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Old 11-04-2003, 08:41 AM
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2003 530i A/C Problem

I hope this isn't my first problem with my car...

On my way to work this morning, I had my A/C on at aroud 66 degrees.
I always like it a little cold in my car on my morning drive. I usually have the fan up at around 2 levels, but had to kick it up more then half way. The air felt like it was 75 degrees. What is going on?
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Old 11-04-2003, 09:08 AM
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I hope this isn't my first problem with my car...

On my way to work this morning, I had my A/C on at aroud 66 degrees.
I always like it a little cold in my car on my morning drive. I usually have the fan up at around 2 levels, but had to kick it up more then half way. The air felt like it was 75 degrees. What is going on?
surely you had the dash rotator dial set to full cool, yes? I ask only cause sometimes the most obvious solution is the most difficult to find.
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Old 11-04-2003, 09:12 AM
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surely you had the dash rotator dial set to full cool, yes? I ask only cause sometimes the most obvious solution is the most difficult to find.
Yes, the dial is set to cool. I don't really mess with the dial.

I just got off the phone with my local dealer and they said it could be the external temp reader. They asked that when I go to lunch, to read what the outside temp gauge is reading on my dash. If it is off by a significant amount, that will cause the temperature inside to be warmer then usual

Is this a known problem with the e39?
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Old 11-04-2003, 09:44 AM
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Yes, the dial is set to cool. I don't really mess with the dial.

I just got off the phone with my local dealer and they said it could be the external temp reader. They asked that when I go to lunch, to read what the outside temp gauge is reading on my dash. If it is off by a significant amount, that will cause the temperature inside to be warmer then usual

Is this a known problem with the e39?
It is common when the external reader has been damaged or removed by a curb stop, driveway or the like. The external temp goes to like -43 degrees or something an weird sh!t happens. External mirrors go into defrost mode, A/C may be affected, etc.

Did your car 'gong' at you this AM to indicate an ice warning? It will do that when it reads at or below 37 degrees F.
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Old 11-04-2003, 01:40 PM
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It is common when the external reader has been damaged or removed by a curb stop, driveway or the like. The external temp goes to like -43 degrees or something an weird sh!t happens. External mirrors go into defrost mode, A/C may be affected, etc.

Did your car 'gong' at you this AM to indicate an ice warning? It will do that when it reads at or below 37 degrees F.
I just got back from lunch and the a/c was working fine. I did accidently rub a curb stop yesterday. But my reading was accurate at lunch. who knows

It's working fine now, thats all that matters. Thanks propellerhead
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