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E70 BMW X5 produced between 2007 and 2013. Discuss the E70 X5 with other BMW owners here.

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Old 07-02-2013, 01:21 PM
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Heat from under driver seat

I'm new to Bimmerfest, and this is is my first attempt at posting a problem/question on the X5 Forum. So please bear with me. I own a 2007 BMW X5 3.0si. While driving it today with the a/c on (I live in Florida), I felt heat being generated either from somewhere around the door post or from under the left side of the seat. I could feel warm air on the bottom of my left arm but could not isolate the source. Has anyone out there experienced a similar problem? And if so, what was the fix?
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Old 07-02-2013, 04:23 PM
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Sounds like the settings for rear passengers are set to heat. Makes sense that you feel the heat on left side (there's a vent on the door post) and under seat (there's a vent under the seat).

P.S. It probably took you longer to register and post the question, than to investigate yourself .
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Old 07-02-2013, 05:21 PM
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I had the same issue shortly after the winter season started. My kids loved playing with the rear settings. Spring came along and I felt the heat. It's likely the rear setting like serge reports. Good luck with the X5. Let us know how you make out.
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Old 07-02-2013, 10:46 PM
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I had same problem recently! There was a rear climate control set to heat position and blow out the hot air under the front seat. I turn rear climate as a front temperature and everything work properly! Please try it! You also can turn off a rear climate and use just front one!
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Old 07-03-2013, 09:51 AM
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The setting is probably tied to the remote/key. Don't forget to set/reset it for each key/remote
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Old 07-04-2013, 09:47 AM
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Thanks!

Thanks to all of you who supplied me with the information I needed to solve my problem. The problem was, indeed, with the setting on the rear climate control system. Because no one ever sits back there, I didn't think of checking the setting until I started receiving your responses to my post. My best guess is the setting got changed the last time the vehicle was at the car wash.

Now here's the interesting part. The reason I felt the heat along the back of my left arm while driving was because my wife's umbrella got wedged under the front seat just in front of the floor vent and was diverting the air flow to the left along the door pillar.
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Old 07-05-2013, 05:54 AM
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Thanks2

I had the same problem. And like the OP, am not riding in the back seats. I adjusted the controls and problem gone. Now to reinstall the fuses I pulled. Thanks again.
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Old 07-10-2013, 05:28 PM
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Took us quite a while to figure out this same issue.
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