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The heater fan on my 330 doesn't seem as powerful as it once was.Compared to the girlfriends Mini one it's like a breeze versus a gale.

Do they deteriorate with age or could it be the hedgehog resistor playing up ?

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what's the correct name for the hedgehog?

also where are these situated ? easy to fit? costs?

final stage resistor.google final stage resistor e46 there's a 19 min video on how to do it on YouTube. Edited by BmEagle

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final stage resistor.google final stage resistor e46 there's a 19 min video on how to do it on YouTube.

Must be sped up! :D

Trying to find that bolt was the hard part, otherwise it's an easy enough job, although I'm glad I did mine in the summer as it's not something I'd want to tackle in the cold!

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Done mines last weekend.. Took me about 2 and a half hours! Spent ages tryin to find the dreaded hidden torx screw! Hahaa! Once you manage to get it you will piss it! The 19 min video on youtube i used aswell.. Fails to tell you that the boy filmed it over 2 days! Untill 3/4's through though! Lol!

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Done mines last weekend.. Took me about 2 and a half hours! Spent ages tryin to find the dreaded hidden torx screw! Hahaa! Once you manage to get it you will piss it! The 19 min video on youtube i used aswell.. Fails to tell you that the boy filmed it over 2 days! Untill 3/4's through though! Lol!

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What symptoms did you have ?

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Done mines last weekend.. Took me about 2 and a half hours! Spent ages tryin to find the dreaded hidden torx screw! Hahaa! Once you manage to get it you will piss it! The 19 min video on youtube i used aswell.. Fails to tell you that the boy filmed it over 2 days! Untill 3/4's through though! Lol!

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What symptoms did you have ?

The heaters sometimes worked.. Sometimes just pulsed.. And sometimes not atall! Was hardly getting much heat either! There absolute brilliant now ive changed it though! Its easy enough putting it all back together.. Uve just got to lie upside down with ur head at the pedals for a while! Lol.. 1 of those led torches that you put on ur head helps alot aswell!

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Further to my initial query.

The symptons as of 5 minutes ago,I'm getting warm air blowing thru the eye level vents but cold air down at my feet ( at the same time ) with the controls set at 20 degrees.

Is this further indication of the hedgehog ?

Oh and another thing,sometimes when I get in the car after it's been standing,usually overnight,the temperature on the display is different to how it was when I left it.

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I bought a hedgehog off Ebay and had a go at fitting it a couple of weeks back but couldn't get on that hidden torx.

I should have percevered as the blower has now packed up completely and I'm off down the motorway to the airport later.Looks like it'll be 1st job when I get back from my travels :(

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Further to my initial query.

The symptons as of 5 minutes ago,I'm getting warm air blowing thru the eye level vents but cold air down at my feet ( at the same time ) with the controls set at 20 degrees.

Is this further indication of the hedgehog ?

Oh and another thing,sometimes when I get in the car after it's been standing,usually overnight,the temperature on the display is different to how it was when I left it.

with regard to the temp setting being different, are you using more than one ignition key? i noticed when i used my spare key that the climate control reverted back to the settings from when that key was last used. either way your hedgehog is fooked innit, had to replace the one on my old e36, 'twas a ballache i'm afraid....

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I bought a hedgehog off Ebay and had a go at fitting it a couple of weeks back but couldn't get on that hidden torx.

I should have percevered as the blower has now packed up completely and I'm off down the motorway to the airport later.Looks like it'll be 1st job when I get back from my travels :(

Pics on here may help you, I found using my finger to locate the groove leading to that screw is the trick. Its best to have a long thin torx bit.

http://www.e46zone.com/forum/topic/41708-final-stage-resistor-how-to-replace/page-2

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Further to my initial query.

The symptons as of 5 minutes ago,I'm getting warm air blowing thru the eye level vents but cold air down at my feet ( at the same time ) with the controls set at 20 degrees.

Is this further indication of the hedgehog ?

Oh and another thing,sometimes when I get in the car after it's been standing,usually overnight,the temperature on the display is different to how it was when I left it.

with regard to the temp setting being different, are you using more than one ignition key? i noticed when i used my spare key that the climate control reverted back to the settings from when that key was last used. either way your hedgehog is fooked innit, had to replace the one on my old e36, 'twas a ballache i'm afraid....

That's it !

I do use both keys as one is on a large bunch I use during the day and the other on it's own if I go out at night.

Thanks mate,saved me buying parts to fix a non existent fault lol

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