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1998 BMW 328i Question: heating air conditioning panel

 

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bumpy, Burke, NY, October 15, 2009, 23:44
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my in car heater blower works when it wants and blows high hot temp when it decides to come on

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    Bret Bodas from RepairPal Test Shop, October 17, 2009, 10:27
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    These systems are fairly complex, with a computer module, sensors, actuators and all the wiring, there are so many possibilities. I would get the diagnostic trouble codes read out an diagnosed for starters. Also, have a shop check for any technical service bulletins that may be related to this issue.

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    Visitor, May 11, 2010, 21:34

    Bumpy:
    I know this is an older post, but I just ran across it. Did you get this resolved? If not, try replacing the capacitor on the HVAC control board, as described at the site below. I had your exact same problem about 5 years ago, followed this procedure to the T, and have had no problems since. Cost me $11 at an electronics store. The dealer quoted me $1300 to replace the entire control unit. Good luck. http://www.macadamizer.com/bmwfix.html

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