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Old 09-01-2013, 02:11 PM
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X5 outside temp reading

Hello every...
On my 2003 3.0L x5 i am having the issue where I am not able to get the outside temp. To read on my dashboard. When I press the BC button on the left side of the steering it will cot change. Is anyone having this issue?
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Old 09-01-2013, 08:37 PM
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Mein Auto: 1997 740iL / 2006 X5 4.4
Are you not getting just the TEMP to display (change)...or is the problem the entire OBC function (all 4) no longer can be called up?

If just the temp doesn't show up...check to see if you still have the temp sensor...or perhaps the wires are cut, or crud/dirt has corroded a connector. If the whole OBC function has stopped...it may be a problem with the button/turn stalk. Since this low cluster set-up & OBC has been around since the e36 3 series...I'm sure some BMW owner has had this issue and has discussed it or have a DIY. Again, this "low" or "base" instrument set-up can be found on e36/e46/e39/e53 BMW models imported to North America (US & Canada) and you may want to do a search on those forums...or even a google search.

Q {BMW CCA Member #191509}
2006 E53 X5 4.4i (Sterling Gray) 12/05 mfg date <<~>> 97 740iL (Arctic Silver) 3/97 mfg date
99 540iT (Orient Blue) <<~>> 95 525IT (Alpine White)
91 735iL (Schwarz Black) <<~>> 85 325e (Bronzit)


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