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    '87 325e, blower motor only works on 5 ??

    like the title says... blower motor only works on 5, all out haha nothing else. contacts cleanable ? need a whole module ? appreciate any help! thanks!

    #2
    Likely the blower motor resistor needs replacement. It's a weak spot on these cars.

    It lives under the blower motor cover - accessible under the hood.

    101

    The E30 collection:
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    1987 325is - Delphin / Black Sport (son #3's)
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    1990 325iX Coupe - Sterling Silver / Grey Sport

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      #3
      Originally posted by 101
      Likely the blower motor resistor needs replacement. It's a weak spot on these cars.
      Bingo. If the motor works but only at full speed, the motor itself should still be good. I had this exact problem recently and swapping the resistor fixed it. P/n 64116912633
      Albie

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        #4
        To save some $$, simply clean the contacts on your old one. I use a little sand paper.
        Once that's done, it'll work like new again (all speeds available).
        My e30 is still running the same resistor since 1988.
        If it's got tits or tires, it's gonna cost ya!

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          #5
          awesome guys. i'll try cleaning the contacts first before spending any money.

          thanks !!

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            #6
            Your blower goes to 5???
            20% Accurate

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              #7
              Originally posted by Sh00bs View Post
              awesome guys. i'll try cleaning the contacts first before spending any money.

              thanks !!
              If you have any questions, just PM me.
              If it's got tits or tires, it's gonna cost ya!

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                #8
                It's nothing but solid state coils. It doesn't go bad like a traditional resistor. What happens is oxidation builds up on the contacts to the point nothing works except full speed because this bypasses the resistor pack. Resurface the contacts with scouring pad, sand paper, etc. clean it all up and you'll be fine. Also clean the blower motor as best as you can since you are there.
                "I'd probably take the E30 M3 in this case just because I love that little car, and how tanky that inline 6 is." - thecj

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by HerbE30 View Post
                  Your blower goes to 5???
                  that's what she said ?

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