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Old 04-20-2005, 01:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Recently, when i push the "temp" button in my 328i, the temperature "-35F" comes on and flashes. when it first started to do this, it would eventually go back to the normal function. Is it the computer or the thermostat for it or something?? Anyone have or know how to fix this. Its not BIG deal, but when i have a friend and the push thier just like
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check the connection to the external air temp sensor..people like to steal this so make sure it wasn't cut off...
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Old 04-20-2005, 03:46 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Check the wires and the sensor. May need replacing. I believe on e36's the sensor is yellow nd behind the passenger side fog light.

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Recently, when i push the "temp" button in my 328i, the temperature "-35F" comes on and flashes. when it first started to do this, it would eventually go back to the normal function. Is it the computer or the thermostat for it or something?? Anyone have or know how to fix this. Its not BIG deal, but when i have a friend and the push thier just like
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There is nothing to fix. The car lets you when its cold outside. It plays a short tone, and the temp setting, which is somewhere around 35F or lower, starts flashing for a little while. I am sorta used to it, but I also don't understant why we need to know this, not like we can do something about it.
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That temperature ding you're talking about occurs when the temperature drops to 37F or rises to 38F. It's about equivalent to around 3 degrees centigrade; around the time that you should start worrying about ice on the roads, I'm guessing. Yes, I know water freezes at 0 degrees centigrade, but that's pure water under laboratory conditions. Impurities usually decrease freezing points (to my knowledge), but who knows. Maybe something's out there that increases freezing points.
Anyway, point is, this built in ding seems (I say seems because I can't find a reason ANYWHERE... but I haven't looked hard) to just warn the driver of the possibility of ice.
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No, I believe his problem is a weak connection. -35 degrees in the default setting if the car does not detect a temperature sensor or if the sensor is not functioning properly.
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No, I believe his problem is a weak connection. -35 degrees in the default setting if the car does not detect a temperature sensor or if the sensor is not functioning properly.
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I was agreeing with you ///mpower. I was just trying to clarify the ding, so that they would know that that WASN't the issue. -35 degrees doesn't exist unless you're in alaska, really, so...
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