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Old 01-04-2005, 10:12 AM
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Unhappy Outside Temp Guage 94 E320

Hello - I have a 1994 E320 coupe and have had the cable for the outside temperature guage replaced. The temperature guage is consistantly reading about 15 - 20 degrees colder than it really is outside. Does anyone have any suggestions as to what the real problem may be? Thanks for your help - Frustrated and Cold

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Old 01-04-2005, 10:29 AM
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The sender is rarely the issue here...I've also replaced my cable hoping to rectify the same problem (reads about 11 degrees lower than actual, based on the readings I get on my other MBs).

The display behind the cluster is the culprit. Unfortunately, an OEM replacement is pricey ($200+). I've read threads where you can obtain a replacement thermistor from Radio Shack for about $5 that will solve your problem. Not sure what it replaces or how to install though.

Do a search on "outside temp gauge"...there might be more info.

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