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X5: I need to replace the blower motor FSR on a 2001 X5

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I need to replace the blower motor FSR on a 2001 X5
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BMW Mechanic: Steve, BMW Expert replied 3 years ago
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hi,
what question did you have about this?
did you want a procedure for the job? something else?
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Customer reply replied 3 years ago
Just looking for the removal proceedure
BMW Mechanic: Steve, BMW Expert replied 3 years ago
I will provide an honest answer. I trust this will be appreciated. Please remember that a low rating PUNISHES me for being honest and that I receive nothing for my time until a positive rating is clicked.
the unit is located in the center console / under dash area and requires removing some paneling
here are instructions:
http://www.pelicanparts.com/techarticles/BMW-X5/28-ELEC-Blower_Motor_Final_Stage_Replacement/28-ELEC-Blower_Motor_Final_Stage_Replacement.htm
http://www.ronstultz.com/knowledge/Documents/BMW%20X5/BMW%20X5%20-%20How%20to%20Replace%20the%20Final%20Stage%20Resistor.htm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKQKz3Mkl3E
http://www.xoutpost.com/articles/x5/miscellaneous-x5/10139-final-stage-resistor-replacement.html
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