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Old 04-10-2012, 11:58 PM
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wish i knew how to rip apart the interior like that.
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Old 04-11-2012, 11:57 AM
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wish i knew how to rip apart the interior like that.
Wish granted! Buy a Bentley and read, EVERY detail of this repair is defined in the manual.
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15 hours isn't bad? That sounds absolutely horrible to me.

These things go out like clockwork on BMW's. It is crazy they have to be so damn hard to replace. I had to remove the intake manifold my e36 and still bend some sheetmetal to get it out. The one in my e53 squeaked as well as the one in my current e46. I am dreading this repair.
The one in my X is 9 yrs old with 150k miles and just started squeaking when spinning down. Seen domestic/asian vehicles blower motors fail in half that time/miles. This repair is not as bad as it looks, I helped a friend do his in around 6 hrs. I've worked on GM cars that were more difficult to change spark plugs then this DIY.
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Old 04-11-2012, 12:26 PM
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It sounds bad to me. I personally don't like pulling apart interior trim. Something always seems to break when I do that.

I don't think it would be THAT hard to design this area bit better where replacement of this common failure item would only require removing the cabin filter housing from the engine bay and swapping this out.
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yay. Just had this die on me. Thought it was the FSU, but I replaced that and still no dice.
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15 hours isn't bad? That sounds absolutely horrible to me.

These things go out like clockwork on BMW's. It is crazy they have to be so damn hard to replace. I had to remove the intake manifold my e36 and still bend some sheetmetal to get it out. The one in my e53 squeaked as well as the one in my current e46. I am dreading this repair.
would it be possible to get some oil to the bearing to extend the lifespan and delay the repair? maybe still have to remove some panels but not the entire dash etc?
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I'd hook 12V direct to the blower as a test to be sure first.
Interesting that you said it made a loud noise when it failed.
What's the theory, that the cage blower broke apart?

NFC how to hook 12v to it.
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Should correct this quote....."The one in my X is 9 yrs old with 150k miles and just started squeaking when spinning down".

I posted that 3.5 yrs/50k miles ago.

Turned out the spin down squeak was the sampler fan, cleaned/lubed (10 min job), working good.
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I'm assuming it is in a similiar place as mine can you let me know where that one is? I have the faintest squeak when spinning down and at low fan speed, blower motor should be fine but I'd like to know about the sampler fan.
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