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My Buick Rendezvous has the DIC. It works fine but the temperature is always 0 celcius (says 0C). Got 2 new outside air sensors from junkyard and no change. Should i check something else like voltage?

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If equipped, the outside air temperature automatically
appears in the bottom right corner of the DIC display
when viewing all of the information screens, except for
the oil life screens. If the outside air temperature is
at or below 37°F (3°C), the temperature reading
will toggle between displaying the outside temperature
and the word ICE for two minutes. If there is a problem
with the system that controls the temperature display,
the letters OC (open circuit) or SC (short circuit)
will appear on the display. If this occurs, have the
vehicle serviced by your GM dealer.

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It should be possible to test the sensors with an ohmmeter (I think) as they will likely be temperature sensitive resistors or thermistors.

Testing the voltage was the thing to do in the old days of analogue and direct current systems but I think you will find the electronics on your car is digitally based and difficult or impossible to test with an ordinary meter. An oscilloscope will probably be needed...

Posted on Apr 27, 2017

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SOURCE: 2003 buick rendezvous power outlets

 Fuse #14 is for REAR auxillary power  outlet (in cargo area).  This is located in the INSIDE fuse box to the left of and under the glovebox (to the left of the front passenger's feet).
Fuse #32 is for FRONT Power Outlets/cigarette lighter//Lights, OnStar®  Fuse 32 is under the hood in the ENGINE AREA fuse box located in the compartment  just above the battery.DOUBLE CHECK YOUR MANUAL to make sure that your fuses are the same.  I have a 2003 Rendezvous. Your newer model may be different.  The diagrams for each fuse box can be found inside the lids of the compartments.

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SOURCE: O2 sensors on 2002 buick rendezvous

hi im wes the o2 sensor is always in the exaust newer buicks have one before the converter (sometimes in the exaust manifold) one after the converter if it has duall exaust it could have four
left bank sensor one is before the converter on drivers side bank two sensor 2 would be passanger side after the converter does this help?

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SOURCE: The outside air temperature sensor for the 2003 Camry

the sensor is located in front of radiator if you open hood and look down behind front bumper you should see it, or look from under the frt bumper, it easy to change, also get part from dealer it not $$,hope this helps.

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There are two square buttons on your dash, just to the left of the steering wheel. Press and hold the left until it blinks and it will allow you to set up the languages and such.

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It could be a bad connection in the wires between the speed sensor and the Engine Control Module (ECM). Is the ECM setting a speed sensor code? It could also be a bad Instrument Panel Cluster (IPC) module. Are there any codes in the IPC? It could be a problem with the data line between the ECM and the IPC, in which case you will be getting "U-codes" out of your ECM. (U-codes indicate communication problems between the various modules in your car) A good scan of you vehicle's computer systems would be the best place to start.

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