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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 09-02-2007, 03:00 PM
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this may sound very silly but how do i get my climate control to blow hot or warm air
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Old 09-02-2007, 03:22 PM
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Hey mate, there are no silly questions on here

Can you not just increase the temperature?

I take it you have the digital unit or do you just have the two turn dials??
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Old 09-02-2007, 03:48 PM
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Haha, not a silly question, its a silly design by BMW. Took me a long time to get the climate control to make sense. Regardless of if you have digital or analog, turn the temp up high on the unit, then the catch is to turn the little dial on the center vent over to the red side. This is what will *really* control your temp.

No no, simply choosing the temperature on the unit itself would be much too easy! Silly BMW....
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i have no idea how to use it
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I take it that it looks like this



Just press the second button on the left to get the heat coming at you and them press the red arrow to increase the temperature on the drivers and/or passenders side. You can make it blow faster by pressing the larger of the two fans on the middle button

OR, set it to the temperature you want using the same red arrows and press AUTO

If no heat comes out, you may have a problem and you need to report back

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Old 09-02-2007, 04:09 PM
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whats the snow flake do? oh and the broken wheel under the snow flake ?

and yes that the one
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Snowflake is your aircon mate, the circle below it is to re-circulate the air incase you dont want to be drawing in air from outside. You would use this if there was a bad smell or lots of pollution that you dont want to drag into the car so it uses what is already inside

The top one is your windscreen demister and the bottom is your rear
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oh cool thanks for all your help
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Haha, not a silly question, its a silly design by BMW. Took me a long time to get the climate control to make sense. Regardless of if you have digital or analog, turn the temp up high on the unit, then the catch is to turn the little dial on the center vent over to the red side. This is what will *really* control your temp.

No no, simply choosing the temperature on the unit itself would be much too easy! Silly BMW....

It took me about a week to figure this one out too. Drove me insane!
My question to the BMW developers: Why?
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oh cool thanks for all your help
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I still don't get how that wheel in the middle of the vents can choose between hot/cold air ? If theres cold air, where does it get the hot air from ? ?
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