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      02-06-2020, 11:27 AM   #1
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Loud Air Conditioning Fans

I've seen it mentioned but anyone else have loud a/c fans even on the lowest setting? I just got my car and it's incredible, super quiet in every way but the ac fans are the loudest I've have on any car even on low.

Couple of notes, I have acoustic glass and ventilated seats. Not sure if the cabin being extra quiet makes it more noticeable. I've had loud ventilated seats before but even with them off the ac is loud.
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I felt the same without the acoustic glass
The lowest settings on our former 2011 X3 and on my 2015 S5 Cabrio are both inaudible
The lowest setting on X5 is loud
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...but what you don't know is if the fans are in fact louder than the 2011 X3 (in this case) or if they are the same dba but the ambient noise is lower.
You would have to conduct tests in order to find out...but does it really matter? You gonna change it? It is what it is. Personally, I have always complained about how much noise car fans have made, no matter what the ambient car noise was, I mean I really don't want to hear them, I just want their effect.
However, a car is a small space, fans make noise unless you have them quite a distance away or really insulate like crazy. So just crank the sound system up a bit and their noise will fade away. Alternatively, use the heated or cooled seats to get your effect and reduce the fan speed.
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...but what you don't know is if the fans are in fact louder than the 2011 X3 (in this case) or if they are the same dba but the ambient noise is lower.
You would have to conduct tests in order to find out...but does it really matter? You gonna change it? It is what it is. Personally, I have always complained about how much noise car fans have made, no matter what the ambient car noise was, I mean I really don't want to hear them, I just want their effect.
However, a car is a small space, fans make noise unless you have them quite a distance away or really insulate like crazy. So just crank the sound system up a bit and their noise will fade away. Alternatively, use the heated or cooled seats to get your effect and reduce the fan speed.
Hey my X5 was leaking water through the shark fin antenna
Should I have just said what does it matter, am I gonna change it?
Guess what, I complained and after 3 failed attempts and over 40 days in the shop, Iím getting a brand new X5 with more options
So yeah itís a valid complaint when I compare it to the lower, and older model and it loses.
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Hey my X5 was leaking water through the shark fin antenna
Should I have just said what does it matter, am I gonna change it?
Guess what, I complained and after 3 failed attempts and over 40 days in the shop, Iím getting a brand new X5 with more options
So yeah itís a valid complaint when I compare it to the lower, and older model and it loses.
HUH???? I thought the complaint was fan noise which is what I was referring to, not leaking water which is a very valid complaint/defect. I would have done the same as you in that case.
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