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Old 12-22-2013, 03:52 PM   #1
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Just curious... Has anyone seen this thing in their right from engine bay area? I found this kind of dangling down the other day, un plugged. I am guessing it may go to the missing alarm on my car. I deduce this because the other tie in is also sitting there unconnected about where the alarm normally is installed. Any help is appreciated.
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Ambient temp sensor.
yup, should clip into a hole in one of the brake cooling ducts, if the ducts are missing you can just zip-tie it up
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Well, I thought the air temp sender was a longer pointy thing? I also thought it was on the drivers side and not the passengers side? Are we sure we are thinking about the same critter? Thanks in advance.
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Well, I thought the air temp sender was a longer pointy thing? I also thought it was on the drivers side and not the passengers side? Are we sure we are thinking about the same critter? Thanks in advance.
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Its a 96. If it helps I have found two other cut wires on the drivers side. Of course with the history of this car it is missing the valanc/air dam panel that mounts to the lower skirt. I guess that is why my brake duct is missing too.
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IIRC, the puck/disc sensor you show in your first photo is the air temp. sensor located in the passenger side brake duct and is the one that feeds ambient air temp. info. to the DME.

The longer, pointy yellow sensor located in the driver side brake duct is the air temp. sensor that feeds ambient air temp. info. to the OBC. If your car does not have an OBC, it shouldn't have this second sensor.
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Thanks again for the help. That ends that scooby doo mystery. Another site had said in another discussion, that it was part of the heated windshield washer system. I suppose it was to automatically heat the fluid depending on the outside temperature. My car is equipped with on board computer and antitheft alarm, but there is not one system on this car that 100%. Everything is missing at least one thing. Its amazing what people do to cars.
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