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  • need someone to peek under the hood....please

    Looks like the radiator fan shreaded some wires off a sensor plug..

    I found the three wires and the plug but need to know which wire goes where on the plug.

    Can anyone take a quick look and tell me which goes where?

    I've also "lost" the brake pad sensor wire on the passenger side..I know it comes up through the abs wire hole but after that- Where does to go after it enters the engine bay through the fender.
    Last edited by catfishez; 01-23-2005, 10:19 AM.
    SteveZ

  • #2
    Don't bother with he brake pad sensor, they are useless, just twist the wires together and forget it.

    As for the plug? Sorry, only one broke on mine when it happened so I got lucky.


    Good luck!

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    • #3
      thats your double temp switch that is attached to your thermostat, the Black Gernade looking object.

      It turns on ur aux fan, low and high speeds. Easy Fix, so a search on it.

      Most of us have just hardwired those lines to a switch inside our cabin, so that we can turn on the Aux fan while sitting in traffic.

      P.S. I am going to be upgrading for a 318ti electrical fan shortly.

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      • #4
        Don't bother with he brake pad sensor, they are useless, just twist the wires together and forget it.
        Yeah I was gonna twist them off but I can't find the ends to do so.. I have the "loop" but can't find the wires in the engine bay that sould run through the fender.
        SteveZ

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        • #5
          There's only one pad wear indicator on each axle - at the front it's the driver's side.
          Steve
          Scottish Cecotto

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          • #6
            I would fix the wear sensor wire..

            Small things like these don't cost much to fix.

            And it would drive me crazy thinking about a
            hack fix to a problem that don't take big bucks
            or time to fix for that matter.

            And which maintanance corner are you gonna cut
            next time..
            Steffen Otto Jensen
            จจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจ
            1989 318is
            1989 M3 Cecotto (196/505)
            www.cecotto.dk

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            • #7
              You can get a new connector (61 12 1 378 410) wire repair kit (61 13 1 382 248) at the dealer

              If you want to try and repair it yourself. Look closely at the connector, there are numbers on the pins:
              1 = Green/Black (hot wire)
              2 = Black (ground for low speed)
              3 = Black/Brown (ground for high speed)

              There are also ID's on the temperature switch, they mate up like this:
              1 -- 0
              2 -- T1
              3 -- T2

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              • #8
                Originally posted by elcortez
                I would fix the wear sensor wire..

                Small things like these don't cost much to fix.

                And it would drive me crazy thinking about a
                hack fix to a problem that don't take big bucks
                or time to fix for that matter.

                And which maintanance corner are you gonna cut
                next time..
                If you keep up with maintenance and inspection of the car, you will change out the pads way before those sensors do their job.

                They are junk, your rotors will be garbage by the time the little light comes on.

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                • #9
                  And it would drive me crazy thinking about a
                  hack fix to a problem that don't take big bucks
                  or time to fix for that matter.

                  And which maintanance corner are you gonna cut
                  next time..
                  Thanks for the lecture:
                  ....But, with as much of my life that has revolved around cars, I doubt your really in a position to inform me of what's appropriate and what's not.
                  ... But thanks for the lecture:
                  SteveZ

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Mixmusix
                    thats your double temp switch that is attached to your thermostat, the Black Gernade looking object.

                    It turns on ur aux fan, low and high speeds. Easy Fix, so a search on it.

                    Most of us have just hardwired those lines to a switch inside our cabin, so that we can turn on the Aux fan while sitting in traffic.

                    P.S. I am going to be upgrading for a 318ti electrical fan shortly.
                    The thermostat always kind of reminded me of a human heart. Is there something wrong with me?

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by catfishez
                      Thanks for the lecture:
                      I wouldn't call that a lecture. More like one member offering his opinion to help another. No need to get defensive.

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                      • #12
                        who let the children out
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by catfishez
                          Thanks for the lecture:
                          ....But, with as much of my life that has revolved around cars, I doubt your really in a position to inform me of what's appropriate and what's not.
                          ... But thanks for the lecture:
                          Just offering my opinion!

                          I can't see the idea of asking for opinions on a public forum, if you can't handle the feedback.

                          I was not in any remote way trying to put you down.
                          Steffen Otto Jensen
                          จจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจ
                          1989 318is
                          1989 M3 Cecotto (196/505)
                          www.cecotto.dk

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