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castillog24 02-26-2013 07:54 AM

A/C stuck in front position
 
My heating and a/c seem to be working great but when I select either window defrost or air to lower section, feet area the keeps blowing to my center section still. I have a 2001 BMW X5 3.0i. Any ideas?

QSilver7 02-26-2013 12:56 PM

Can we rule out that the green LEDs on the buttons are NOT illuminated for the areas that are still getting air directed to them?

castillog24 02-27-2013 12:19 PM

I don't see any LEDs come on when selecting what position to operate. I have a rotary switch for this.

QSilver7 02-28-2013 02:29 PM

Thanks for posting back with the info we need to make correct suggestions. :) If was not clear in the original post as to which of the HVAC systems was installed in your X...people can only make assumption based from there perspective...and in this case...I (incorrectly) assumed you had the auto IHKA control panel...not the manual IHKR control panel.

The added info you provided suggests that the bowden cables attached to the rotary knobs of the manual IHKR have come loose...thus the selection and activation of the air flaps isn't working.


http://www.realoem.com/bmw/diagrams/w/j/107.png

(there's three bowden cables (#10) that connect to the 3 positions (floor vents, dash vents, defrost vents)

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/diagrams/f/v/48.png


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