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Old 04-16-2002, 03:54 PM
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Variable Fan Switch? Someone should invent one.

Hi,

I wanted to know if anyone else feel that way I do about the cooling/heating fan switch on the 300e. Basically one has two choices, barely on or full blast. Most other car companies offer at least a couple more positions or the ability to vary the fan speed.
To your knowlege, has anyone ever marekted a fix for my dilemma?
If not, someone should, it would be a huge seller.

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Richard
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Old 04-16-2002, 04:07 PM
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I can sympathize. Putting the fan switch on auto and fiddling with the thermostat to get the fan speed right is not my idea of luxury.

When someone invents such a switch, please let me know.

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Old 04-16-2002, 04:07 PM
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These cars have six fan speeds - check out the owner's manual.

The lower button is speed #1. The higher button is speed #6. If you push the narrow center divider between these two buttons, then both buttons are "out" or "disengaged" and the Automatic Climate Control computer decides which speed of #2 through #5 to give you. As the inside temperature gets closer to what you have the control dial set to, the fan will slow down more.

Hope this helps.

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Old 04-17-2002, 12:12 PM
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I had a Peugeot 504 that had a varyable slider fan speed control, it was great! Except the fan was a little under powered.
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Old 04-17-2002, 12:34 PM
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VAriable Fan Switch

Hi,

The method Ken reports does work. However, if you live in a hot climate like I do, one has to turn the temp setting UP in order to turn the fan speed down. I need fan speed vairability at ALL temperature settings. Like on almost every other car in existence.

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Richard
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Old 04-17-2002, 05:17 PM
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The W108 and W109 models with Behr AC (maybe with Bosch also) have a continuously variable fan switch. That is my definition of luxury.

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