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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 11-09-2012, 02:53 PM
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A/C fix

I would like to fix the Air conditioner in my 328i BMW. How much will this cost? All it needs is a blendor.
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Old 11-09-2012, 04:27 PM
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Could you post the part number of the blendor? Not familiar with that component.

Might be an idea to take your car to a competent mechanic, see www.bimrs.org for an estimate?
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Old 11-09-2012, 04:46 PM
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I do not have the part number.
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Old 11-09-2012, 05:13 PM
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You may be referring to the "blend door". Don't know the cost but shouldn't be hard to find with the proper nomenclature.. ( check the sponsoring vendors on this site)
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I do not have the part number.
Ok. What is it? How do you know that is all you need to fix the AC?
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Old 11-09-2012, 06:03 PM
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The air conditioner works good without any problems accept that only the drivers side ad middle left vent are the only ones pushing out cold air sometimes. It only used to be the drivers side vent and the passenger vent. I told the mechanic about the situation and he did something that made the middle left vent and drivers side vent push cold air. The air condition turns on and off with no problem. The problem is getting cold air to come out of all vents when the Air condition is on cold.
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The air conditioner works good without any problems accept that only the drivers side ad middle left vent are the only ones pushing out cold air sometimes. It only used to be the drivers side vent and the passenger vent. I told the mechanic about the situation and he did something that made the middle left vent and drivers side vent push cold air. The air condition turns on and off with no problem. The problem is getting cold air to come out of all vents when the Air condition is on cold.
I very much suspect all you need as a recharge with a can of refrigerant.

You have perfectly described the symptoms of an E46 with a 50%-full system.

Have you had it checked?

Are you capable of filling the system with a DIY kit ($20 at e.g. Autozone)

Still trying to work out what a blendor is?
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Old 11-09-2012, 07:01 PM
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I have had it checked and the mechanic said I needed a blend door. The blend door is the part that helps distribute hot and cold air.:rofl
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I have had it checked and the mechanic said I needed a blend door. The blend door is the part that helps distribute hot and cold air.:rofl
If the blend door is within the dashboard, and needs replacing, I think you are talking many labor hours to remove and replace. Multiply by $80-$120 per hour to get a rough idea.

On the other hand a quick recharge kit might be all you need. At $20, could be worth exploring. Good luck.
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