EXTERNAL TEMPERATURE SENSOR

Discussion in 'Bodywork' started by CLIVE, Oct 4, 2002.

  1. CLIVE

    CLIVE New Member

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    I HAVE A C250 TD '99 MODEL, ALL HAS GONE WELL IN THE THREE MONTHS I'VE HAD IT. BUT THE OTHER DAY I NOTICED SOMETHING HANGING DOWN FROM THE NEARSIDE FRONT BUMPER. AFTER SOME INVESTIGATION I HAVE IDENTIFIED THE PART AS THE TEMPERATURE SENSOR DANGLING ON ITS LEAD ,  I ALSO NOTICED THAT THE BOTTOM PLASITC WEATHER SHIELD WAS SPLIT .  MY QUESTION IS CAN SOME ONE TELL ME WHERE THE SENSOR NORMALLY LIVES AS I CAN'T SEE AN OBVIOUS MOUNTING PLACE ? WOULD I BE CORRECT IN ASSUMING THE DAMAGE TO THE BOTTOM WEATHER SHIELD HAS SOMETHING TO DO WITH THIS AND THE MOUNTING ASSEMBLE DISSAPPEARED WHEN THE DAMAGE OCCURED

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  2. Dave B

    Dave B Active Member

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    according to Haynes.....it clips to the rear of the left-hand (passenger side) lower trim panel on the front bumper.  Thats below the number plate next to where the driving lights would go...if they fitted them  <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt='???'>

    or here.....that's it poking through the black plastic in the centre of the photo.
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    CLIVE

    CLIVE New Member

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    Thanks Dave thats a great help I'll go and have a look and see if there's a vacent hole. As mine's the same model/ year as yours I'm optimistic .
      Clive <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':)'>
     
  4. clegsr

    clegsr Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    I also had a C250TD, 1997 model which after a long trip to the south of france I noticed a "dangly bit" from under the front bumper. It turned out to be the temperature sensor -like yours which I just clipped back into its hole, with the pointy bit forward (less air resistance I think).

    I think it may have been loose for a while - perhaps why sometimes the climate control got a little "confused".

    - Hope you got it all together...
     

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