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    Hi

    I recently bought my first bmw, a 323i on a 2000 W plate

    there is very little air coming through the vents even whe the blower is on full, and yes the vents are fully open, but it seems that behind the dash the vents are only a fraction open, i have read about the final stage resistor but that seems a different fault.

    Can anyone shed any light?

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    Ok so let me understand you correctly. When you put the fans on full do you hear the fan blowing har like it is on full?
    My understanding of your post is that the fan works properly but there seems to be something restricting the air flow out from the vents.
    Do you have electric or manual climate controls?
    Do you get full power from the vents when set to the footwells or the windscreen?
    All the answers should help someone with a bit more knowledge on e46's than me. In saying that if I understand your problem correctly and the e46 is similar my own experience may help.
    My air wasn't working correctly from my glovebox vents. When I opened her all up I found a small plastic rod had come loose from the vent to the vent switch. This meant that although I turned the vent full on it was still only 1/4 open.

    Hope ya get it sorted.

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    if its not the vent check out the pollen filter, a blocked one on a e36 has the same effect not sure about e46s though
     
     

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    I've moved this to a more relevant forum for you
     
     

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