My 2005 X3 only blows air through the defrost vent. Doesnt shoot air through feet nor front traps!


Asked by Feb 16, 2014 at 10:29 AM about the 2005 BMW X3 2.5i AWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Just had changed the air motor and
sunce then, none of the vents other
than defrost will shoot air.

4 Answers


Check to see that you didn't leave something un hooked. Sounds like you are having a mode door issue.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
119,795 -- this probably not your issue but you might want to check it out.

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Dandy is right. Either a vacuum hose is disconnected or something didn't get plugged back in when the blower motor was replaced. Retrace your steps. When the climate control system loses vacuum or power it defaults to defrost for safety reasons. HTH. -Jim


Your system does not use vacuum it uses electric stepper motors to control air flow. If one is unplugged then it defaults to defrost. Also same can happen if one fails.

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