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OC code in rear view mirror temp field

Rear view mirror inside has compass and temp readings. Compass OK. Temp shows an 'OC' code. Had system check. Show nothing out of order

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  • enetki Mar 08, 2009

    The owners manual said if the code 'SC' Or 'OC' appear in the temp field that I should take the SUV to an authorized dealer and gave no definition or indication as to the level of importance I should place on this apparent problem. My closest dealer is approx 2 hours away. From what info I have gathered through the internet it appears to stand for " open circuit " as 'SC' for " short circuit ". My assumption is that this is related to the temp. sensor in some way. Nothing has happened to the SUV in any form of a collision and is kept in a garage. I was hoping that someone may have an indication as to the exact definition of OC. I would prefer to fix this myself if able. There is no warranty left anyway. Thanks for any input here that would clarify it.

  • enetki Mar 12, 2009

    Sorry I have not rated the advice ( I work on the road ). I will be trying this suggestion this weekend and will post again on my findings. Thank You for your time.

  • Scott Clifford May 11, 2010

    does the outside temp gauge work?

  • Roberta Smith
    Roberta Smith May 11, 2010

    has that changed it all... my first "guess" would be zero celcius

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You could always try unplugging the battery for about ten minutes to see if that resets it. make sure you have the code for the stereo first if it requires one.

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