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#1 (permalink) Old 03-02-2005, 06:39 PM
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The outside temperature readout of the computer on my 1994 325ic always shows -34 degrees. It's cold in Michigan, but not that cold.

Does anyone know what might be causing this and whether something needs to be replaced or reset? Thanks in advance for your help.

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It's your temperature sensor. If you have a 92-95, it's located in the airbox. If you have a 96-99 it's in the drivers side air duct.

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I've got a 95 and it's in the driver's side brake duct.
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u have to change the sensor.. u can find them for like 30 bucks at bavauto

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I have a 94 and it's in the air duct too. Make sure it's connected. I left mine off last time I took the took off bumper as it fell off somewhere in the garage and I got the same thing.

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Thanks to all of you for the advice. I recently replaced my driver side fog lamp, and the brake duct moved as a result. It took some doing to put the duct back, and now I'm wondering whether the sensor was damaged in the process.
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its located in the drivers side brake duct on all e36

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