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My heater motor in my 1996 BMW 318i does not work, I have…

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My heater motor in...

My heater motor in my 1996 BMW 318i does not work, I have replaced the heater resistor and checked to fuses, no luck. I think I may need to replace the heater motor.

Mechanic's Assistant: Most vehicles have two fuse panels. Have you located both?

I checked the owners book and it only shows one panel under the hood, where is the second one?

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your 318i yourself? What have you tried so far?

Yes, I checked the fuses and replaced the blower motor.

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

Sorry replaced the blower motor resistor, so now the only thing is to check/replace the blower motor.

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BMW Mechanic: TIM MOHR, ASE MASTER TECH replied 4 months ago
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Hi, my name is ***** ***** are easy to diagnose, do you have a test light or a volt meter?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I do.
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I do have a volt meter.
BMW Mechanic: TIM MOHR, ASE MASTER TECH replied 4 months ago

Do you still need help with this, I was off last night when you replied?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I do.
BMW Mechanic: TIM MOHR, ASE MASTER TECH replied 4 months ago

Are you at the vehicle right now?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
its outside, give me few min's to get to it.
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
We are at the car now
BMW Mechanic: TIM MOHR, ASE MASTER TECH replied 4 months ago

ok, give me a minute to bring up the wiring diagrams,Tim

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BMW Mechanic: TIM MOHR, ASE MASTER TECH replied 4 months ago

ok, there are 2 wires at the blower motor, you need to check for voltage at each wire, with the blower turned on, one should have power, does it?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
This is why I went to justanswers to get information on how to find an access the blower motor so first things first how do I access the blower motor
BMW Mechanic: TIM MOHR, ASE MASTER TECH replied 4 months ago

to access the blower motor, it i done under the hood, and the windshield wiper motor and transmission need to come out, its about a 3 hour job to access it, is this something you are willing to do?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I need a diagram on how to do it.
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Include step by step instructions on how to access it
BMW Mechanic: Steve, BMW Expert replied 4 months ago
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hello what is the last 7 of the vin of the vehicle?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
LC72036
BMW Mechanic: Steve, BMW Expert replied 4 months ago
here is the info to access the blower: https://www.dvatp.com/bmw/hvac_blower please do not forget to select a positive rating on my answer as there are multiple experts involved.
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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I am not done with this issue, until I have fixed the ability of the car to provide heat and air. Please wait until I have replaced the blower motor.
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I have ordered a new blower motor, it will not be here until next week.
BMW Mechanic: Steve, BMW Expert replied 4 months ago

hi - you can follow up after rating if need be, as the question has been answered please be sure to select a positive rating on my answer.

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