07-18-2009, 08:19 PM
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Leesburg, VA
My Ride: 328i/325xi
The current FSR is an "upgrade" from the original part. It was first used on E39s and X5s, and has longer porcupine quills/heat sinks.
Originally Posted by refill
On another note, I have the Bentley E46 service manual and read over the the A/C blower replacement section many times. The manual makes it seem very easy: a simple drop-in procedure, and I quote:
"Pry off blower motor retaining strap.
- Pull blower motor forward to remove."
They don't mention about having to go sideways, or remove fins before placing in. Perhaps the Bentley manual missed a nuance of the procedure.
Those Bentley instructions sound like they're attacking it from under the hood and removing the blower fan to get at the FSR. It's much easier to get to it from the front passenger's footwell after removing the glove box.
John in VA
'13 328i xDrive
'06 330ci ZHP
'85 325e - RIP