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BMW 318i Heater Is Not Working

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What are common reasons my BMW 318i has heater problems?

While there are a variety of reasons your BMW 318i heater is not working, the most common 3 are a broken heater blower motor, a problem with the thermostat, or a failed heater blower motor resistor.
31%
of the time it's
Heater Blower Motor
24%
of the time it's
Thermostat
18%
of the time it's
Heater Blower Motor Resistor

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