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Old 10-27-2008, 10:57 AM   #1
j2k99
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Heat not as hot

Hi all. 2002 325i. I've noticed that the heat doesn't seem to be that hot. When set between 20-22 degrees celsius (68-72 F) and on auto temp, for some reason I feel cool air. However, when I set it to 27C (81F), that's when I start feeling heat.

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Old 10-27-2008, 11:25 AM   #2
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most likely it's the thermostat...

it's gonna sound stupid but your center vent scroll wheel is set to full heat right ? I noticed it has a big impact on the heat / cold temp air pumping out dash... even in the white center zone.
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Old 10-27-2008, 11:33 AM   #3
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most likely it's the thermostat...

it's gonna sound stupid but your center vent scroll wheel is set to full heat right ? I noticed it has a big impact on the heat / cold temp air pumping out dash... even in the white center zone.

yes, i scrolled that thing down to the 3 red dots.
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Old 10-27-2008, 11:45 AM   #4
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it must be thermostat then, I had 2 thermostats fail on me in the past.

1. my 1.8T corrado, thermostat stuck closed (was overheating constantly, replaced thermostat... problem gone)

2. my tdi jetta, thermostat stuck open, I could see my temp guage showing lower temp while driving on the highway, it was never hot enough in the car, changed thermostat ... problem gone.
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Old 10-27-2008, 12:15 PM   #5
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it must be thermostat then, I had 2 thermostats fail on me in the past.

1. my 1.8T corrado, thermostat stuck closed (was overheating constantly, replaced thermostat... problem gone)

2. my tdi jetta, thermostat stuck open, I could see my temp guage showing lower temp while driving on the highway, it was never hot enough in the car, changed thermostat ... problem gone.
Thanks for the response Lucky! much appreciated. I'll have it checked out.
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