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    I've recently bought a 530d Sport and overall I'm very pleased with it it has most of the optional extras available on it- a very highly spec'ed car indeed.
    I've upgraded from my beloved 320Ci 2004.
    One of the only negatives I have is the climate control unit on the dash. Whereas for examaple I used to have windscreen demister button- now I have to turn the knob to the 'windscreen' icon and manually turn the fan knob to full? The third and final knob is the temperature setting. There is an 'auto' button, air con button and rear demister. I just find the whole thing very poor and basic considering the quality and complexity of the rest of the car. I have seen other climate control units which seem more appropriate to the car (see attach...)

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    Basically my questions are can I change my current control unit for the one in the picture for example? How difficult is it or is it a case of one out one in?

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    I would think the wiring would not be compatible, if I find anything more out I will post back
     
     

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    Sorry I should have said the control unit pictured is the upgraded version BMW use. I know the wiring looms will be the same on the e60's- so is it a case of one in one out?
     
     

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    Doubt it will be one in and one out, most likely will have to be programmed to the car, I will forward this thread to someone who may know
     
     

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    So you have lower spec heater system, Will have a look at one tomorrow and tell you just cant remember of hand been off work for 2 weeks.
     
     

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    Hi again had a look today thats how it is, as you said turn wheel to screen and turn up speed to max. As yours is basic heater all basic setting im afraid. If you were to change to later heater best get new car all wiring, heater box, heater to rear all different.
     
     

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