View Full Version : German Sauna On Wheels

05-30-2003, 04:55 PM
here is the story... i took my car to a mechanic and he checked my AIR CONDITIONER which was going on and off all the time...
anyways, most people said it was probably the FREEON, and thats what i thought... but the climate control board is burnt..
they had to take it out until they find another one, or ill have to buy 1 from BMW for $600 :((
anyways, when they took it out, the heating turned on to the max and it cant be fixed now until i get new climate control
i drove back to school, and within 10 minutes i was all red and sweating with windows and moonroof open

anyone knows somebody who is selling or would sell the climate control board??? or a place where i can get it for cheaper than 600? i need it asap

p.s. BMW said it's a common problem... everytime something brakes down in my car, its a common problem
i think i can make $100,000 if i just sell parts from my car!!

05-30-2003, 05:07 PM
hey atleast you didnt drive for months and montsh with two broken springs that grinded against the car's body. LOL

05-30-2003, 05:08 PM
Here's a couple for under $220 CDN



you can also check out www.bimmerparts.com

05-30-2003, 05:28 PM
you think the climate control (2nd link) would fit my car?? cause the buttons look different
mine looks like more from the pic in link 1.. but i dont wanna send my unit, so some guy will play around with it
anyways, thanks alot contra

05-30-2003, 06:36 PM
oops! the 2nd one might be from an E46.

I also didn't realize the 1st one was asking you to send in your unit (that's what I get for searching too quickly :D )

I'll keep looking around though. Have you tried taking it in for repair at an electronics shop? Sometimes they can be really reasonable.

05-30-2003, 07:26 PM
yeah my mechanic is gonna send it for a repair but i dont think its fixable
he told me same thing happened to an INFINITY and they couldnt repair it.. imagine how hard BMW is
p.s. do you know how to turn the heating off?

05-30-2003, 08:06 PM
I'm going to take a wild guess and say that there might be a fuse you can pull to turn off the heater.
If I was near my car though I could check right now and confirm, but I'm not =(

05-31-2003, 11:26 AM
if you find out, please tell me