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Climate Control Outside temperature display incorrect

The temperature display on my climate control panel is suddenly displaying incorrect outside temperature. Usually 20 -3o degrees less tehn real temperature. Heater and A/C work perfectly.
Is there an inexpemsive fix for this ?

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You need to replace the ambient temperature sensor or do the math

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Had the same problem, replaced the ambient air temp sensor in front of the radiator. Cost is like 10-15 bucks. Don't worry if temp doesn't change right away. Took me about 5 miles and then it worked great.

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