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#1 (permalink) Old 08-26-2004, 05:34 PM
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I was replacing the underpanels today and noticed a wire out on the right (while facing the vehicle) hand side right next to the front tire. It is a black wire with a white adapter on the end that looks like the end of a headphone plug. Anyone have any idea what this is or where it goes?

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sounds like the temp sensor.

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yes, it snapps into a hole in the brake duct. Unhook the sensor and the OBC reports that the outside temp is negative 35 degrees. Won't affect preformance I think, just the temp rating will be really really friggin cold.


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Nope the temperature changes and is still accurate with the outside temperature.

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it doesnt have to be disconnected. I looks like a long narrow tube right?

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It's a narrow tube with what looks like a headphone plug on the end. The headphone end has to go somewhere. Sorry but that's the best way I can describe it. It's not too long either ... It would however drag on the ground if I didn't tie it up.

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i have the same problem... i came back from MA the other day and when i looked underneath the car, the protective plastic was broker from one end and was draggin on the floor... also there was wire jus like the one you guyz described and i have no idea what it is... i will try to take some pics when i get home and post it...
i have not experienced any performance issues since then but still makes me nervous and want to fix it...

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yea, funtoos exactly my same problem.

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can somebody pleez tell me how to post a pic in the forum? i don't have any site i can post this too so i would like to actually post in the message itself... pleez lemme know asap so i can post a pic to demonstrate the problem...
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I'm lazy but there is a thread with pics of a temp sensor.

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aight, i have posted a pic of the stupid wire/knob... i posted the pic as my picture in the profile... hopefully u guyz will b able to view it and identify wtf that is... pleez lemme know what it is and where it should be connected to.. i m getting paranoid about it...
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aight... wtf just happened? how come my pic doesn't show up on the post? can somebody plllleeeeeez help me with this forum posting...
i m trying to post this damn picture somewhere but it keeps asking me for a url of some site the picture is on... can't i just paste a picture in the message... somebody pleeeez help!!!!!

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dude...calm down. There is also a tutorial in the FAQ on how to post.

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thanx presidente,
finally!!!!

can you guyz look at my signature and tell me what that wire is... i know the picture is kinda big so i will remove from my signature from future posts... but i jus wanted to find out what this wire was and this was the only way i coiuld've posted a pic...
should this wire be plugged in somewhere or does it just stay like that...
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Damn funtoos, enough pictures already :lol: Anyway that's the same guy hanging off my car too, no clue what it is.

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