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Ambient Temperature Sensor

Hi. I have a 523i series (1996) whose ATS is reading -40. Can you please advise the exact location of this sensor for repair purposes? Thanks Peter NB: It is badged as an M Series although the steering wheel is not the 3 spoke type.

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  • paddis Jan 21, 2009

    Thanks for your quick response. I found it was located on the underneath of the chasis (protected by plastic cover) beside and to the front of the right hand front wheel. There you go. I also confirmed it is NOT and M series - merely a cheap badge. Thanks.



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Check in front of the radiator, it should be on a small metal bracket, the sensor has 2 wires going to the connector on it..

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