1998 BMW 323 HEATER/AIR BLOWER STOPPED WORKING

  • Tiny
  • hoglicker
  • 1998 BMW 323

Electrical problem
1998 BMW 323 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Manual 185000 miles

Noticed heater/air blower drop in rpm's a couple of times as though there was low amperage or voltage. Later the blower fan stopped all together. Came back on once when I started veh then quit. Digital light bar on control panel indicates fan on.
Question would this likely be the fan motor or some kind of resistor or climate control feature failure. Is there any way to test for failed item?

The " air" conditioning compressor comes on when button is pushed but of course no blower for air.

Monday, May 4th, 2009 AT 5:33 PM

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  • Dr. Hagerty
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The fan uses a potted semi-conductor device known as a final stage to limit the speed. It has failed and will require replacement. Go to Realoem. Com and look in the 64 section, it is about 100 bucks.

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Tuesday, May 5th, 2009 AT 9:53 AM

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