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Outside Air Temp Sensor

Discussion in 'Z3 M Roadster & Coupé' started by Mr-P, Aug 4, 2013.

  1. Mr-P

    Mr-P Zorg Addict

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    Ok question for Z3M owners.

    Looks like my outside temp sensor has failed gauge goes to max. BMW want well over £100 for one and system says it only fits Z3M S50 & S54 models.

    My question is has anyone else had this issue and if so have you used a different sensor from one of the other Z3's which are about £20 at the most??????

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. g8jka

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    Is it the sensor or the gauge itself that has failed?

    I retro fitted the M console and used a standard brass temperature sensor. It reads about 2 degrees high but I'm sure this is fairly common from other posts I have read?

    Plenty available on eBay or from a company called etb instruments from what I remember.
     
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    Is the sensor that has failed, so it looks like standard sensor will work.
     
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    As far as I know the standard Z3 sensor that's plastic will not work for the M gauge, it has to be a brass one.
     

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