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    Default Outside Temperature Guage

    Tried a search but could not find any threads on this.

    How acurate is the outside temperature reading on the trip computer?

    The reason I ask is the other day I left for work at six in the morning, it was a bit chilly, windows all iced up. Got in the car and temp was 18.5 after the 15 minute journey to work the temp had only dropped to 10.5 even though it was still really cold outside.

    Other folk at work were seeing between -1 and 2 degrees on their temp guages. Is mine knackered? If so is it an easy fix?

    Cheers.

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    the temp gauge is only a few pounds. If it still gives inaccurate results you could change the gauge itself. You could check to see if its blocked with dirt etc...

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    Where is the temp gauge located?

    Edit: Please excuse the spelling in original post, beer seems to affect my ability to type.
    Last edited by Del 2.2SRi; 29th September 2007 at 22:27.

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    Its in the front bumper mate.

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    Many thanks for the replies guys.

    I will have a look tomorrow when I sober up.

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    it's between the radiator and the bumper. Open the bonnet and look down in the gap.

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    Just being piccy...but the gauge is in the dash...the sensor is infront of the radiator behind the bumper...

    Check for dirt, corrosion or moisture at the connector / socket which could affect the resistance and therefore out put from the sensor...especially with such fine wiring..and also the exposed location...to the elements.

    You will need to change the sensor which is a plug in type replacement...not that cheap though...My cav 3 sensor cost about £12 a few years ago...
    The gauge / display will only be at fault if the corresponding driver or ecu is at fault...

    I know...there's always one gob-s***e...
    Sorry ...its my turn today.....
    Last edited by Robsey; 30th September 2007 at 13:57. Reason: incomplete response...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robsey View Post
    Just being piccy...but the gauge is in the dash...the sensor is infront of the radiator behind the bumper...
    You are correct. Perhaps I would have been able to spell sensor.

    Had a look today, no sign of any dirt, corrosion etc on the sensor

    Think I will just replace it.

    Nice one. Cheers.

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