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E36 (1991 - 1999)
The E36 chassis 3-Series BMW was a huge hit among driving enthusiasts from the first moment the car hit the pavement. The E36 won numerous awards over the years it was produced and is still a favorite of many BMW enthusiasts to this day! -- View the E36 Wiki

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Old 11-19-2012, 11:40 PM
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Ok sounds dumb but where is the fuse for the heater? Which one is it? And ok yah think ill just drain the whole thing
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Old 11-20-2012, 12:20 AM
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do you still have the top to your fuse box? it should have a diagram showing what fuse is for what component.
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Old 11-20-2012, 12:44 AM
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Yah I think I should have it ill check tomorpw thanks for the help
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Old 11-20-2012, 03:55 AM
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Enough help here already-- I'll only add that these cars are a beotch to bleed. Whenever I work on the cooling system I carry a gallon of water around with me for a week before I get the thing bled fully. And, that's with letting the farfegnugen screw bleed coolant everywhere, squeezing hoses, raising idle, raising front end-- maybe I just have a goofy car.

Good luck with the attitude- regardless. You're not defining things well enough for ppl to help without being smart a$$ at the same time. I'm a REAL smart a$$- I'm just in a jolly mood right now on some pain killers from an accident
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Old 11-20-2012, 05:55 AM
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Enough help here already-- I'll only add that these cars are a beotch to bleed. Whenever I work on the cooling system I carry a gallon of water around with me for a week before I get the thing bled fully. And, that's with letting the farfegnugen screw bleed coolant everywhere, squeezing hoses, raising idle, raising front end-- maybe I just have a goofy car.

Good luck with the attitude- regardless. You're not defining things well enough for ppl to help without being smart a$$ at the same time. I'm a REAL smart a$$- I'm just in a jolly mood right now on some pain killers from an accident
sounds like my air sucking whore of a car
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Old 11-20-2012, 05:46 PM
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Ok i just turned on my car and its still on the ramps, turned it on at 5:32pm & till now I see no increase of heating, but my heater still does not throw air out. In the morning I turned it on and still no air throwing, turmed it off, then I turned it on again like 1 minute later and still no air throwing but then all of a sudden it just starts throwing air again and I turn it off nd try turning it on and again no air throwing. Any ideas?
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Old 11-20-2012, 05:58 PM
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sounds like my air sucking whore of a car
Well thank God it's not just mine! Sometimes my wife drives mine, and I learned QUICK-- Not until at least a week after I've done anything to the coolant system!

One day I'm going to do the euro reservoir mod just because I'm tired of hassling about with it.
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Old 11-20-2012, 05:58 PM
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Possibly final stage unit going bad.

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Old 11-20-2012, 06:06 PM
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I'm seriously gonna try to help, but I have problems with assumptions.

1. what is turned on (no jokes please)
2. what is throwing air

I don't know if you have a blower motor problem, or a coolant bleeding problem, so I'm going to suggest the following:

1. Put car in park, ign in position 2.

2. Actuate blower control from lowest to highest fan setting- do you hear or feel ANYTHING? Is it moving air? Is the HVAC blower working? IF not, fuse, resistor etc.

3. I don't know what year your car is (not in profile), so I cant give you advice on the panel control, or whether potentially it's just a resistor, or a fuse. Fuses generally blow for a reason, so don't get too excited if there's one blown.

4. OP referenced where the fuses are-- near firewall driver's side under plastic cover. Table is there-- if yours is gone, reply and I'll bust out my Bentley manual-- not going outside, it's cold. Regardless, a good visual check will reveal if fuses are obviously blown-- but that will not take into account hidden corrosion (which I have seen personally prevent a circuit from closing). As a course of habit, I will remove the fuse, test it, or replace with a known-good fuse after verifying contacts (above AND below) are clean of any corrosion.

5. report back

But, my money's on the FSU
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Mgood, here's the answers to a few of your questions:
Year is in the thread title , and....
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Define doesn't work. Does air blow but it isn't hot? Or nothing blows at all on any setting? And yes, on ramps.

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Yah it doesnt blow nothing at all nor hot or cold.


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Old 11-20-2012, 06:28 PM
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Ok took my car for a spin, turned it on at 5:32, had it parked on ramps till 5:47pm-still no increase of heating up, 5:48pm took it for a spin till 6:05pm still no increase of heat but as I was driving I can feel heat very slow coming out of the vents, so some air is now starting to come out but not alot , u can feel it if u press ur hand agains the vents, so the air isnt coming out with alot of pressure, but yah now it started to throw lil lil hot air on level 4 of the heating settings, my car is 1992 325i 4 door sedan
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Old 11-20-2012, 06:30 PM
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OM-G I just saw your quote "Not all quotes you see on the internet are genuine. -Abraham Lincoln"

-sorry- i'm VERY ADD--

I'm betting that darn blower resistor then. Especially since its a '92-- got a lot of service out of it- more than most!

Here's a link- don't bother with a used one- not worth the trouble. I've tested a few now and then, sometimes they partially work, sometimes not. http://www.pelicanparts.com/bmw/tech...r_Resistor.htm

Easy fix.

Be warned-- this thing will be HOT if the HVAC controls are on.
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Old 11-20-2012, 06:55 PM
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What lol? what u meen?
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wachoo meen, wachoo meen?? snap, yo, ah be gittin all up in thiz biz an yo punk head gotsta be all like 'wachoomeen n stuffz, so whatevz, yo, i be splittin this place anywayz cuz dats how i rollz, foreelz...




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wachoo meen, wachoo meen?? snap, yo, ah be gittin all up in thiz biz an yo punk head gotsta be all like 'wachoomeen n stuffz, so whatevz, yo, i be splittin this place anywayz cuz dats how i rollz, foreelz...




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Old 11-20-2012, 07:21 PM
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OM-G I just saw your quote "Not all quotes you see on the internet are genuine. -Abraham Lincoln"

-sorry- i'm VERY ADD--

I'm betting that darn blower resistor then. Especially since its a '92-- got a lot of service out of it- more than most!

Here's a link- don't bother with a used one- not worth the trouble. I've tested a few now and then, sometimes they partially work, sometimes not. http://www.pelicanparts.com/bmw/tech...r_Resistor.htm

Easy fix.

Be warned-- this thing will be HOT if the HVAC controls are on.
can u brake it down a bit for me? Like what u men?
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