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My outside temp reads LL.L and the humidity reads HH the sensor reads LL.L any idea whats wrong?

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it may afect the climate control to operate right,
try to locate the temperature sensor than most times is in the lower side of the wilshiel and on top of dash board and see what happend

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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.

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You will find the ambient temperature sensor behind the grille and in front of the condensor. The grille will have to be removed to replace the sensor.

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Sounds like the sensor is playing up, your local dealer should be able to assist.

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This may be a wiring issue as the sensor is electronic in nature. Any loose wiring may cause the voltage across the sensor to differ resulting in an inaccurate reading.

Posted on Oct 16, 2011

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This may be a wiring issue as the sensor is electronic in nature. Any loose wiring may cause the voltage across the sensor to differ resulting in an inaccurate reading.

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If there is nothing else wrong with the system you just need to drive it over 25mph for more than 2 minutes. If you slow down below 25mph then you will have to start over. I would recomend getting on the freeway. Don't go over 60mph though, that will make it reset also. If it still says -40 after you are sure you have met the time and speed criteria. Then there is still a problem in the system. Make sure the connector at the temp sensor is clean and the terminals are good.

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There are four sensors for ambient tempurature and they work in unison to provide information to the temp reading on the dash, the heater control head ( where to direct air, blending of warm/cold/outside/inside air flapper controls) depending on the ambient temp and the inside air temp sensor located just above the radio as well as the sun sensor on the top of the dash as well as the a/c compressor head.

When you start your car, the body control module takes the readings from all sensors, outside air temp located in front of the radiator, air temp sensor located in the airbox ( senses temp of air being drawn in from the outside into the air box), coolant temp, inside air temp sensor and the sun sensor on top of the dash (this is why it takes a few seconds for the climate control system to begine when you start the car). The intake air sensor is 1st priority, inside air second, coolant third, ambient 4th and sun 5th. For instance, if the sun sensor reads the sun is hot but the interior sensor reads cold, the inside akes priority. The goal is for the system to achieve a tempurature inside the car that matches the selected temp. It uses all of the sensors to set the system up to achieve that goal as quickly as possible.

Example; Its mid afternoon, sunny and 40 degrees outside adn your in stop and go traffic. The intake sensor reads 40 degrees, the outside sensor reads 60 degrees (heat from radiator...engine heat protrudes into cabin) and the sun sensor reads high (sun is strong). The system is set for 72. priority one sensor reads 40, inside sensor reads 65, ambient reads 60= system will blow hot air to the floor out put, dash outlets will lightly flow 65 degree air so the sun doesnt roast you yet your feet are cold(if it blew hot air from all outlets, your upper body would be hot but your legs/feet would be cold). as the interior sensor reaches desired temp, air will be distrubuted through thee dash, defrost and floor with the warmest air coming out the floor and defrost, coolest air out the dash vents. Its a complex system!

The two sensors that will screw the system up the most are the intake and interior sensors. the system will function reasonably well with just those two sensors though it wont blend air temps between outlets if the sun sensor isnt working. If the outside sensor fails, it simply uses the intake sensor, if the intake sensor fails it will rely on the front sensor. However, since the intake takes priority over the outside sensor, if the intake sensor sends incorrect resistance info rather than failing, it will take priority and cause the unit to malfunction such as in your case.

The intake air sensor can be changed from the outside with patience. If it where me, I would pay the two hrs labor and let the dealer do it right.

Kevin,
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This probably occurs when you start up after the engine has been off for a few hours. What is happening is that the module is taking a new temp reading however heat from the radiator is causing the sensor to read a warmer value than it really is. I suggest that you relocate the temp sensor further away from the radiator and closer to the grill opening in order to read actual ambient temp (approx 6" should work).

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Outside air temp indicator is reading 74-75 degr. F when it is actually 96-99 degr. F outside. Just noticed this after washing car, but am not sure that it wasn't wrong before being washed. Where is...


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.

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Outside temp reading on climate control wrong


it may afect the climate control to operate right,
try to locate the temperature sensor than most times is in the lower side of the wilshiel and on top of dash board and see what happend

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