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    BMW 320d - 2000 Plate - E46 - M47 Engine

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    I'm hoping this is the right place to put this advert :

    When I start my car it automatically starts off the climate control console - In the middle of Summer (that season we have sometimes) it becomes a pain starting the car and then turning off the heaters, also in the winter when the car isn't even warm to clear the windows you get a jet of cold air in the face when starting the car. I know on other models of car's you can do a certain combination to turn this off. I was told this could not be done via the ODC.

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    Mine also starts up when I start the car, on a low fan speed though. Is this what you mean?
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by rhyd330i View Post
    Mine also starts up when I start the car, on a low fan speed though. Is this what you mean?
    Hi rhyd330i - Yes mate exactly :-( - I might pull the fuse in the summer months :-)
     
     

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    I also experience this with my E36 and hope there's a way to disable that feature.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by fbs1000 View Post
    Hi rhyd330i - Yes mate exactly :-( - I might pull the fuse in the summer months :-)
    I thought it was a standard feature? Will look into it now you've brought it up!
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by rhyd330i View Post
    I thought it was a standard feature? Will look into it now you've brought it up!
    Any joy mate?
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by fbs1000 View Post
    Any joy mate?
    Well yes and no, from what I have found out all pre 2005 ish E46's do this. Only option I have found is apparently it can be 'turned off' at the stealers on their PC.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by fbs1000 View Post
    cold air in the face
    You could always change the mode to go to your legs or windscreen instead of your face. Also, before you switch the car off, put it on the lowest fan speed setting, therefore when you switch it on a couple of hours later/the next day, you don't get a gust of wind blowing on your face. Do you leave the mode on "Auto"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dez-Derek View Post
    You could always change the mode to go to your legs or windscreen instead of your face. Also, before you switch the car off, put it on the lowest fan speed setting, therefore when you switch it on a couple of hours later/the next day, you don't get a gust of wind blowing on your face. Do you leave the mode on "Auto"?
    Hi Derek thanks for the advice but this is what I am doing at the moment, before turning the car off I putting it to the lowest setting and to feet or windscreen. Never had it on auto though - Does that make any difference ? TBH I dont know what the auto function actually does anyway :-)
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by fbs1000 View Post
    Hi Derek thanks for the advice but this is what I am doing at the moment, before turning the car off I putting it to the lowest setting and to feet or windscreen. Never had it on auto though - Does that make any difference ? TBH I dont know what the auto function actually does anyway :-)
    Oh I see, and the A/C is still blowing at full speed to your face with those settings? That's weird, my previous E36 and my current E39 kept the last setting that is stored the night before.

    The "Auto" function (below the modes) automatically controls the fan speed and mode (legs, face, windscreen). For example, if you select 16C (coldest) and the ambient temp in the car is 30C, the fan speed will be high, and when the ambient in car temp gets close to your selected temp, the fan speed will decrease.

    This does sometimes cause a problem during start up in winter as the selected temp would be like 28C from the night/day before, but the ambient in car temp would be 3 to 5C. So if "auto" is selected, the computer will blow the fan full speed (decreases the closer it gets to 28C)....even if the engine is cold...which caused freezing air to enter the car. Not such a problem during summer as you can open the windows during the 1st couple of minutes after starting.

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