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Old 07-13-2019, 02:37 PM
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Blower motor resistor location ?

Hey I have a 2012 528i xdrive and I took the whole glove box off and I can't find the blower motor resistor location ??
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A late model, 2012 (like mine), does not have a resistor bank to control or limit blower motor speed. It has a solid state speed control N2 controlled in turn by a Pluse Width Modulated - PWM - signal from the IHKA control module.

https://www.newtis.info/tisv2/a/en/f...blower/f3iDIy3

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A late model, 2012 (like mine), does not have a resistor bank to control or limit blower motor speed. It has a solid state speed control N2 controlled in turn by a Pluse Width Modulated - PWM - signal from the IHKA control module.

https://www.newtis.info/tisv2/a/en/f...blower/f3iDIy3

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Where would it be located at ? I bought this part for it https://imgur.com/gallery/2ljx7zx because my AC only works when it's on full blast and only when I'm stopped it doesn't work when I'm driving and doesn't work on any other level
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I have no freeKing idea what that image is! It is not likely a final stage resistor bank, vulgarly known as a porcupine for the heat sink quills. You have been sold a Pig in a Poke.

The FSR porcupine is located on the blower assemby with the heat sink in the air stream for cooling. The Final Stage Unit N2 is on the blower assembly.
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Old 07-13-2019, 03:17 PM
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I have no freeKing idea what that image is! It is not likely a final stage resistor bank, vulgarly known as a porcupine for the heat sink quills. You have been sold a Pig in a Poke.

The FSR porcupine is located on the blower assemby with the heat sink in the air stream for cooling. The Final Stage Unit N2 is on the blower assembly.
Bapmic 64119226780 Heater Blower Motor Regulator Resistor for BMW F10 F11 F01 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07JZC68V1..._RGLkDbXNZD199
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Old 07-13-2019, 04:20 PM
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I have no freeKing idea what that image is! It is not likely a final stage resistor bank, vulgarly known as a porcupine for the heat sink quills. You have been sold a Pig in a Poke.

The FSR porcupine is located on the blower assemby with the heat sink in the air stream for cooling. The Final Stage Unit N2 is on the blower assembly.
When I look up blower motor resistor on amazon / autozone that's the only thing that pops up
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Where would it be located at ? I bought this part for it https://imgur.com/gallery/2ljx7zx because my AC only works when it's on full blast and only when I'm stopped it doesn't work when I'm driving and doesn't work on any other level
Have you input the 11 digit bmw part nbr (64119226780) in one of the online part database sites which would pull up the diagram? It may show where this component is located.

If you're not familiar with any of the BMW online part database sites...here are 3 of my favs:
EDIT:. Looks like it is #2 in the diagram

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