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Center climate console mind of its own

Discussion in 'E36 (1992-1999)' started by 322371, Apr 20, 2008.

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    The climate control seems to have a mind of its own. It will turn off and on at will. I believe it is activating
    the air conditioning compressor also, even when climate temperature is set to 80 degrees.

    Mark

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    What year car? Knobs or LCD display?

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    Center Climate Control

    It is a 1997 M3 Sedan with a computer and retangular buttons for adjusting climate control.

    Mark

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    Center climate control has a mind of its own

    LCD Display on the computer
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    EuroWerkz1

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    Climate Control

    This is a very common problem on E36 1996-1998. It will require that you replace and then have re-coded the control panel computer. There are reports and sites on the internet of do-it yourself fixes as in resoldering/repaiing the circuit boards for these and I have had hit and miss luck with that being a true fix. Unless you have quite a bit of experience, great eyes, and the tools to re-solder very small circuit boards, just bite the bullet, shop around (hint), and buy a new one. You'll be time and money ahead and your car will be back to normal very soon.

    Enjoy!

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