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SydneyZ3 06-10-2009 04:23 AM

Z3 Roadster 1997 - Air Control Switch won't direct to dash
 
Hi guys - would really appreciate your advice. My air vent control refuses to point to the direction of the windscreen option. When I try to turn it it has resistance and will only turn to the floor setting or the (face) vents setting. It's like and elastic band that you pull and it just flicks back to one of those two settings. My mechanic said that he'd have to pull apart the entire dash to look at it and that it would cost me hundreds of dollars before they could even look at the cable. Just wondering if anyone knows a fix or a shortcut to fix this problem? It's winter here and I can't drive my Z# as the front window keeps steaming up!

Thanks,

Craig

SydneyZ3 07-13-2009 10:16 PM

Need Help
 
Anyone have any ideas?:cry:

Monolith 07-14-2009 10:19 AM

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...ght=stick+knob ?

rjcoston 07-14-2009 10:37 AM

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=383133

You can get a TIS (service manual) on ebay.

BDH202 09-27-2012 02:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SydneyZ3 (Post 4254722)
Hi guys - would really appreciate your advice. My air vent control refuses to point to the direction of the windscreen option. When I try to turn it it has resistance and will only turn to the floor setting or the (face) vents setting. It's like and elastic band that you pull and it just flicks back to one of those two settings. My mechanic said that he'd have to pull apart the entire dash to look at it and that it would cost me hundreds of dollars before they could even look at the cable. Just wondering if anyone knows a fix or a shortcut to fix this problem? It's winter here and I can't drive my Z# as the front window keeps steaming up!

Thanks,

Craig

Hi! I'm having the exact same problem with my 1996 Z3. I know your post has been for a long time. I'm just wondering, have you fixed your problem yet? What did you do? I would appreciate any advice. Thanks.

Jeralph 10-07-2012 09:23 AM

Vent controls
 
You shouldn't need to pull the entire dash to get an idea of what is wrong. Just pull the radio, and the vent control can be accessed through that opening. This gets you at least into the right area.

Hope this helps.

FZbar 10-07-2012 01:15 PM

If I remember correctly, the cable is what binds up internally. Sometimes just lubricating it works rather than replacement.

Fred

SydneyZ3 01-23-2013 01:22 AM

Thanks guys - I will try these - still haven't got it fixed!


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