got an '99 318is. and loving it.

    Bev
     
     

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    Thanks for the reply

    Will have a look into it

    I'm sure I will love it more when she is on the road! lol
     
     

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    Loving the popularity of the 318is! As Bev said the heater final stage resistor frequently fail, I have had to replace them on every E36 I have owned.

    This guide will sohw you what it looks like, on UK cars it's on the passenger side. If you are flexible you can do replace it without removing the glovebox. http://www.bmwe36blog.com/2008/01/17...fan-speed-diy/

    GSF sell the resistor for about £60. My local branch hold them in stock as it's a common part.

    Ian
     
     

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    Thanks people!

    It is working for now, I had to try the old "If in doubt, give it a clout!" lol

    Hopefully last little longer, wrong time of year to be paying out 60 odd quid on it :(
     
     

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