BMW E46 FSR / FSU Repair




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BJM1931: i replaced the FSU easily. But can't replace the hvac tunnel. You seemed to cut away here. Any ideas?

KB GAN: Good job. I was able to replaced my FSR by following your presentation. I did it in an hour. Thanks!

Norbert brilliant: ps: you dont need to buy a new and change the FSR, you can repair it. write me and i send u how to repair it, its easy 

Smoove-Z: anyone had any issues with a after market/ non genuine FSR?

Mineves Vronsky: Thank you, thank you, thank you. There are several videos on YouTube, but yours is the most efficient one. I followed your steps and it took me about 30 minutes to replace faulty FSR on my E46. FSR was failing last two years (blower was changing speed on its own) but last week finally died........ 'It is easy - if you know what you are doing'

Norm Armstrong: No need for words when the detail is as great as your video! Saved me tons of time, thanks!!

Shameka Latres: best video i seen on here to replace the FSR.

Raymond Chiu: good intruction, thanks

Randy Graham: Great job on this video. I would never have guessed the ventilation box would pull out of the way like you showed. Did the job in about an hour. Nice!

Nick McKenzie: What side is the FSR on in a right hand drive car ?

ghooyt: Hi "BMW 3 Series" Thank you so much for this video! I was able to follow your instructions to get my FSR changed out last night, and everything seem to be working ok right now. I only problem I had was that I didn't have the Torx20 screw driver like you did, but those "L" shaped Allen key equivalent. Needed some patience to get them out. Need to invest in Torx screw set :)

Yury Santos: my blower motor just do not stop.. still working ...

TheSecond Story: I can't believe how easy it was for you to remove HVAC housing omg 

Mr DJ: I was having one of the common problems with the heat so I replaced the Final Stage Resistor, the blower works perfectly for a couple of days but then all the sudden the blower stop working. I have checked fuses and all look normal. Before I try to replace the heat blower I would like if it is any other thing that I should take a look? Thx

Doug Zbikowski: Just a warning: You pretty much have to be Gumby to get this part out/in :D It's not in a very convenient place.

Mauricio Suescun: How do you know if you have to replace this part.?

Dimitrios K: You totally saved me, I was on line for a month now trying to find someone who knows what he is talking about, half an hour later my a/c is working again, thank you very much for the video,

mita0004: Thanks for the nice descriptive video, very detailed, I can now finish this off!! Way to go!!!

Doug Zbikowski: LOL- I'm nursing those same scratches. There's a lot of metal tabs in there that's like sticking your hand into barbed wire :)

MyEvildoer: Can you kind people please give me some advice?. I have 3 series touring e46 model, my blower works intermitedly and rear heater is also not working. My local mechanic said it was the climate control panel as it is a common fault but also could be FSR. As it seems that both blower and rear heater have been affected would you guys say that it is more likely the climate control panel itself rather than FSR?. Thanks. P.S Best FSR repair video on youtube. Clear, HD quality, no shaking camera etc

BMW 3 Series: My pleasure. I would have added some oral instructions if my english was better, but glad the texts can do it

Diego Franco: Good video i have a 330ci 2001 and last day the controls works fine but do not blowing, i have to drive the car with out heat, but today after my second intent it works good and still working. Should i replace it?

Richard Brown: awesome video, really helped with the job. hvac tunnel worried me! but with a little extra effort it pulled right out. the far was tight in place and took a lot of patience to wiggle out. heater now working. thanks for posting, e46 is definitely a do it yourself kind of car.

Chocolate Thunder: Ok so my ac and heat turns on in my car but its just not blowing out anything, would this be the solution to fix it?

Seth Cool: Thank you! This is the best video on this job that I could find!

Mojos Army: Thanks so much for this video! Super helpful. The only thing different on my 2000 328i was that the FSU was held in by two more T20 screws. The hardest part of the whole thing was getting the HVAC tunnel back in! My climate control fan is working again, just in time for hot weather!

BMW 3 Series: Its the FSR :-) I bought a used FSR/FSU from the local BMW stealer for ½ price. I use a tripod for my HD cam to make a good quality video. Have to agree with you, I hate those video whit shaking camera. If my english was better, I would also give out instructions during the repair, but hope the texts are ok :-)

BMW 3 Series: I think you should try check the fsr

BiH nixmix: Good video

BMW 3 Series: May well be the FSR. It has an electronic circuit inside and is powered all the time. So a fail in the FSR can cause a battery drain....and have en fan running a life on it's own

seekon: Thanks, good video, took me 45 minutes after watching your video. I did have to use knee pads though, and disconnect the cables for the glove box, to get it out of my way. Part cost me 60 bucks, and now have heat, thanks again for your effort in creating this DIY video, :)

alaturqua: Hi, do you live in Flensburg? If yes, I wanted to ask you to help me replace my fsr at my bmw e46. Greetings from Flensburg.

Mango!: Many thanks for the video- I did mine in about 35 minutes thanks to you! The vent wasnt too bad but certainly the most difficult part with the next being the annoying tab that held in place the old FSR:) thanks again!

BMW 3 Series: And I admit it took me a bit longer as well. I cut out the a bit in the video where I didnt do the right tasks :-)

Albert Marquez: this will not shut off. i finally disconnected the FSD connector for the mean while just so this wouldn't drain my battery. any ideas what this might be?

BMW 3 Series: If the blower motor is running up and down in speed for no reason or if the blower motor isnt running at all, it's most likely the FSR/FSU that is failing

theend0101: This video right on the money, saved me alot of money and it took me less than and hour Thank you sir!!!

Micosmic: This video saved me at least 100 euros. Thank you!

BMW 3 Series: Just use a bit of force. Its not glued or fastened in any way. So moving it up and down while pulling it and it will come out

jayc4sc1: awesome video step by step, i did mine in an hour and it works perfectly, getting that vent back in was a pain in the ass

Michael Rock: Good video but I can't figure out how to remove HVAC tunnel

Bushra Zeeshan: hi I have a question my bmw blowers not working the it does not blow the air at all previously it do that some thing it starting blowing some times not but now a couple of days its totally shut down not blowing the cold air as well as warn air I checked all the fuses they are fine infect when I remove one of the fuse for blower and put if back it makes me feel that their is nothing wrong with the wiring but I don't want to spend 100s of $ to mechanic's

alaturqua: Hi. I have got exact same problem like you.. Could you find the reason? If yes. Please post it here..

zendra00: One question. My fan isn't working at all, when I switch the heat ON i hear some noise like it's tryin' to turn it on but nothing happens. I replaced the FSU about year and a half ago, and I know how it behaves when it's a faulty FSU. Any suggestions please?

BMW 3 Series: If the blower motor is running up and down in speed for no reason or if the blower motor isnt running at all, it's most likely the FSR/FSU that is failing

BMW 3 Series: Yup, I scratched my hand as you can see in the video :(

taube101: Thank you for posting this. I was able to do this repair for less than $50.00 and it worked! Everything went back and looks professional. I admit it did take me about 2 hours total but it was well worth it. only one small scrape on my knuckle. Thanks again for taking the time to post this.

BMW 3 Series: A failing FSU/FSR can cause the fan to not spin at all, spin with its own life (up and down) or just not possible to adjust the speed on. Just because it was changed once, does not mean that it can't fail again. This part is poorly designed and is likely to fail

Mark Thompson: This is a fantastic video for this procedure...I'm going to install it right now.

Jorge Mazutis: Thank you vor the video, excellent job and helps a lot on how to change this part.
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BMW E46 FSR / FSU Repair 5 out of 5

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