Following a power wash clean of my 2005 X-type, the external temperature reading is overstated by approc 10*C (Auto Climate Control display) What is the cause, and how do I get it fixed. Thanks, Pat Kirby - Dublin.
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Re: Outside temperature gauge malfunction
Hi pat the temp sensor is on the left side below the grill a black pointed sensor just cliped behind the splitter bar i would just change it. the temp wont change right away drive the car a couple of miles D
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“ON” WITH DTC P1615 OR P1614 OR P1610 STORED AND ENGINE MAY NOT RESTART WHEN COLD
The MIL is “ON” with any of the following codes stored:
• DTC P1615 or P1614 or P1610.
The engine does not restart in the following conditions
• The vehicle sat for several hours (cold soak) with outside temperatures below -12? C
(10? F); and
• The vehicle was then driven for a short period of time (5-10 minutes); and
• The engine was then turned OFF for a short time (5-10 minutes); then
• The engine cranks but will not start and the MIL illuminates with DTC P1615 orP1614 or P1610
This is a computer issue and needs to be fixed at the dealer are you still under warranty?
The problem is a bad ambient air temp sensor or a broken wire to that sensor. The sensor usually is located in the front of the engine bay on the support for hood latch, between the outer grill and the radiator/condensor assemblies.
on the jags there is a sensor on the outside by the front bumper cover on the bottom right it sends the signel to the a/c control head panel on the inside of the car you will need to go to a Jag Dealership to buy the sensor..
Does your direction work ok? I have seen that if you reset the compass then this will correct the temp problem. If not you can try disconnecting the battery for approx a min and this should reboot the system. If this don't work let me know and I can try to how you fine the fault.
As of this morning, the outside air temperature was indicating correctly. I suspect that washing the car using high pressure spray near the grill somehow caused the sensor to malfunction until it dried out.