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Exterior Temperature gauge

My exterior temperatue gauge is always atleast 30 degrees higher than it really is. Im driving around now in 30 degrees, and it tells me that its 65 degrees.

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Replace the sensor, it is mounted under the hood in the grill, it is 2 bolts holding it in, you can buy this at the dealer only.

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