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

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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

4 Answers

69,305

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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1,515

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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1,515

Yes, the outside temperature sensor.

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