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Old 09-19-2008, 03:21 PM   #1
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Question Single to Dual climate control?

Has anyone ever converted the standard climate control to the dual control? Is this doable? I'm not so much interested in doing this, I was just curious if anyone's ever attempted it.

I searched, but couldn't find anything about it.
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Old 09-23-2008, 12:17 PM   #2
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id imagine that this would be a total pain in the ass. I dont see it being just a swapping of the controls.
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Old 09-24-2008, 03:38 AM   #3
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Post Pictures of the Dual Climate COntrol Setup, i havent even heard or Seen this Mod before.
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Old 09-24-2008, 04:04 AM   #4
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The only feasbile way IMO is to get a dual climate unit from the newer series BMW and somehow retrofit it to the E46. Air ducts will have to be modified, dash removed, stepper motors installed, make it work with the rest of the car's electronics, etc. seems like a major PITA. I'd rather tell the co-driver to either get a jacket if he's cold or take out some clothes if he feels it's too hot
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Old 09-24-2008, 06:10 AM   #5
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+1 the guy above me

Why not just retrofit a nAvigation system and Move the climate control down one Level

Now thats PURE SEX AHOLIC rite there.
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Old 09-25-2008, 02:12 PM   #6
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Why not just retrofit a nAvigation system and Move the climate control down one Level

Now thats PURE SEX AHOLIC rite there.
What does that have to do with dual climate controls?
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Old 09-26-2008, 09:54 AM   #7
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The E36s had dual climate control, as well as every other BMW from the time period, not sure why BMW got rid of it for the E46. I doubt that it's really doable since there'd be too many electronic things to overcome.
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The only feasbile way IMO is to get a dual climate unit from the newer series BMW and somehow retrofit it to the E46. Air ducts will have to be modified, dash removed, stepper motors installed, make it work with the rest of the car's electronics, etc. seems like a major PITA. I'd rather tell the co-driver to either get a jacket if she's cold or take out some clothes if she feels it's too hot
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