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#1336 of 2734 Heat and A/C problems with my 1993 525i
Aug 06, 2005 (10:35 am)
My BMW has high mileage (175k) but looks and runs great. Only problem is that when the A/C is on, while it works the heating system does not seem to turn off and there is a constant oozing of super heated air coming in on my feet. The A/C can not overcome this additional heat source. The local mechanics simply turn on the A/C and see that it works, tell me the car is fine. Anyone else have a similar problem or can suggest a solution? Thanks.
#1337 of 2734 2002 530i Hood Latch
Aug 06, 2005 (4:18 pm)
Does anyone know how to get under the hood when the secondary latch mechanism does not completely disengage? The inside latch appears to work fine, but the latch release located on the passenger side of the grill will not release the hood. Thanks.
#1338 of 2734 Re: buzzing sound from climate panel. [mastoras]
Aug 06, 2005 (9:44 pm)
Nothing is wrong with your car. The noise that you are hearing is a tiny fan that draws interior air across a temperature sensor to provide data to the HVAC system. Some fans are noisier than others. The fan begins running whenever a door is opened. The various and sundry computers of your 5er don't go into sleep mode until 15 minutes after the engine is turned off, which explains why you continue to hear the fan.
#1339 of 2734 Re: Sad start to new 525xi ownership [freddybb]
Aug 08, 2005 (6:18 am)
I took delivery of a New 525 XI and the second day I got the "High Battery Drain" warning message and thought that I did not lock the door overnight, not sure what the problem is again this msg. seems to appear almost everyday. I plan to take it to the dealership to get this rectified. Any input will be appreciated.
??Is this the Ultimate driving machine??
#1340 of 2734 Re: Sad start to new 525xi ownership [rahulk]
Aug 08, 2005 (6:41 am)
Can you see your iDrive screen? That's what they replaced in my 530xi and things seem to be ok now. I say "seem to be OK" because the High Drain error still shows up once in a while and then goes away. I am an engineer and I don't believe BMW or the dealership really knows what is going on here -- they are probably (hopefully) trying to find a permanent cure for this right now while they replace whatever they have to replace to get these new cars on the road.
#1341 of 2734 Re: Sad start to new 525xi ownership [rahulk]
Aug 08, 2005 (6:42 am)
BTW, Rahul, YES it is the ultimate driving machine -- just NOT the ultimate electronic machine! I love the way it drives and I have no regrets (just a bad initial experience), but I wish BMW would simply source their electronics (eg, Navi) from the same supplier that provides it for my flawless (electronically) Honda Odyssey!!
Aug 09, 2005 (8:31 pm)
I purchased a 2001 540i, 4.4 282 hp, 61,000 miles 9 months ago and love driving my 'new' BMW. Yesterday my wife was driving the car and the air shut down completely only to come on later that day. The temp outside was mid 90's, any suggestions on why this would happen? Is this the sign of a potential larger problem coming my way? Since this only happened once I don't plan on taking the vehicle in to get looked at so I thought I would summon your advice on this forum.
#1343 of 2734 djpierotti
Aug 09, 2005 (9:09 pm)
Did the HVAC fan quit or was the system blowing hot air?
#1344 of 2734 Re: Pinging in 528iT engine--need help [davismaxx]
Aug 10, 2005 (3:14 pm)
I have a 525iT and had the same problem. I found that by using better gas,the problem goes away.
#1345 of 2734 99 540I BMW RADIATOR LEAKS @ 50K MILES
Aug 10, 2005 (10:17 pm)
I READ SOMEONES COMMENT ON KNOWING ABOUT THE HISTORY OF 99 BMW 540I RADIATORS LEAKING. I JUST BOUGHT MINE 2 WEEKS THIS FRIDAY WITH 43K AND TODAY THE RADIATOR HAS A HAIR LINE LEAK AT THE TOP. DOES ANYONE HAVE MORE INFO. ABOUT THIS. IS THIS TRUE ABOUT THE HISTORY OF THIS YEAR AND MODEL? PLEASE ADVISE ASAP. I JUST HAPPEN TO BE 400 MILES FROM HOME TAKING CARE OF MY DAD WHO JUST HAD HEART SURGERY 5 BI-PASS.
THANK YOU SO MUCH