Blower Final Stage Fan Resistor May Failon BMW X5

The blower final stage fan resistor is known to fail. Symptoms are the heater fan speed varies regardless of the setting, the fan will not turn off when the car is switched off, or the fan will not switch on at all.

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Average mileage : 100,748 (10,045–203,000)
7 Years Affected: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007
28 people reported this problem
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2003 BMW X5134,000
THE FAN DOES NOT COME ON WHEN PUTTING ON A/C. i DO HERE THE COMPRESSION SWITCH ON.
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2003 BMW X597,000
Similar to as the description, all was fine then one day and after detailing the interior etc I cam across the fan running, afer i shut off the engine Brought it to the dealer; fan relay switch ( $50 for the part, $65 for the labour) all is well again Thanks for a great website Michael
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2003 BMW X5113,000
ac or heat not blowing
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2005 BMW X5106,750
heater still blowing after engine switch off
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2005 BMW X5106,000
Blower motor and resistor stopped working. No air (heat or cold) blew through the vents. Took it to dealership, discovered it was the heater valve that caused the issue. Dealer stated this is a known issue with X5 trucks since the 2003 model. Cost for repairs: $1987.00 for replacing heater valve, blower motor and resister.
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2000 BMW X587,950
Replaced this failed part in January 2011 when the fan would not turn off. It seems to have just failed again in June 2014 but this time the fan won't turn on. It has stopped blowing briefly and then started working again 3 times in the last month but I think it's finished this time.
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2002 BMW X554,000
I bought this car at 54,000 miles and the max button on the heater does not work and has not since I bought the car. Now the entire heating system seems to be acting strangely with the blower only working occassionally.
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2002 BMW X5156,000
after I leave my car overnight and morning the battery low
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2003 BMW X5103,817
Blower stays on after vehicle is turned off. I have to remove the fuse each time to shut it down.
2002 BMW X5203,000
the blower is not working at all. I can feel heat when i put my hand over the heating vent but does not blow. The rear and front defroster work but i do not hear any air blowing
2001 BMW X587,000
Dealer charged $250 for parts and labor. I wished I had came across BMW forum and can take care of it myself and save money :-(
2003 BMW X585,000
It's mostly a trickle fan that out of nowhere decides to blow on high speed. I've been told it's a resistor.
I am on my 2nd resistor in just over a year,and just again in November 2011!!!! I replaced my 1st one in July 2010 and last month October 2011. Are their parts becoming low quality????????
2002 BMW X510,045
Took to mechanic said i needed a A/C final stage unit
Heater fan speed varies regardless of the setting, the fan will not turn off when the car is switched off, or the fan will not switch on at all. Asked BMW to address this issue when car was new, but they stated that could not fix it unless I brought it in when malfunction was taking place. Due to it happening off and on, it was impossible to time that just right.
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