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Old 08-15-2014, 02:11 PM
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AC Blowing Cool One Side Only

Hello, I have 2005 X3, My ac is blowing only one side i.e driver's side, how can i correct it?
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Old 08-15-2014, 02:19 PM
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Have you checked your refrigerant?

Blowing cold on one side is classically a low refrigerant indication.

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Old 08-15-2014, 08:32 PM
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You need to recharge your coolant. That's a tell tale sign it's leaking. Make sure you use refrigerant with a leak sealer in it...

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Old 08-16-2014, 06:24 AM
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I wouldn't do it yourself unless you have gauges. If there's a leak get it fixed don't use refrigerant with leak sealer.
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Old 08-16-2014, 09:32 AM
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IIRC an E83 is not dissimilar to an E46. I recharged the refrigerant every 12-18 months or so on my ZHP.

The capacity should be stamped on the under hood AC label. My E46 took 26 oz. A can of refrigerant is 13 oz., so a simple recharge kit at Autozone ($30-$25) is a good option if you want to just give it a shot.

Might just fix the issue if it is a slow leak.

If not you can always get it to a shop.


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Old 08-19-2014, 06:36 AM
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I had the same issue. Had an a/c shop evac and replace the refrigerant. It worked for two months then it happened again, blowing cold from drivers side and hot from passenger side. Culprit ended up being a bad compressor. $1700 later and I haven't had a single issue in 3 months.
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