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      11-19-2011, 09:10 PM   #1
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climate control dials in unison/?

just wondering if there is a way to make the temp. control on the drivers side operate BOTH sides. I used to drive an Accord and the drivers side would control both sides until the passenger side was moved, thus initiating dual climate control. In the BMW, I have to turn both of the knobs to get them at a similar temp. Can I change something to make them work together? Thanks for any feedback.
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      11-19-2011, 09:58 PM   #2
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Just swap out your climate control unit from a 2011 or newer model unit - they swapped the 'REST' function for 'ALL' which does what you are describing.

http://realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?...43&hg=64&fg=20

I can confirm that it's an easy direct swap and works with no problems in my 2006 325xi.

It's not worth it for $350, but keep an eye on eBay (http://www.ebay.com/itm/11-2011-BMW-...#ht_2989wt_980), and you can flip your old unit.

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I believe this can be coded back and forth...head to coding forum.
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Just swap out your climate control unit from a 2011 or newer model unit - they swapped the 'REST' function for 'ALL' which does what you are describing.

http://realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?...43&hg=64&fg=20

I can confirm that it's an easy direct swap and works with no problems in my 2006 325xi.

It's not worth it for $350, but keep an eye on eBay (http://www.ebay.com/itm/11-2011-BMW-...#ht_2989wt_980), and you can flip your old unit.
+1, I did this same exact thing. I bought a Dynavin unit for my 2006 325i and didn't want to relocate the heated seat buttons to the wood trim so I instead scoured eBay and found a climate control unit off a 2010 e92. I lost the REST feature but now can control both climate zones in the car from the driver's side (which I prefer anyway). It's a direct swap out, no extra wires.

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[quote=jaredlevy;10836619][quote=bandwagn;10835993]Just swap out your climate control unit from a 2011 or newer model unit - they swapped the 'REST' function for 'ALL' which does what you are describing.

[url]http://realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?model=PL53
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thanks everyone, this was helpful, I guess I will just spin both knobs for the time being as I do use the REST function often in cold weather and find it useful... just surprised the engineers didn't work it in for 08'. thanks again!
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thanks everyone, this was helpful, I guess I will just spin both knobs for the time being as I do use the REST function often in cold weather and find it useful... just surprised the engineers didn't work it in for 08'. thanks again!
Yeah, couldn't they have split that button in two!
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