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  1. 1998 E36 318is heater not blowing 
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    Can anyone help,
    I have a 318i 4 door saloon I think it is an E34 S reg.
    I have climate control which all seems to be working fine, however there is nothing blowing through. There is heat coming through the vents when the car is moving. Every now and them the fans start blowing and then cut out again. The temperature controls seem to be working fine as I can feel the difference just nothing blowing through the vents.

    Does anyone have any ideas on where and how to start looking ?


    What a time fr it to pack up, its freezing !!!!
     
     

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    sounds like the Final Stage Resistor(FSR,FSU,Hedgehog)needs replacing.You can get one from Ebay for around £40 and then its a fairly simple DIY to change it over
     
     

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    cheers, any know how on where to find it and how to go about changing it. I am quite good with the old DIY stuff and have the tools, however this is my first BMW so its all a bit new to me
     
     

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    I have had a read about on different forums, there does not seem to be a definite resolution to this problem.
    Most seem to say that if the heater seems to have a mind of it's own it is probably this resistor, other say that you need to pull the motor out from under the wipers and have a fiddle with the bushes? or even apparently there is a little 40A fuse located up near this resistor that may need checking?
    I am not questioning your response but just looking at other options if people may be able to help
     
     

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    Use the keywords to the solution you have been pointed towards and search the forum. This is a common fault and there are lots of replies...

    1996 E36 325i coupe final phase resister

    http://www.bimmerforums.co.uk/forum/...-final-t25598/

    http://www.bimmerforums.co.uk/forum/...re-the-t12679/
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by bartalls 318 View Post
    I have had a read about on different forums, there does not seem to be a definite resolution to this problem.
    Most seem to say that if the heater seems to have a mind of it's own it is probably this resistor, other say that you need to pull the motor out from under the wipers and have a fiddle with the bushes? or even apparently there is a little 40A fuse located up near this resistor that may need checking?
    I am not questioning your response but just looking at other options if people may be able to help
    First things first-check the resistor If the fuse has gone you would have nothing but you say its intermittent hence why I said resistor.If you change the resistor and still no change then I would be looking at the motor.However if I was a gambling man I would put money on the resistor
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by bartalls 318 View Post
    I have had a read about on different forums, there does not seem to be a definite resolution to this problem.
    Most seem to say that if the heater seems to have a mind of it's own it is probably this resistor, other say that you need to pull the motor out from under the wipers and have a fiddle with the bushes? or even apparently there is a little 40A fuse located up near this resistor that may need checking?
    I am not questioning your response but just looking at other options if people may be able to help
    The FSR's go all the time. Replacing it would not be bad idea whether it was working or not.

    Rather than removing the motor, try removing any leaves/debris from it, lubricating it or even hitting it.

    Ian
     
     

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    Team thanks for all the info, inbetween juggling two babies and work I will get it done and let you know the out come.
    Chris
     
     

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