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11-10-2010 11:35 AM #1
Quickie ? about FSU from those of you who know
My HVAC fan works on all speeds with the following exception:
low speed is very high and any other selection just makes the fan go faster. Choices are: off, fast, faster, faster, faster, and even faster. Is that possibly the FSU?
In other BMWs when the FSU went out you could not select fan speeds at all, just low speed or no fan at all.
Sounds almost like a quiet hair dryer the fan speed is so fast.
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11-10-2010 11:40 AM #2
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FSU is the place to start , is easy to replace
I would start there bad fsu cause weird things with fan speed
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11-10-2010 11:45 AM #3
When my FSU went, it was Off, off, off, off, FAST.
So, I would bet it is the FSU that has failed on the low amp side... Mine opened up on the low amp side, thus only working on the zero resistance setting... Looks like yours is zero resistance (or nearly zero), regardless of setting...
I would check it with a new FSU before pulling the old, and installing the new... Just unplug the wire, turn it on, and see what happens... If it works like it should, you get the fun job of fishing the old out, and the new in the very tight spot they put it...
11-10-2010 11:48 AM #4
11-10-2010 12:03 PM #5
- Pembroke, MA, United StatesMember No: 4328
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When mine died the fan speeds were not (m)
controllable, the fan had a mind of it's own. As the others have said change the FSU and make sure you get the newer style one that has lots more cooling fingers on it.
The HVAC panel send a signal directly to the FSU, start with the FSU it's about 20 times less expensive.
11-10-2010 07:38 PM #6
Thanks folks, 4 years ago I had to replace the
panel on the control unit because 3 or 4 of the buttons fell off. I bought a new panel at the delaer with new buttons and replaced. What fun that was. It has worked fine until about a year ago.
All the buttons do what they are supposed to do except the fan speed control buttons. I hope the FSU witll do the trick as I would rather not have to purchase one even through eBay.
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All from my supercharged heater AC fan
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