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Old 12-30-2008, 05:04 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Retrofit of little OBC instead of analogue clock, temp. failure?

Hi.

I got a 91' 518 which had the little obc installed, now I have bought a
93' with a analogue clock. Then I thought it were changeable without any
other mods, but now when I turn the key to ignition the obc shows the message with the temperature with -30,0 degrees (Im from Denmark Europe)

How can it be?

I've heard that the models with analogue clock doesn't have a temperature
measurer?? installed. How to?
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You are correct, you need to fit the external temprature sensor.
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Do u know how to fit it?
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Yeah, I have the old one..
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By the way, it haven't got the gong installed i think.. Because when the temperature warning come, the diiiiing doesn't sound.
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Well if youve got the old one remove the temp sensor and wiring and fit it on the new one, the temp sensor will be located under the front bumper.
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The wiring is with the wiring set for the foglights right?
I can follow them to the wiring set for the headlights.. Can i just remove the tape around the wiring to get them apart or are they all together in a way?
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The tape is to just keep all the wires together ,so yes thats all you need to do.
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Cool, thanks bro.. I'll give it a shot..

Makes my life better when it shows the correct temp. not minus 30 degrees..

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Where does the wiring set join? I cant see a connector in the engine bay?
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