Whether you want to cool down in the summer months, or help you clear the fog from your windshield in the winter, air conditioning in cars has grown to be an almost mandatory feature nowadays. But what if the air conditioning in an Bmw 1 series isn’t cold anymore? This is exactly the question we will try to answer in this post. First, we’ll look at the various complications that can prevent the air conditioning in your Bmw 1 series from cooling down, and finally, we’ll check out the solutions available to you to fix this issue.
WHY IS THE AIR CONDITIONING IN MY Bmw 1 series NO LONGER COLD?
We will start our guide with the signs of illness that can explain that the air conditioning of your Bmw 1 series is no longer cooling.
BAD AIR CONDITIONING SMELL in my Bmw 1 series air con
One of the fairly general indications that can notify you to the fact that your air conditioning is not functioning is if you have a musty or damp smell inside your car, and yes, a bad smell can be a warning of a defective air conditioning system, it can be permanent or only present when you turn on your air conditioning. To locate a remedy to this malfunction, we recommend you to go through our guide dedicated to bad air conditioning odors on Bmw 1 series.
AIR CONDITIONING NOISE ON Bmw 1 series
One of the other indicators that can notify you to a malfunctioning air conditioner is that you feel a strange noise is coming on when you turn on your air conditioner (feel free to approach the vents to check for any suspect noise). This noise could signify a defective air conditioning clutch or a defective customer compressor.
LOSS OF PRESSURE IN THE AIR CONDITIONING CIRCUIT
Actually quite difficult to spot without advanced mechanical expertise, a loss of pressure in your car’s air conditioning system can end result in your air conditioning no longer producing cold. There are some possible causes for this loss of pressure, and these are listed down below:
- Leakage of refrigerant gases
- nonfunctioning air conditioning compressor
AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM THAT DOESN’T WORK AT ALL on my Bmw 1 series
Finally, it’s possible that the air conditioning in your Bmw 1 series is no longer cold just because your air conditioning system is no longer functioning. Here are the different roots of an air conditioning system that no longer functions:
- Compressor pulley HS: The compressor will be out of power and the circuit will be stopped.
- Overpressure problem: This will trigger the device to trip.
- Faulty sensor: As with overpressure, the air-conditioning system will switch to safe mode.
HOW DO I RESOLVE THE AIR CONDITIONING ON MY Bmw 1 series THAT IS NO LONGER COOLING?
Now that we have been able to see the most important triggers of a Bmw 1 series air conditioning system that no longer cools down, we are going to present you the different solutions available to you . First of all, you should know that an air conditioning system is sophisticated, and that wanting to carry out repairs yourself is not always the best idea, assuming that you are sure of the origin of the breakdown. However, here are the most important possible repairs and an estimate of their cost.
First step, before undertaking any major repair, clean the air conditioning of your Bmw 1 series, don’t hesitate to check out our focused upon content page on this subject matter.
If this is not enough, bleed and refill the coolant, which should cost you around 100aine euros.
Replacing the air conditioning clutch: you will need to spend around 150 euros for auto parts and around 100 euros more for labour.
Searching for and repairing an air conditioning leak: depending on the position of the leak it will cost you more or less, count on average 150/200 euros, counting the air conditioning refill.
Replacement of an air conditioning condenser: you will need to count about 200 euros.
Replacing the air conditioning gas compressor on Bmw 1 series costs about 500 euros with labor.
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