I currently have a 2000 Oldmobile Intrigue GLS. Recently my A/C compressor was replaced and since then when it rains heavily (as it often does here in New York, particularly during the summer), the External Temperature Gauge, which is usually stagnant at 50 Degrees Fahrenheit drops to absurdly cold temperatures, around -38 degrees. Subsequently the Compressor shuts off, leaving me with no defogger or A/C in 85 degree rain.
After doing some careful research, I have discovered that the cause is likely the External Temperature Sensor, which appears to be a relatively inexpensive part at under $20.00 for such a major (and potentially life threatening) problem.
My question, and the focal point of this thread, is how I would go about installing this sensor? Where in the car is it located and how can I safely put it in? Descriptions of what I am looking for would be very helpful and appreciated, but pictures of the area would be more so. Thank you all very much for your time.