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Old 02-26-2014, 11:29 PM
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[What's this loose wire] 2014 TL

Hi,

I recently purchased a new 2014 TL. Today I noticed a hanging wire on the front bumper.

I have taped it to bumper as shown in the picture, what is it?

Where does it go? Maybe the clips are loose or broken?

Any idea is appreciated.

thanks.
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on my 2010 it is connected to the bumper itself. It needs to be unclipped prior to taking the bumper off. There should be another connector for it to plug into in the middle of the bumper. Not sure if it is the same on 2014 though.
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fog light clip?
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Old 02-27-2014, 07:17 AM
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That is the wire for the temperature sensor.
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That is the wire for the temperature sensor.
Yes,it appears to be temperature sensor.

Where does it clip to or plug into?

I want to put it back.

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There should be a mounting hole on the bumper somewhere within reach of the temperature sensor push-in clip. I'm not sure where it is without looking but its not hard to find. Make sure you're not missing the clip, #5 in the diagram.
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Thanks.. that's it.
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Old 02-27-2014, 11:33 AM
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the bigger question is, why wasnt it connected? assuming this is a brand new car..
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The factory forgot to plug in the temperature sensor ?
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highly doubt it, i am pretty sure it goes to an electrical inspection before it leaves the factory..
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According to the service manual, that plug is indeed for the "Outside Temp Sensor" (OTS).

The OTS has an external plastic clip that attaches onto the inside of the front bumper, and with that gray-colored plug connected to it's end.
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I am just guessing here, but if the car came with an engine block header, maybe they followed the instructions to install the block heater. The instructions say "remove the bumper cover". So they forgot to re-connect that connector. But I am just guessing.
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Does temperature show up in the MID screen?
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Does temperature show up in the MID screen?
Yes. it shows up fine
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The factory forgot to plug in the temperature sensor ?
Probably or it came loose. I don't know how it looks plugged in. So if somebody has a 2009-2014 model, I hope for a picture of how it looks like.
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I am just guessing here, but if the car came with an engine block header, maybe they followed the instructions to install the block heater. The instructions say "remove the bumper cover". So they forgot to re-connect that connector. But I am just guessing.
No engine block here..
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Thanks for all the replies.

I'm still trying to find out how to plug it in, I see the clip but it doesn't slide in.
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Did anyone ever figure out what it gets plugged into?
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