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Onboard temp gauge

My onboard temp gauge on my climate control starts off at like 90 degrees and then slowly goes down as you start driving. I know for a fact it's not 90 degrees outside right now. It's more like 20 degrees. Any ideas on how to fix this to get it working properly again. I have a 2005 Ford 500 if that helps.

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  • Anonymous Dec 31, 2008

    Where is this located? Is it necessary?

  • joeruden Jan 21, 2009

    Where is the ambient temp. sensor located on 2005 500

  • Anonymous Feb 09, 2009

    but the temp inside the car is not working correctly either. if i lower the heater under 85 degrees it blows cold Air.

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You need to go to the parts house and purchase an ambient temperature sensor. that is the sensor that tells the car what the outside temp. is. I hope that helps you out.

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    johnny jarrett Dec 31, 2008

    you need to go to the parts house and purchase an ambient temperature sensor. that is the sensor that tells the car what the outside temp. is. I hope that helps you out.

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