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Old 06-29-2011, 07:45 PM
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noisy blower fan

My blower fan slightly squeals when one. I'm wondering if some debris got in there (happened to my MDX). Is the fan accessible from the cabin filter area under the hood or from the glovebox? I hope the blower motor is not going.
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Old 07-01-2011, 07:45 AM
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Mine is kinda noisy too, but 600 watts of audio quiets it right down. I would say a little white grease to the center pin of the fan might cure that.

Remember that area is exposed to intense heat from sun light and things will dry out faster there. So lubricants will certainly have a shorter life.
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Old 07-01-2011, 09:44 AM
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Ha - unfortunately I'm only rolling with the BMW Business head unit. Does anyone know if the fan is easily accessible, or is it one of thse take apart the dash details?
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Old 07-04-2011, 01:14 PM
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I had a noisy fan, it was like cricket chirping at certain fan speeds (second or third setting I think). Turned out it had lived enough and was replaced under CPO.

Sorry, can't help you in determining if it's easily accessible.
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Old 10-12-2012, 07:21 AM
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DIY replacement

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Does anyone have a DIY on how to replace the interior fan?
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Old 10-12-2012, 10:49 AM
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Here is a link that should help http://tis.spaghetticoder.org/s/view.pl?1/04/55/73
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Old 10-12-2012, 11:48 AM
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Old 10-12-2012, 08:11 PM
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The key phrase is "Remove heater bulkhead".
The fact that cylinder head removal is required for some cars implies this "heater bulkhead" removal occurs from the engine bay in the e83. .??
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Old 10-12-2012, 08:56 PM
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Sorry for the confusion but here is the first step - I couldn't find it on that other site.
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File Type: pdf heater bulkhead.pdf (64.4 KB, 198 views)
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Old 10-13-2012, 03:02 AM
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Thank you again. Both pdfs are very helpful.
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