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definitely annoying
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
100,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. take apart and fix yourself - it's super easy (1 reports)
1997 BMW 328 accessories - interior problems

accessories - interior problem

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1997 BMW 328 Owner Comments

problem #1

Apr 152007

328 iC 2.8L I6

  • Manual transmission
  • 100,000 miles


I was driving one day & the climate control started flashing, then after a bit, the display went dim, like something-electrical-is-frying-dim. None of the control buttons worked. I pulled over, turned off & restarted the car .. nothing, the climate control computer unit was dead.

I called the dealer. $600 for a new climate control unit. Checked Ebay, where the going price was $200 to $300. Did some more searching online & found where you can get it repaired for $50. Did some more searching & found a great website that shows you exactly how to do the repair yourself (see link below) with photos.

The repair took half an hour start to finish, was really easy, & worked perfectly. The website doesn't mention this, but from reading forums about this problem, a lot of people don't even need the new capacitor. Mine was just a bad solder joint on that capacitor. I touched it once with the soldering iron & was back in business. No problems since.

- , South Hero, VT, USA

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