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    ok i have had my 7 button display in for a month or so, now i got to get around to running the wire from behind the glove box to where its got to go, so if i take out the glove box is there a hole there already on my car, i couldnt see one leading to it under the bonnet? is there a way to do it for my car? when they say the air duct,im not really sure what and where? in it? on the side. i would really apriciatesome help with this, pics would be great,im a bit retarded so has to be easy steps..lol..i read loads of posts, but just dont no..
     
     

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    Theres a grommet behind the glovebox. When you've got the GB off you need to pull away the carpet and push your temp sensor (im guessing here?) wire though.

    The air duct is next to your foglights on the bumper, if you've got m3 bumper/air ducts the sensor will clip straight in. IDK about standard ones
     
     

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    thanks, more replys in other ways the better. so when i attempt it, i got more to try,if i come up against it, all this stuff does my head in, but yet i still do it?
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by jjbbuzz View Post
    thanks, more replys in other ways the better. so when i attempt it, i got more to try,if i come up against it, all this stuff does my head in, but yet i still do it?
    Its easy enough, took me 30mins max to get my 7button MFD in, wired and temp sensor fitted. Althought working indoors in a warm enviroment does help
     
     

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    lol.yea but i bet ya better than me with motors, this is a retro fit,so not nowing where one is on another car and seeing it stumps me.i have an odd looking sensor too,after market little bit of wire basicly, so i was just gonna electric tape it,and stick it somewhere? air duct,does it go in the duct? drivers side or passenger?
     
     

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    It goes in the passenger side duct, but to be honest mine kept coming loose so i've ended up sticking it in the grille. Doesn't read accurate tempture especially when stood still because its taking heat from near the rad but its safer until i get some sikaflex sorted

    Mine was retro fit too. Did you take your wires from behind the headunit?
     
     

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    yea mess sorted out the wireing, i just connected there,i was thinking about just using cable ties? couple small holes ya no..ok so it goes in the duct..hmm,wouldnt that give a false reading with all that air going through.
     
     

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    That'd be the best reading in the duct. Or most cars have them on the bumper support bar, but seeing as the bmw's have them part of bumper and not the car I can't really see it fitting anywhere there.

    I bought mine off Mess too
     
     

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    well i spent ages looking for a way to run it through.. getting stressed out with it..im gonna need hands on help on it. tut. antone else done it with the same model of car, so can tell me exact?
     
     

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