BMW X5 Problem Report

BMW X5 Blower Final Stage Fan Resistor May Fail

(28 reports)

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.

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 -
ac or heat not blowing -
heater still blowing after engine switch off -
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. -
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. -
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. -
after I leave my car overnight and morning the battery low -
Blower stays on after vehicle is turned off. I have to remove the fuse each time to shut it down. -
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 -
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 :-( -
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???????? -
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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