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Outside temp gauge shows -38C

The Outside temp gauge shows -38C.

The temperature is definitely not that low.

Where is the sensor in the R170 (a forum search found location pics for R171 only)?

What can cause the problem apart from a failed sensor? How can the sensor be tested?

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It's basically in the same position as the r171 , poking out throgh the grille beside the foglight !
If you're getting those readings it's either defective or more likely , has fallen back inside the grille ..
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Ah, I see the problem : my tip's snapped off.

New one ordered.
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Nice info to know, was wondering where that was at.
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Ah, I see the problem : my tip's snapped off.

New one ordered.
Sounds painfull , jeje ,

They're quite cheap on eBay .....
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Sounds painfull , jeje ,

They're quite cheap on eBay .....
Yes, they are. Should be here Friday.
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