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    Quote Originally Posted by Mitz View Post
    I think the other sensor is this one..
    One of those sensors he pictured (the black one on the left below) is definitely not an airbag sensor...

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    I can't even see that black sensor on my car right now..it's buried behind the bumper cover. Here's a (blurry) photo I have of my car without the front bumper cover on.


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    Is the black one the sensor for outside air temperature???
    I didn't know what to do, so I didn't do anything

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    Quote Originally Posted by klroger View Post
    Is the black one the sensor for outside air temperature???
    Yes it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Top_Fuel View Post
    The spot that fanguh is on is approximately where my left armpit is when graspulating the oil filter. And the alternator down below is where my left forearm gets burnulated when changing earl hot. Just describulating the routing of my left arm when torqulating the filter to removulate it.

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    I think you've mistaken this for the oil change thread.

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    True.

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    That all for the info and photos.

    This weekend it looks like I’ll be going to the GFs house with long sleeves for some Mitsu spelunking to discover the mounting location for the airbag sensors. Since the GF just got the car she’s taking it back to the used car dealer she bought it from for their mechanic to look at it but I want to know the correct answer before their guy is posed the question.

    Though the car has a clean CarFax it’s obvious that the front clip took a hit high enough to ruin the radiator but not impact the crumple zone on the supports the clip bolts to. It looks like the hood latch popped on impact saving the hood. The cross support, headlights and cover were replaced with new parts. The engine is untouched and I only saw one bit of sheet metal that looks to have been straightened. The tires appear to have a fair bit of wear and it’s very even leading me to think there’s no tracking issues.

    The car has less than 70K on it, which makes it like new for my GF who just retired her Pontiac Torrent with north of 200K when she asked me to look at a bit of rust which turned out to be basically the entire supporting structure the suspension front and rear. It was so bad that I lent her my truck to use rather than drive her death trap home. She can’t complain though as the Torrent cost her under $4000 total to own and drive for 3 1/2 years.

    Again thanks to everyone of the help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by techscott View Post
    That all for the info and photos.

    This weekend it looks like I’ll be going to the GFs house with long sleeves for some Mitsu spelunking to discover the mounting location for the airbag sensors. Since the GF just got the car she’s taking it back to the used car dealer she bought it from for their mechanic to look at it but I want to know the correct answer before their guy is posed the question.

    Though the car has a clean CarFax it’s obvious that the front clip took a hit high enough to ruin the radiator but not impact the crumple zone on the supports the clip bolts to. It looks like the hood latch popped on impact saving the hood. The cross support, headlights and cover were replaced with new parts. The engine is untouched and I only saw one bit of sheet metal that looks to have been straightened. The tires appear to have a fair bit of wear and it’s very even leading me to think there’s no tracking issues.

    The car has less than 70K on it, which makes it like new for my GF who just retired her Pontiac Torrent with north of 200K when she asked me to look at a bit of rust which turned out to be basically the entire supporting structure the suspension front and rear. It was so bad that I lent her my truck to use rather than drive her death trap home. She can’t complain though as the Torrent cost her under $4000 total to own and drive for 3 1/2 years.

    Again thanks to everyone of the help.
    If it makes you feel any better the front ends of these cars fold by just tapping a parking curb. The fact that the airbag sensor wasn't bolted down wouldn't instill confidence in the rest of the previous repairs though. If the picture of the black tie bar that Top Fuel posted is of your car then it looks like it might be missing one of the rubber bumpers that thread into the tie bar(below the yellow plug in the pic). Take more pics.

    What year is it anyways? One other tell tail sign that the bumper has been replaced on a 2014-2015 is the emblem often sits on the surface of most aftermarket jobber bumper covers, where on the oem bumper the emblem is slightly recessed into it.

    Tires, especially the stock dunlops wear out pretty quick. Tiny tires spin quicker, have less rubber, wear out faster. Some will scream at you to get your alignment checked by 17 different shops cause some trailing axles are slightly out of whack. Like heater core problems, I've never had of these cars eat through tires caused by bent rear ends. I've got a few alignments done that had the rear out slightly but it never showed signs of excessive wear...I'm sure there are some that are tweaked but most probably aren't out enough to worry about in the real world.

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    Itís a 2010 US spec (donít know how significant that is anymore).

    Quote Originally Posted by Fummins View Post
    If it makes you feel any better the front ends of these cars fold by just tapping a parking curb. The fact that the airbag sensor wasn't bolted down wouldn't instill confidence in the rest of the previous repairs though. If the picture of the black tie bar that Top Fuel posted is of your car then it looks like it might be missing one of the rubber bumpers that thread into the tie bar(below the yellow plug in the pic). Take more pics.

    What year is it anyways? One other tell tail sign that the bumper has been replaced on a 2014-2015 is the emblem often sits on the surface of most aftermarket jobber bumper covers, where on the oem bumper the emblem is slightly recessed into it.

    Tires, especially the stock dunlops wear out pretty quick. Tiny tires spin quicker, have less rubber, wear out faster. Some will scream at you to get your alignment checked by 17 different shops cause some trailing axles are slightly out of whack. Like heater core problems, I've never had of these cars eat through tires caused by bent rear ends. I've got a few alignments done that had the rear out slightly but it never showed signs of excessive wear...I'm sure there are some that are tweaked but most probably aren't out enough to worry about in the real world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by techscott View Post
    It’s a 2010 US spec
    Well that's weird, I wonder how that happened?


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