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Old Jan 25th, 2013, 11:14 AM
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Air conditioning stopped and car says -40 degrees

Hi all,

Been reading a fair bit on these forums but only just registered since my car has developed a fault.

I have a Mini Cooper 2010 (still under warranty)

Recently some idiot reversed into me in car park in a Land Cruiser and dented the bonnet. Have gone through the insurance and went and had the body repaired but it came back with one light not working (the plug had been knocked out) and the air conditioning has broken too with the car reporting it to be -40 degrees. Now I know this was fine before I took it into be repaired and so I cannot see how this is now faulty.

What I want to know is, is this a common problem with Mini's and can it be easily fixed.

Should I go back to the body shop or take it into Mini and have it looked at under warranty?
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Old Jan 25th, 2013, 11:51 AM
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Maybe they didnt reconnect to exterior temperature sensor behind the front bumper, this may or may not be a contributing factor, but worth checking its plugged in properly??
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Quote: Originally Posted by The Nun (original)
Maybe they didnt reconnect to exterior temperature sensor behind the front bumper, this may or may not be a contributing factor, but worth checking its plugged in properly??

That sounds like exactly what has happened.

Soprry if i sound like an idiot but is there an easy way for me to locate the connector and see if it is unplugged? Where abouts is it and how do i get to it?
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The sensor is somewhere behind the bottom of the front bumper/skirt on the nearside I believe?
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Quote: Originally Posted by The Nun (original)
The sensor is somewhere behind the bottom of the front bumper/skirt on the nearside I believe?

Do i have to remove the bumper to get to it? If so do you have a "how to" guide to getting it off.
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I would have thought you should be able to get at it from behind, might mean moving the inner wheel arch liner out of the way to get your hands on it?
Dont know of a how to guide, unless anyone else here does.

All the workshop manual says is "Behind front bumper" not a lot of use.
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