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E60 (2004 - 2010)
BMW 5-Series (E60 chassis) was first seen in the Unites States in the fall of 2003 with a 2004 Model Year designation. The E60 is now available as a 528i, 528xi, 535i, 535xi, 550i and a 535xi sports wagon! -- View the E60 Wiki

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Old 01-22-2013, 05:56 AM
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Unhappy not blowing hot air

04 bmw 530i is not blowing hot air, ive adjusted the climate control no change, help
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Old 01-22-2013, 07:12 AM
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04 bmw 530i is not blowing hot air, ive adjusted the climate control no change, help
First thing I'd check is the radiator - got coolant in there?
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Old 01-22-2013, 07:52 AM
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Thermostat.

If you don't have low coolant, it is probably a thermostat. If it is the thermostat, check your water pump as well. DIY on a thermostat is fairly simple, so I'm told. (I'm not handy so I paid to get my thermostat, lower rad hose, coolant temp sensor/o-ring done - $420 total)
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Old 01-22-2013, 09:54 AM
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Thermostat.

If you don't have low coolant, it is probably a thermostat. If it is the thermostat, check your water pump as well. DIY on a thermostat is fairly simple, so I'm told. (I'm not handy so I paid to get my thermostat, lower rad hose, coolant temp sensor/o-ring done - $420 total)


^^^^^^^^What he said. I have the same car you do and mine was doing the same thing. Replaced the thermostat and BAM! Hot toasty air.
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Old 01-23-2013, 07:44 AM
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Old 01-23-2013, 08:51 AM
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sorry if i hi jack the thread but is there a section for DIY??
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Old 01-23-2013, 01:12 PM
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If you click on the "forum" link at the top it will take you to all of the different forums. There is a DIY section...just try a search there. I am also relatively certain there is a video on youtube.com too.
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Old 01-23-2013, 01:20 PM
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Wow. I just recently found out I wasn't getting hot air either. You guys are great citizens. Thank you.

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Old 01-23-2013, 03:41 PM
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Had the same issue (as have most of us that have cars with over about 60k from what I can tell)
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Old 01-24-2013, 06:19 AM
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So what has been the consensus for the issue? Mine just hit 60k and I am having heat problems albeit I have heat, it just seems slow to come on and then there doesn't seem to be enough volume. I am inclined to think clogged heater core.
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Before you go that route, check the thermostat, coolant level, and water pump. I'm betting it is one of those three...
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Old 01-25-2013, 10:29 AM
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service light came on today, took it to a BMW ctr in the Rockville area.... they ran a Dio test and said I need a thermostat, and that i should change the water pump since you need a thermostat... and it would be $1200.00 parts and labor...... so I priced the OEM Thermostat $99.00 and the water pump $116..... now I need to replace the thermostat... should i do the water pump too or is the shop tryna take advantage of me???
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Old 01-25-2013, 11:30 AM
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Many people say to do both at the same time. My indy guy said there was no need to do both at the same time for me, so I didn't.

Again, thermostat, coolant, coolant temp sensor, lower hose done for $420 out the door. Get a better quote, Rawn, shouldn't be too hard to find...seems excessive.

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Old 01-25-2013, 11:51 AM
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My Indy fixed many coolant leaks last week and when driving away we bad no heat. Ended up being a $200 heater valve. Common failure

Is it defaulting to blowing air from defroster?
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Old 01-25-2013, 08:09 PM
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My Indy fixed many coolant leaks last week and when driving away we bad no heat. Ended up being a $200 heater valve. Common failure

Is it defaulting to blowing air from defroster?
Is heater valve the common name for the part? I have "heat" it's just not blowing hard. It seems like it's blowing hard as can be from the defroster vent on the top of the dash but not from the rest of the vents.
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Is heater valve the common name for the part? I have "heat" it's just not blowing hard. It seems like it's blowing hard as can be from the defroster vent on the top of the dash but not from the rest of the vents.
Mine was blowing hard from defroster (fail save they told me) but cold air. This heater valve had rubber seals that failed with a metal plunger. It was a black plastic housing.
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Old 01-26-2013, 08:52 AM
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