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    X6 Aircon Problem

    I have 4 zone A/C in my X6M. However, it's only cooling the drivers side front and rear. Passenger side just receives air. Any ideas ?

    My BMW service is 600 kms away so an easier fix to do it myself if anyone has a hint.


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    Speed has never killed anyone, suddenly becoming stationary... That's what gets you.

    Re: X6 Aircon Problem

    Could be a aircon duct gotten loose? Or a mixer valve got stuck in the closed position.

    There are quite a dew options in the iDrive for how the circulation is coming out, but if you have air blowing, that means the vents are all working properly.

    I believe the air con unit is behind the glove box in the passenger side, so unless you can take out all the trimmings and trace the route of the air con duct work, don't think you can do much yourself.

     


    Re: X6 Aircon Problem

    yeah, i opened the bonnet and closed it in 3 seconds....nothing to be found there.i checked all the aircon fuses of which some are in the trunk and some under dash passenger side. all ok.

    it really annoys me having to send the 600 kms there and back for a three minute fix.

    will call them tomorrow and see if mobile workshop can help....usually they are pretty useless..


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    Speed has never killed anyone, suddenly becoming stationary... That's what gets you.

    Re: X6 Aircon Problem

    Why not contact someone in BMW in Munich? Maybe they can provide some remote assistance by phone? It may not help much but it's worth a try if it means you can avoid a 600km trip. 


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    Re: X6 Aircon Problem

    Surprised to hear that there is no service vehicle to request with such a small dealer network. I second Whoopsy´s idea that it is related to the flaps of the air distribution and also assume that it is located behind the dash.


    Re: X6 Aircon Problem

    My dealer suspects the same but he would need to actually take the whole thing apart.  


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Porsche 997 Carrera GTS Cabriolet PDK, BMW X5M, BMW M3 Cab DKG, Mini Cooper S Countryman All4


    Re: X6 Aircon Problem

    It must the electronic control of the flaps. The BMW diagnostic can check whether they can be activated or not.

    I don't think you could avoid the BMW Center. Perhaps they could bring the diagnostic down to you, do the check and if the car needs to be driven to the workshop ask them to take it themselves.


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    Re: X6 Aircon Problem

    reginos:

    and if the car needs to be driven to the workshop ask them to take it themselves.

     

    You remember where intouch lives, right ? Would you trust a complete stranger, very likely someone who can't even afford the cheapest BMW model, to drive your car 600 km ? I wouldn't. Smiley


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Porsche 997 Carrera GTS Cabriolet PDK, BMW X5M, BMW M3 Cab DKG, Mini Cooper S Countryman All4


    Re: X6 Aircon Problem

    I thought BMW Service Partner standards are the same everywhere 


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    Re: X6 Aircon Problem

    thanks, gentlemen for the input.

    i will keep driving it like this for another ten days (my side is cool ) maybe it'll fix itself.

    if not, will load it on a truck and send it to bmw to have it done. a real pita....,


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    Speed has never killed anyone, suddenly becoming stationary... That's what gets you.

    Re: X6 Aircon Problem

    take the SLS in the meantime and pass us yr driving impressions


    Re: X6 Aircon Problem

    actually just wento for a run today....the car is seemingly better and better. not that it is actually getting any better just that i like it more and more.

    the engine/exhaust sound is just sick. the way it crackles when downshifting and overruns....exhilarating.

    i will give the full report once i've received and driven the c63.

    basically same engine in very different chassis. will be interesting.


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    Speed has never killed anyone, suddenly becoming stationary... That's what gets you.

    Re: X6 Aircon Problem

     


    Re: X6 Aircon Problem

    well, as suspected...the aircon fixed itself.....let's see how long


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    Speed has never killed anyone, suddenly becoming stationary... That's what gets you.

    Re: X6 Aircon Problem

    intouch1:

    well, as suspected...the aircon fixed itself.....let's see how long

     Good things come to those who wait Smiley


    Re: X6 Aircon Problem

    I'm glad the problem appears to have sorted itself out. Keeping my fingers crossed for you that it stays that way :) 


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    997.1 C2S
     GT Silver/Cocoa, -20mm/LSD, PSE, short shifter, SportDesign rims, Zuffenhausen pickup, BMW Z4 2.5i Roadster Sterling Grey/Red


    Re: X6 Aircon Problem

    intouch1:

    well, as suspected...the aircon fixed itself.....let's see how long

    This proves that it is an intermittent electronic problem.


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    "Form follows function"


    Re: X6 Aircon Problem

    Which is not good news. These kind of issues are tricky to solve. I am so sorry about it :( I believe is better to solve it now, while the car is new and under warranty...
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    Re: X6 Aircon Problem

    reginos:
    intouch1:

    well, as suspected...the aircon fixed itself.....let's see how long

    This proves that it is an intermittent electronic problem.


    I am not entirely sure that it is an electronic problem. The flaps that distribute air are actuated mechanically, of course they can get stuck for whatever reason. I do, of course, not know the layout of the X6´s ventilation system so I can be mistaken.
     


    Re: X6 Aircon Problem

    Yes, but they are directed by the electronic control unit(s) of the climate control system. The flaps are made of plastic of course and they can break, but only after many years not on a 2 year old BMW. My guess anyway


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    "Form follows function"


    Re: X6 Aircon Problem

    it's not even 1 year old....

    i've also had the driver's seat ventilation fail when car was a month old and already fixed.

    will wait and see how the aircon behaves over the coming couple of weeks.


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    Speed has never killed anyone, suddenly becoming stationary... That's what gets you.

    Re: X6 Aircon Problem

    Are the X5 and X6 still made in the USA? I had an American made Mercedes ML and it was the worst car I've owned for reliability and build quality.


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    "Form follows function"


    Re: X6 Aircon Problem

    Egypt is just to hot for "german AC's' - u need to buy a Toyota


    Re: X6 Aircon Problem

    The best A/C I've had at 40+C was on a Mitsubishi Pajero. I've very seldom even had to use the high setting. Economy setting was chilly!


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    "Form follows function"


    Re: X6 Aircon Problem

    yup....japanese cars have by far the best A/C


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