Blower Final Stage Fan Resistor May Fail on BMW 330i

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: 122,257 (38,000–210,000)
4 model years affected: 2001, 2002, 2003, 2006
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2001 BMW 330i 126,600 mi,
the blower will not turn on at all
2002 BMW 330i 95,000 mi,
Stop and go on the blower for a few days before failing completely.
2006 BMW 330i 92,000 mi,
Blower motor blows no air. Hot or cold.
2006 BMW 330i 159,000 mi,
My fan for the a/c just stopped working 2 days ago. It was completely fine on Friday and not turning on at all on Saturday. I checked the heat as well to determine if it was the a/c or the fan. The heat didn't come on either. So, I suspect it's the fan. Could it be the Final Stage Unit/Resistor that I read about? Could it be a fuse? Is so, where do I look? I took it to a garage and they wanted $140 just to look at it because they said they need to diagnose the problem with a machine. I declined and turned to the internet for an alternate opinion. Thank you in advance for any help. Mary.
2006 BMW 330i 84,000 mi,
radiator fan making loud noise and car runs hot after a few minutes, sometimes takes longer for hot light to come on but continues to have funny/loud fan noise
2006 BMW 330i 112,000 mi,
Heater fan keeps turning off and on doesn't matter on the speed. Waiting to have it fixed
2001 BMW 330i 149,000 mi,
No air coming out of vents stopped blowing
2001 BMW 330i 38,000 mi,
fan does not work on ac
2003 BMW 330i 210,000 mi,
Blower motor not consistent
My heater/Air conditioner blower has always blown intermittently, and at varying speeds. 3 days ago the blower stoped working altogether. I can still feel heat from the vents, but is not blowing out and causes quite a problem in the morning when the windows are foggy, will not defrost.
2001 BMW 330i 134,000 mi,
Blower Final Stage failed around 70k