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Old Mar 15th, 2014, 07:17 AM
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Outside temp reading -40 degrees constantly?

Hi all,

I've not long purchased a 2004 (53) Cooper S and I have a couple of issues I would like to get sorted.

The outside temperature display in the rev counter constantly ready -40 degrees. Now I'm assuming somewhere on the car there's a sensor or something that reads the temperature and it's gone wrong. Does anyone know what I need to buy and where I buy it from please?

Many thanks,

Gray.
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The temp sensor is behind the front bumper. They read -40 if they are disconnected/broken it might just be a broken wire. The sensor is available from BMW or you should be able to get a 2nd hand one of ebay.
Front bumper is only 5 minutes to remove so easy to take off & have a look
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Its a common thing, the garage will remove or drop the front bumper, disconnect the wiring to do work on the engine/radiator etc and then not connect it back up again.
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OK so I have this issue also, -40.0 degrees. I have located the sensor but there is no cable/wire connected to it. I've a 2001 mini one. How or where do I start to locate the wire. Thanks
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The wire for that temp sensor is bundled with the wires going to the left side (driver) fog light/ side marker light / horn. It passes through a big opening in the aluminum energy absorber near where the fog light sits.

It is the longest one of the bunch.

On my 2003 MC-S, its two wires - one blue with red stripe, one blue with brown stripe.
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