Good afternoon all, now firstly I hope I am in the right section but here
goes. I have just bought a 2001 318i SE and it is a dream however, this air
con business, when in the auto mode it seems to be blowing at full force,
with loads of noise, cooling well but very annoying, Take it off auto and in
the minimum setting it still blows like a bloody train. All I want it to do
is slowly and gently "trickle" cool air into the cabin without it blowing
what little hair I have left all over the place. Where am I going wrong? is
there a fault which needs to go back to the dealer's? or am I an idiot
setting it up wrong. It just doesn't seem right that such a precise car
could be so adrift with it's cooling of the cabin. Please, any advice will
be gratefully accepted.
If you can't control the fan speed in manual mode it's most likely the
infamous final stage resistor fault.
In auto, it should blow full speed until the temperature gets close to
that set then reduce to a near quiet setting.
*Remember, no-one is listening until you fart.*
Dave Plowman firstname.lastname@example.org London SW
Thanks Dave, the infamous final stage resistor fault sounds rather sinister,
should I be overly concerned or is it easily sortable at the dealer's
without loads of cost or is it something that this forum has a fix for?
Make sure you haven't set it to "MAX".
Even so, the auto function will go to MAX cooling if you have set the temp
quite low with respect to the outside temp.
In any case, you can deselect AUTO, (and/or in some cases just press the
down fan button), to get it to blow at the speed you want.
What I do when I first get in is raise the preferred temperature high
enough so the fan slows down, then lower the temp a couple degrees at a
time until it's the temp I want.
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