R53 Buzzing from the Auto HVAC sampler fan

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  1. o2sys

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    I'm getting a buzzing noise from my AUTO Hvac air/temp sampler fan and getting quite annoying.

    All my BMWs had this issue but the ones from the BMW looks like a small PC fan and was cleanable.

    The one from the MINi looks a little different.

    Has anyone successfully cleaned one out?


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  2. Dave.0

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    I just smack it a few times.
     
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    Lol I've tried that, it's my first go to method to fix anything


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    Sorry I am no help
     
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    Did you try replacing the filter? If it’s old or has never been changed it could be full of crud and it’s close to the fan blades
     
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    I had this happen on my R53 with manual AC. A bunch of maple tree helicopters were in & around the filter making a lot of noise.
     
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    The cabin filter? If so yes. One of the first things I do when I buy a used car.

    Is there another filter for the HVAC?


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    That is the only filter I'm aware of. Maybe some crud got into the fan housing.
     
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    I'll be installing the Grom BT3 so I will take a look when I remove the radio.


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    Yes the cabin filter is what I was talking about. No other HVAC filters
     

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