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Old 09-17-2006, 11:45 PM   #1
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98 323is heater control

hey my heater control went and its intermittent, it turns on the odd time but to get heat in my car i have to unplug it from behind. it has A/C and auto air flow. any tips where i can find one and will a heater control without auto air flow work or do i need the same one i have. the dealer wants 850 bucks
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Old 09-18-2006, 08:47 PM   #2
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The problem with your climate control unit is a 0.47uF tantalum capacitor that is going bad on your climate control unit's circuit board. Very common problem.. and the capacitor is a 75 cent part that can be replaced on your climate control's circuit board. Of course BMW will NEVER tell you this in a million years and they will never admit that there is a major defect in this part.. and the reason for this is simple. Why would BMW fix your problem for a few bucks when they can give you an $850 repair bill?

I fixed mine for less than a buck and it works as new.

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Old 09-19-2006, 02:54 PM   #3
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is that the piece on the back of the control. can u give me some dirction on how to change that.
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Old 09-19-2006, 02:57 PM   #4
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where could i find a piece like this
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Old 09-19-2006, 03:00 PM   #5
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as well it makes a sqeak sound the whole time the car is running. but when i unplug it from the back it goes away.
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Old 09-20-2006, 01:39 PM   #6
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do u know how many volts this piece is
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Old 09-24-2006, 11:08 AM   #7
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me too me tooo, mines on whenever it feels like it, any DYI's for this anywhere???
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Old 09-24-2006, 12:32 PM   #8
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hey

i just took my heater control circuit board to a buddy and he re sodered on of the connections and bang its like new. check the circuit board for any burn marks.
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Old 09-24-2006, 08:34 PM   #9
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so i take it its something obvious to someone with electonic backgound i take it
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