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Old 06-23-2008, 05:21 PM
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Originally Posted by ChezWhiz View Post
Can you feel cold air coming out of the vents but it's just that the blower doesn't seem to be working? If so, that's the Final Stage Resistor. It's happened twice now in my 2001 X5. About $185 at the dealer but should come with a 2 year warranty (mine did, which saved me the second go-round). Or do it yourself via the step-by-step on
No. Blower works fine. I can turn the unit on (mine is manual control) push all the buttons (in air circulation and snowflake button for A/C), turn it all the way up and air comes out fine (with force, if it is all the way up). It is just not cold. This does not change whether I am idle or driving with 50 miles an hour for 10 minutes. The air is more like room/air temperature.

If this is something less than $200, I'd probably get it done at the dealership. If it is a $500-$600, then I'd better find an independent AC shop. Have no clue...

Thanks for responding!
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