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    hi
    yesterday i noticed the digital temperature gauge was flashing at 30.0 and it was so cold. how will i get the gauge to show the correct temp.i only know how to set the date and time.

    1 .what could cause the temp. to show the wrong reading and how do i solve this problem.

    thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by allerston View Post
    hi
    yesterday i noticed the digital temperature gauge was flashing at 30.0 and it was so cold. how will i get the gauge to show the correct temp.i only know how to set the date and time.

    1 .what could cause the temp. to show the wrong reading and how do i solve this problem.

    thanks
    Perhaps I miss understood your question, but here is what I gather.

    Judging from your signature, you are not in the US. Your computer is probably set to Fahrenheit, not Celsius. 30 degrees F is cold (i guess it is all subjective), right about 0 deg C.

    There is a C/F & Km/Miles button on the top, left of the display, on the computer itself.

    L.

    1995 525iA 200,000 Miles

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luftpost View Post
    Perhaps I miss understood your question, but here is what I gather.

    Judging from your signature, you are not in the US. Your computer is probably set to Fahrenheit, not Celsius. 30 degrees F is cold (i guess it is all subjective), right about 0 deg C.

    There is a C/F & Km/Miles button on the top, left of the display, on the computer itself.

    L.
    at the moment south africa is very cold .
    30 degrees celsius is on the gauge

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    Quote Originally Posted by allerston View Post
    at the moment south africa is very cold .
    30 degrees celsius is on the gauge
    I am not sure where the temp sensor is for computer. Does everything else on it work properly?

    I am curious what the flashing 30 is about. I will look in my owners manual.

    Perhaps someone else can chime in....

    L

    1995 525iA 200,000 Miles

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    owners manual, black ice warning at 3 degree Celsius.

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    Quote Originally Posted by allerston View Post
    hi
    yesterday i noticed the digital temperature gauge was flashing at 30.0 and it was so cold. how will i get the gauge to show the correct temp.i only know how to set the date and time.

    1 .what could cause the temp. to show the wrong reading and how do i solve this problem.

    thanks
    Wrong temp reading is usually caused by a bad connection at the sensor in the grill. Clean the contacts and use an electronic cleaner you should be good to go.
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