4.0

definitely annoying
Typical Repair Cost:
$0.00
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

Find something helpful? Spread the word.
Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 1997 BMW 328:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

1997 BMW 328 Owner Comments

problem #1

Apr 152007

328 iC 2.8L I6

  • Manual transmission
  • 100,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

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 www.bmw-repair.com 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.

http://www.macadamizer.com/bmwfix.html

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

Not what you are looking for?