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Old 04-06-2004, 08:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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When I removed my front bumper today I came across this hanging down on the drivers side...any ideas as to where it might go?

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Old 04-06-2004, 08:32 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It's the temperature sensor. It usually sits in the driver side brake duct. Since you are removing the brake duct you have to find some other spot to mount it.


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isn't this the temp sensor? (passenger side...disconnected it from the brake duct)


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Old 04-06-2004, 10:56 PM   #4 (permalink)
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no, the first is the temp sensor. I dont have a clue in hell what that is.
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Old 04-07-2004, 06:41 AM   #5 (permalink)
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haha, that one was something i actually removed from the brake duct...i figured it was the temp sensor...the first one was just hanging when i took the bumper off, any ideas as to what i should do with it?

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Old 04-07-2004, 09:23 AM   #6 (permalink)
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The first is the temp sensor I just zip tied mine to another wire that was down there. I suggest keeping it out of the sun and away from the engine if you want it to be accurate.
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That's hilarious. I had that same question when I bought my 325i. But, instead of tying it up to something I decided to just let it dangle. Then it decided to fall off, and now my outside temp gauge reads -35F. I'm so stupid. ghead
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ok but what is that white circle thing????
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.....brake disc temperature??........... :P
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Yah but why is there a wire coming out of it, it must be used for something. If it's useless, why is it in the car?
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maybe its like tonsils.
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easiest way to find out is to disconnect it and find out if the car has a mis-read or a sensor reading has changed. Then youll know
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HAH. yep temp sens just zip tie that biznatch like andrew said. my sens needs to be replaced or the wires are corroded, current readings -37 C and -35 F


on the stethoscope looking item, here is the wire leading too? can you get a pic of the opposite side?
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