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Old 01-28-2013, 01:01 AM
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Originally Posted by Kellydream View Post
Yes, it was the humidifier setting between the two vents...of course NO ONE will admit to playing with it...but it is nice and warm now! Thanks again!
Thanks for the clarification...much appreciated....and you're right, no one will probably "fess up" to moving the dial.

BTW...its not really a "humidifier setting...but a "stratified air" allows the front passengers to "temper" the air cooler/warmer and has been a BMW HVAC thing for decades. An example of its correct usage is...on a long journey/trip...the driver can turn the dash vents to blow cooler air in their face (to stay alert) while the passengers remain nice and cozy with the regular temp settings. And the rear passengers have the same ability to control their environment (like if they are sitting on the sunny side of the vehicle) and temper the air coming from the back of the rear console without asking the driver to change the IHKA control panel up front.

(the rear "blower" on the left is optional...but the stratification TEMP dial on the right is standard feature)
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2006 E53 X5 4.4i (Sterling Gray) 12/05 mfg date <<~>> 97 740iL (Arctic Silver) 3/97 mfg date
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