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Old 06-16-2012, 11:50 AM   #1
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Anyone know what this is? just being curious

I was doing some work on the car today and notice the below sensor type thing was loose in the bottom part of the engine bay. It clips into a hole but have not idea what it is and am just being curious. I only think it a sensor because its wired up and the base of it kinda spongey. Anyone know what is for or what it does?
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Old 06-16-2012, 11:58 AM   #2
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must be a euro thingy....never seen that on a US spec. Maybe the ambient temp sensor?
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Old 06-16-2012, 11:59 AM   #3
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Thermo switch for heated washer nozzle
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Old 06-16-2012, 12:14 PM   #4
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Thermo switch for heated washer nozzle
so would this be on all the time and just heat the washer nozzle when it goes below a certain temp
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Old 06-16-2012, 12:35 PM   #5
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so would this be on all the time and just heat the washer nozzle when it goes below a certain temp
it heats the nozzles when below freezing. also controls the heated mirrors too.
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Old 10-18-2012, 05:02 PM   #6
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Thanks for posting those pictures Jimsters have been trying to figure out what those wires were connected to. My thermo sensor was missing when I got my 325CI only thing left were the wires.
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