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Old 11-21-2008, 07:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Location of Outside Air Temperature Sensor

My '03 SL55 is showing 185F on console as ambient temperature. Where is the sensor located? I seen a picture of the sensor (little cone shaped sensor with plug in). Other models say it is in the driver's side front bumper. I looked and can not find in the bumper behind grill. Picture would be great.

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Thank you

I found it. I was originally looking next to the fog light like in the picture but, I found it in the center lower grille/driver's side (6 inches over). I will take picture and post.

Looks like the tip of the sensor is sheared off. Is it normal for the sensor to fail high (185F)?

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I found it. I was originally looking next to the fog light like in the picture but, I found it in the center lower grille/driver's side (6 inches over). I will take picture and post.

Looks like the tip of the sensor is sheared off. Is it normal for the sensor to fail high (185F)?

Thanks again.
Yes high is the normal on failure,, works the same way as the sensors on the car
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Old 12-03-2008, 11:37 AM   #5 (permalink)
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ambient air temperature pictures

3 location pictures

broken sensor on right. Looks like something sheared tip off.

New reading. Fixed!!
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