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E46 (1999 - 2006)
The fourth generation 3 Series (E46 chassis) was introduced in 1999 and set the standard for engineering and performance during it's years of production including being named to Car & Driver's 10 best list every one of those years! ! -- View the E46 Wiki

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Old 11-21-2010, 01:18 PM
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Unhappy Vents blowing cool air

I have a 2001 325i and now that winter has arrived I decided to turn on my heater.

The middle vents only blow cool air. The top (windshield) vent blows warm air and I think the bottom (foot) one does as well but the middle only blows cool air regardless of how warm I set the target temperature or how high I turn the fan.


I had some work done over the summer where they replaced one belt and a couple other things. Could they have touched something?
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Old 11-21-2010, 01:30 PM
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Have you adjusted the center vent (above the radio) ? Is the rotary vent control set to BLUE, or RED ? (BLUE is cold, RED is hot)
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I would check what Fast Bob suggested then report back

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Old 11-21-2010, 01:38 PM
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That sounds really simple. I will check it out.
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Old 11-23-2010, 11:21 AM
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