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Old 01-07-2006, 09:11 AM   #16
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Well unless my car has a final stage unit (which i don't think it does - 93 318is analog heat) then I need one. Tried everything, even banging the poopers out of it with a hammer...(please don't ask)

Any chance it's the blower motor resistor if it doesn't blow at all Justin?
If not, then I might be interested. Let me know
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Old 01-07-2006, 09:45 AM   #17
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Well unless my car has a final stage unit (which i don't think it does - 93 318is analog heat) then I need one. Tried everything, even banging the poopers out of it with a hammer...(please don't ask)

Any chance it's the blower motor resistor if it doesn't blow at all Justin?
If not, then I might be interested. Let me know
You're right, no final stage unit on the analog climate controls. We have a resistor in the climate control instead.

The blower motor resistor just regulates the adjustable speed of the blower motor. So you'll only have two settings, off, and on. (on would be 4 on your analog climate control.) where it will blow full force.

If the fan is not blowing at all, I really think it's the actual blower motor that is fried. Again, check the fuse for it first... even if it looks good, try swapping it with another fuse.

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Old 01-07-2006, 10:09 AM   #18
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Done and done. Figured it wasn't the resistor, but didn't want to buy a new motor on the off chance. Also replaced the relay, just because it was only 5$, but no dice.

Blower motor it is i guess, how much do you want for yours, and what is it out of? (You can pm me if you want)
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Old 01-17-2006, 06:16 PM   #19
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Multistage resistor?

My 318IS blower would go dead every once and a while........however the digital climate control was still on......it was the Multstage Resistor located under the dash on the driver side close to the gas pedal. There is an updated part number for that resistor
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Old 01-17-2006, 07:54 PM   #20
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It was actually my blower motor. I decided to replace it when we had nice temp (+7 in January! wooohoo!) in my parking lot. Long story short, someone did a write up on it in bimmerforums, but it's a little off. There's some more info you might need to get it out. Having done it, I'd be willing to tell you how, maybe even make a writeup, but it's back together, and my gf had smashed her camera at the time so no pics. Just a little hint, bending sheet metal is just the way to do it, no other way. PM me if anyone needs info on how to do it (with no broken fan blades and an already assembled - ie used - blower motor.

Gotta love HEAT!
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