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#1 (permalink) Old 10-12-2004, 12:50 AM
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I was driving on the 5 to work when suddenly, a piece of road debris came up and hit underneath my car. Later when i stopped to check it out, it had cracked the lens on the driver side foglight, knocked out that plastic square pipe that goes from the front inside of the fog light and goes to the wheel well (i imagine they're there to cool off the brakes or something) and there was a wire hanging. The wire is unplugged and i can't figure out where to connect it. My best guess is that it has to do with the ambient temp of the environment, cuz my car reads that its constantly -30C outside, which in souther california is never true, unless its an ice age or something.

Can anyone help me and tell me where this wire connects to? The connection is cylindrical in shape, not square or anything. Its directly behind the driver side foglight.

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That is, indeed, the connector for the ambient temperature sensor. If you had looked inside the "plastic square pipe" at any point, you would have seen a small finger of metal sticking through the inner wall of the pipe; that was the sensor. Your sensor is laying on the 5, crying to you, hoping someone comes along and rescues it.

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And the time wasted looking around underneath the car for a connecting point...oh well. I guess i'll have to go to a junkyard or try to find that part elsewhere. Thanks for the help, chris.
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