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Old 03-28-2007, 07:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ambient Temp. Sensor...

Long story about how this is missing....but basically, its not there anymore, and my OBC thinks its -37.5 degrees C. outside. It doesn't bother me too much, but is this bad for the car?

I know certain features are probably kicked on like the washer fluid heater and such, but can wat other systems (if any) will be affected by driving around without it?? Thanks
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Old 03-28-2007, 11:44 PM   #2 (permalink)
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not bad for the car at all, its only the sensor. if you can live without than live without
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Good stuff....thanks mark
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I dont want to cause anyone the trouble of getting a pic of this but my temp also reads -37.5 and i've looked and looked and cant find the sensor anywhere! I've read that its near the driver side wheel well, but still cant find it. So if someone could possibly post a pic of where it is/should be that'd be awesome. I want to replace the sensor but even if I get a new one I wouldnt know where to plug it in! :'-(

Oh and I have an e36 328i sedan.

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its a yellow colored sensor with a little metal stick about an inch long sticking out of it...
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yeah i know i've seen pics of the sensor, but i cant find it on the car and if it fell off then i still need to be able to find the plug to put a new one on.
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should be in the driver side brake duct. Obviously if its missing you wont see the little stick thing in there, but thats where it should be.
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