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      12-23-2009, 11:31 AM   #1
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Question A trip to the dealer paranoia

Well, it looks like I have to take my car to the dealer for a warranty service.
My AC/heater blower motor makes screeching noise.
Since they have to pry open my entire dashboard to replace that blower motor; I have several questions:
1. Will the dealer open the hood on my car? I've heard a story that some dealer automatically void warranty, the moment they see dual cone air filter.
2. I also have a Procede tune on my ECU that has a cable bypass through the glove compartment. Will it become an issue? I can always say it's part of my ipod or something.

Don't get me wrong, I can take off all my tunes but it's -6 C in my garage and -18 C outside.
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      12-23-2009, 11:39 AM   #2
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Well, it looks like I have to take my car to the dealer for a warranty service.
My AC/heater blower motor makes screeching noise.
Since they have to pry open my entire dashboard to replace that blower motor; I have several questions:
1. Will the dealer open the hood on my car? I've heard a story that some dealer automatically void warranty, the moment they see dual cone air filter.
2. I also have a Procede tune on my ECU that has a cable bypass through the glove compartment. Will it become an issue? I can always say it's part of my ipod or something.

Don't get me wrong, I can take off all my tunes but it's -6 C in my garage and -18 C outside.
your kidding right....no they can work on your heater core or ac from inside the car why open the hood

hey BMW you dont mind if I double the intended boost do you...lol
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      12-23-2009, 03:42 PM   #3
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If you are that worried, convert the car back to stock. They should not have to go under the hood to replace the blower motor.
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      12-24-2009, 01:27 AM   #4
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Safer to convert back to stock.
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      12-24-2009, 04:00 AM   #5
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Don't get me wrong, I can take off all my tunes but it's -6 C in my garage and -18 C outside.
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the entire dashboard doesnt have to c ome apart to due blower motors on e90s..only the right hand lower cover has to be dropped down on the dash(IE below the glove box)..the glove box and all that stays in. the blower motor pays like 6 fru or something so it takes less than an hour to do the complete job. its really a piece of cake!
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      12-24-2009, 10:30 AM   #7
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That was what I thought. I replaced a blower motor for a friend who has an E90 325i (out of warranty) and it took me only 45 minutes to replace. I took the entire glove compartment, unscrewed the old blower motor and screwed the new one.
No need to open the hood or probing the ECU, etc.
However, I am not sure on the 335i. Am I just overly paranoid? Or should I remove the USB cable that goes from my ECU to the glove compartment?
I can always say the USB is for my MP3 player but I don't want to risk it.
With Christmas, New year, etc; I don't have that much time to tweak around.

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the entire dashboard doesnt have to c ome apart to due blower motors on e90s..only the right hand lower cover has to be dropped down on the dash(IE below the glove box)..the glove box and all that stays in. the blower motor pays like 6 fru or something so it takes less than an hour to do the complete job. its really a piece of cake!
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think you should at least handle the intake..up to you in the end, but would suck if they send a journeyman/apprentice to work on your car and pop the hood then tell someone. Just my opinion tho, depends on your dealer, and if you wanna take the risk or not
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You should search the forums a bit for warantee posts for your area. (Since your location reads "Earth" I can't tell if you're in the USA - but if so, there's a law that forbids the manufacture from voiding all or any part of their warantee unless they can prove your alteration is the cause for the specific failure.

So, if you live in the US, you should probably stealth the PROcede. The PROcede could be said to stress the engine more than stock, so that might be used against you for an engine warantee repair.

But I can't imagine how an advanced intake could cause any kind of damage. It's just a more expensive than stock way of helping the air into your engine.
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Why not order the part from Tischer and DIY? Blower motor is $147 and blower regulator is $94.

Save warranty work for major repairs?
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Well, it looks like I have to take my car to the dealer for a warranty service.
My AC/heater blower motor makes screeching noise.
Since they have to pry open my entire dashboard to replace that blower motor; I have several questions:
1. Will the dealer open the hood on my car? I've heard a story that some dealer automatically void warranty, the moment they see dual cone air filter.
2. I also have a Procede tune on my ECU that has a cable bypass through the glove compartment. Will it become an issue? I can always say it's part of my ipod or something.

Don't get me wrong, I can take off all my tunes but it's -6 C in my garage and -18 C outside.
Take a look at TSB 12 10 08 for BMW's policy on Aftermarket "Engine Performance Tuning" Kits.
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