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Had my bumpers redpainted and it turned out to be a real bummer. Apart from just a horroble job they left the temperature sensor disconnected. I have been told by a another body shop the front bumper has to be removed to hook up the sensor. I wonder if this is something I should attemp. Any help would be appreciated. I am already into the bumper repaint for $600 and still owe yes believe it $1200.00 more. I am loath to take it back to the shop and have my car handled buy the body guys that spilled clear coat over three different panels, coarse sand paper marks on the bumper, spider cracks in the first week and patches in the cowling that recieved no paint at all (to name but a few problems). Shit it has taken the pleasure out of my new car.
 

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If your car still has these problems, the should fix it for free. If they refuse to, get a second opinion, then tell the first body shop that in order to repair their shoddy work it will cost you XX dollars. If they still refuse, small claims court. The only way to go. Don't forget to gather as much evidence as possible.
 

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Wow, sounds like a nightmare, I would get an estimate from another body shop to make it right, send a letter giving them 30 days to pay for damages they have caused, not threats to sue or cause bodily harm. Then when the 30 days are over, go to small claims and sue. Bring lots of detailed pictures and estimates from the other body shop. $600 to repaint a bumper is excessive unless there's a lot of gouging and bumper damage you are not telling us about.

As for the sensor, it's a cone shaped gizmo that is pressure fit and sits by the passenger side foglamp (you'll see a hole there). Jack up the front of the car, remove the belly pan (6 screws if I remember correctly) and then you can reach and push the sensor in the hole.
 
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