Hi, I have a 1997 328i with 260,000 miles on it. This past summer I wasn't getting any air blowing through the vents for about 3 days. When I took it up to the shop, they couldn't find a problem as it had started working again. It went out again and now the shop is saying that the blower motor is gone. However, I can get enough A/C to come through to de-fog the front window. Otherwise there is no forced air coming through the vents. I talked to my uncle who's in the parts business and he said it's one of 3 things- the blower motor, the blower motor resistor, or a short in the connection somewhere. he thought that it was most likely the resistor. When I asked my mechanic if it could be the resistor, he said that my car doesn't have a resistor, however, when I go to parts websites, they are showing one exists. The estimate I was given to replace the motor would be about $1,100. The mechanic said the motors wear out at about 150k. I have these questions: 1) Is the motor the most likely problem, and if not what is? 2) Should replacing the motor be the 1st route to try or is there a cheaper option? 3) Is there a parts store that you recommend? And/ or would a part from the junkyard be ok to use? I don't want to throw a ton of money in this car as it seems like every couple of months I'm back in the shop for something. I almost think a better use of my money would be to go to mechanic's school and learn to fix this thing myself! Thanks for your time and expertise!