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My 1992 318i Displays -37║ For outdoor temp

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I just got my 318 and im working on fixing everything up, and one of the problems is that the outside temperature reads -37║C or F depending on what mode you have it set on (weather it is set to C or F it displays the -37) and im figuring by what i've read that its the temp sensorhttp://www.bavauto.com/shop.asp which i found at Bavarian Autosport
so my question is
1. Is it most likely the temp sensor?
2. If it is the temp sensor, is the one i linked above the correct one?

Thank you for your help, this is a great site.
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Yes it is the temp sensor. You're linking to the main shop, so no product there

You'll need the sensor which is a sort of pin, mostly yellow.

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Use the search on this site and look for TEMPERATURE SENSOR. There have been plenty of threads about this problem as well as pictures. The sensor has a yellow base with a long thin prong coming out of it.... well at least mine does. The sensor attaches to your DRIVER SIDE AIR DUCT. The sensor on the passenger side air duct is the 'temp sensor for the heated windshield washer jets.'

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I tried attaching the picture of the sensor i found, sorry for the dead link, anyway if this is the correct sensor could someone help me out with installation instructions (a link perhaps) becuause im a total BMW noob, i've had this car for about a week and have never worked on cars before this one

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I tried attaching the picture of the sensor i found, sorry for the dead link, anyway if this is the correct sensor could someone help me out with installation instructions (a link perhaps) becuause im a total BMW noob, i've had this car for about a week and have never worked on cars before this one

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I tried attaching the picture of the sensor i found, sorry for the dead link, anyway if this is the correct sensor could someone help me out with installation instructions (a link perhaps) becuause im a total BMW noob, i've had this car for about a week and have never worked on cars before this one

thanks
it's in the driver's side brake duct. Should just unplug, but not sure how it comes out.

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it's in the driver's side brake duct. Should just unplug, but not sure how it comes out.
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My sensor has two plastic prongs that have to be squeezed and then I just pull to remove from the duct. The senso has to be pulled from the harness that the wires go into. Install is the reverse.

The Bentley describes the procedure. If you can't find it, PM me and I'll send you the link from my server so you can download (92 meg). It is a PDF file that can be searched.

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okay so the sensor has arrived at my door, and i have the bentley manual but im not sure what to look up in it lol
sorry for being a total noob but id appreciate some help, if someone could give me a page number you might save my 318 from the wrath of a total noob
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Hey did you pull the Terminology (Noob) from Halo 2?
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the terminology NOOB is found throughout all online gaming.. lol
but anyway .. i have the sensor, the manual .. but no idea what to look up
anyone know what to do ?

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OKAY-
here's the deal
got the car fixed, and it turns out the problem wasn't the temp sensor, but the wires leading up to the temp sensor it was a quick (and free) fix from my local foreign car repair shop
thanks for all the help dewds
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