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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 01-21-2012, 02:43 PM
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digital climate control

digital climate control 1996 sedan 328i
seems dead ..nobody home then it flickers and works for a bit ...then dead..
where do I start to look for the problem ...or loose connecter

can I replace with manual control ?
never liked ANY climate control that thought it
knew more than me.. where the air should be.
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Old 01-21-2012, 03:26 PM
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You cannot replace the digital climate control with the analog unit without replacing the whole heater box, which requires taking apart half the interior. Total headache... To me, it sounds like your CC head unit (control module) is dead, and it isn't just a fuse or final stage unit. I'd look at replacing it with a used unit.
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Old 02-17-2012, 10:11 PM
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u probably want to repair it
http://www.macadamizer.com/bmwfix.html
its not too difficult
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Old 02-17-2012, 10:30 PM
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^Pretty old thread...
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Old 10-11-2013, 12:19 AM
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Old 10-11-2013, 10:25 AM
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ZeG, is right.. its a pain in the ass to take apart the dash.

Check all associated connections first.. fuses, relays.. including the ones in the cabin.
Check the connections on the CC unit itself.

It sounds like You have a cracked, or disrupted connection.. if it flickers on/off
Perhaps the board in the CC unit itself needs to be re-flowed.
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Old 10-11-2013, 04:39 PM
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I just did the fix Bandita posted. Your exact symptoms. Worked like a charm. Easy if you have a little soldering skill.
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