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Ambient temp sensor

Hi,,,
My E240 , 2000 year, has a problem with temp. readings (dash) it,s reading more than the actual , some thing like 55 c , 58 c , itc.(actual temp outside is 37-39 c
where is that sensor located ? and Does this effect the climate control operation?

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  • jalal Apr 10, 2009

    i fixed the problem by inserting the temp. sensor in location, as it was not in position.

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Deduct 19 degrees from reading and live with it

Posted on Jun 26, 2008

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yes it is located on the left bottom part of grill area,it is probly loose reinsert it in place it should work after driving for a while.

Posted on Sep 04, 2008

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Outside temp readings


yes it is located on the left bottom part of grill area,it is probly loose reinsert it in place it should work after driving for a while.

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