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BMW 325i: My heater fan quit working. Ive checked the fuses

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My heater fan quit working. I've checked the fuses but none are bad, could it be the
Final Stage Unit/Blower Resistor I found as a part replacement? Last year when I had the fan going it would seem to blow strong and then weak. If so, where is this part located on my car. I have a 2001 325i convertible.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: BMW
Expert:  Steve replied 2 years ago.

Hello and welcome to JustAnswer BMW,

My name is XXXXX XXXXX it will be my pleasure to assist you today.

 

So the fan was playing up recently?

 

 

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
We are just starting winter in the State of Washington, so this is the first time I've used it this fall. All of the lights come on, but the fan is not working. I noticed last year that it sounded funny, kind of, for lack of a better word, pulsing.
Expert:  Steve replied 2 years ago.

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Okay if the fan was playing up or acting erratic, then 99% it is the final stage resistor that is the problem. It is VERY common to fail and if you were getting erratic behavior, it is almost certainly the final stage.

 

It is located behind the dash on your vehicle, here is info to replace it: CLICK HERE

 

It is also possible that the blower motor itself has failed, but the final stage is more common.

 

I hope that is helpful, please let me know if you have further questions, or if I can clarify anything for you.


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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
So just if it is the blower motor, where is that located. I think that would be my last question.
Thank you.
Expert:  Steve replied 2 years ago.

The blower is located at the base of the windshield, accessed through the engine compartment. Per this link: CLICK HERE

 

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