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Gentlemen I changed a fog light bulb today, and when I pulled the lower panels off, I discovered this:







and this:





Any idea what either are or where they go? The former looks like some sort of sensor, while the latter looks like a trim piece for a bare metal edge, with a seal attached. I'm clueless as to what they are.
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The electrical part is the outside temperature sensor.
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The electrical part is the outside temperature sensor.
I had an idea it might be that. Looks like it's supposed to attach somewhere as the end has some remnants of broken tabs. Where does it normally attach?

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Not very distinct but there is an arrow showing the hole where it mounts. I like to reroute the wires and mount it going through the hole from the top, with the bulb downward.

That gets it out of that dead air space. And, even though it's still covered by the air dams, it seems to react faster and provides a more accurate indication of OAT.

Use that opening under the wiper arm bracket to run the wires.


If you unravel the wires from the harness a couple of turns, there is enough slack to go up and through that unused opening. Use wireties to secure the leads to the bracket.

While you're under there, make sure the main harness is properly supported. It has a tendency to develop a sag and strain the leads to the A/C fan, horn, etc.


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The rubber piece is one of 2 that go on either side of the headlight wiper shaft between the headlight and bumper.

They are either trim or air flow restrictors (never figured it out) and are supposed to be held in place by staples that penetrate the plastic upper surface of the bumper. Those staples are a pain to re-insert!

Thats the small one - goes outboard of the wiper arm.

Impossible to reinstall using the staples unless you drop the bumper. Just jam it in from the side with a bit of adhesive in the slot - it'll stay put until you pull the bumper.

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Thanks gentlemen!
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