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E46 (1999 - 2006)
The fourth generation 3 Series (E46 chassis) was introduced in 1999 and set the standard for engineering and performance during it's years of production including being named to Car & Driver's 10 best list every one of those years! ! -- View the E46 Wiki

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Old 10-02-2012, 02:50 PM
tamlee272 tamlee272 is offline
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outside ambient temp sensor

ok guys its the bimmer virgin again. i got the inner fender and hardware and ambient temp sensor. i also got the plug that connects to the sensor. my question which is prob a stupid one is what size are the barrel pins that go in the plug. the ends you crimp to the wires? all advance had was 5/32 and i know they were way too big. i figured the plug would come with this pins. i tried to slide the wire in to see if it was the lock type but a no go. thanks again for your patience i am learning but it is my first bimmer
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Old 10-03-2012, 04:27 AM
Hellpuppy Hellpuppy is offline
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If I understand you, the temp sensor came without crimp connectors? If so, best to solder it on because the sensor circuit is very sensitive to resistance and a homemade crimp connection will just cause you trouble down the road.
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Old 10-03-2012, 10:06 PM
GoForthFast GoForthFast is offline
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Crimp connection is not home-made.
My company builds equipment with them for decades.

Solder is always cool too.
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