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Old 10-09-2007, 11:00 PM   #1
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Digital Climate Control Repair....Love it!!

I've had the common problem for at least 3 months now and kept on putting off the repair due to just being too occupied with other things. Finally got the motivation to do it tonite and WOW what and easy repair..30 cents and all of 20 minutes to do the job and popped it in...worked like a charm. Just thought id share my enjoyment!
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Old 10-12-2007, 06:02 PM   #2
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congrats..... but what was messed (exactly) & what did u fix?
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Old 10-12-2007, 07:46 PM   #3
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How bout sharing the DIY also. My climate seems to work fine, but i'm gonna be super pissed if it ever stops. There was nothing wrong with the analog ones... why did they have to change them!
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Old 10-13-2007, 03:30 PM   #4
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There is a common problem with a capacitor on the circuit board right near where your main harness plugs into the back of the climate control. The climate control in mine kicked on and off randomly and on warm days would be stuck on low heat blowing at your feet which was totally brutal!!!
There a few different styles of capacitors you can use..I found an electrolytic cap which is what the rest are on the board in it at the source in a 20 pack since they dont sell singles but it was still only 6 bucks for the pack which is way better than 100$ for a used unit.

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http://www.macadamizer.com/bmwfix.html
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Old 10-15-2007, 08:16 PM   #5
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respect for the link, my car jus started acking up and the weekend and the fix works great thanks
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Old 10-15-2007, 09:57 PM   #6
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glad to hear that it was able to help someone else out too! the link should be made a sticky
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