Well .. my repair attempt did not last too long. The 8F code is back. The fan motor is either draining more current than it should due to wear, then triggering off an alarm. My fealing is the fan still works, since I tested it on a 12 volt source. I inquired about a replacement unit at my friendly stealership, and they want $160Can including BMW Quebec member discount. I think I will attempt to pull the fan apart, and see if anything is serviceable in there. :crying:dcaron9999 said:The passenger side cabin filter unit does not require any tools to remove. and sits on top of the e-box. The driver side cabin filter unit sits on top of the brake master cylinder, and is remove as easily.
It is a 15 minute job, once you know you way around. It is 1-2 hours on your first attempt, with very basic tools. I suggest you attempt it yourself. A bit of patience is all that is needed. Your fan might not need to be replaced like mine was. The fan unit is pretty expensive on realoem.com. I don't know why because it is rather small, simple, and made out of plastic.