Currently our dash monitor always show -40 for the weather temperature. Where is the sensor that monitors OUTSIDE ambient temperature to give the reading on the instrument-panel-cluster ?

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Asked by Jul 22, 2013 at 06:43 PM about the BMW 5 Series

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

2001 BMW 530i.

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I really don't think it's quite that cold. Just by chance, 40 below C and 40below F are the same temperature. Click these pictures, you don't mention the year of your bimmer.

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Davidh25 You are right it isn't -40 however it is 95+ today. I will check the locations that is in your reply. Thanks Rozzer

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Your ambient temp sensor in the right lower bumper panel is most likely damaged or failed. This is quite common from people hitting curbs.

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Thanks and will check Thanks Rozzer

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