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2003LT Outside Temp Gage

Does anyone have a problem with the temp gage/sensor reading correctly? Today it was 36 degree outside and my temp indicator read 41. The dealer tells me it takes about 30 minutes for the temp to stabilize. My commute is about 20 minutes. :bmw:
 

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Looks like you are stuck. I usually depart from a garage that is 45-50 degrees and if it is cold out it will read accurately by about 5-6 miles of driving and indicate 35 if that was the outside temp when I left the house.

It is not a constant read but it polls the sensor at some interval and adjusts by about 1/2 the difference until it finally stabilizes. A large temp swing could take 30 minutes to register..
 

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Now that I have cleaned all the round connectors at the BC unit mine reads a lot faster after I leave my garage. I have two outside air indicators on my bike & the BMW one seems more accurate. If anything I wish it would read a little low just to be safe.
 

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FWIW

Out here in the wilds of metro-Phoenix (Arizona) after sitting in the parking lot all day my temp reads about 15 degrees high and comes down to the correct temp within 20-30 minutes of riding. That's in the summer. It's been so long since we've had cool(er) temperatures that I've forgotten what it does under 100 degrees F!
 

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What I forgot to add in my original post is my garage is usually 60 degrees and when I left the other morning, it was 36. By the time I got to work it never got below 41. Today, again it was 60, outside temp was about 37...the temp did come down to 40, then went up to 58. I think I'll just got to Wal-Mart and get a stick-on gage. :bmw:
 
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