Bumped the right fron end when doing U turn..Now the external temperature reads -40 DEG C.

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Asked by Apr 06, 2017 at 05:28 PM about the 2002 BMW 5 Series 525i Wagon RWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

External temperature reads -40 DEGREEES
Any idea what I ,may do?

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Sounds like the ambient temperature sensor is either disconnected or damaged. Look for it under the hood in front of the radiator just behind where you bumped the car. HTH. -Jim

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2,105

Search this on bimmerfest.com. This is a fairly common issue. Your temperature sensor probably got crushed.

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This IS the external temperature sensor, right? " In front of the radiator " ?

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2,105

Yes, the outside temperature sensor.

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