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Old 06-05-2003, 06:40 PM
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I would appreciate the fax. My numer is 260-482-1718.

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Old 06-06-2003, 06:39 AM
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Originally posted by WANT '71 280SEL
To replace the sensor in the bumper, does the whole cord have to be replaced? If so, where is that long wire routed through, my dad's 300E just has a blank display.
First, the answer is no, you don't have to replace the entire cable, you can just replace the thermistor at the tip (do a search out "outside temp"). Save yourself the trouble, trace the cable to the fuse box where there is a connector underneath the fuses - I believe the wires are green and brown. Connect a 3k ohm resistor (get at radioshack) to the end that goes back to the cluster and you should get a reading. If you don't, the problem is somewhere else...
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Old 06-17-2003, 12:26 AM
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David, did you just replace the thermistor (tip) on your dad's car? Keep me posted, I also have a blank display. Jim's500E, could you please fax mr that page also at 203-698-2277. Jsmith, I can't find that thermistor part, do you have a part number? Thanks, all.
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Old 06-17-2003, 02:59 PM
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Thanks Jim for faxing me that page. Apparently the tip cost $50 at discount and one has to solder it on, $320 for the display! Yikes, it looks like something one should find 2nd hand at the local junkyard.

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