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Old 06-23-2013, 04:32 PM   #1
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Outside temp reading

This is a minor problem.

Ambient (outside) air temperature reading on the dash gauge was 98 degrees. Although it was hot (80-85 degrees), it was not that hot.
Is there a method of setting or zeroing the gauge to ensure a more accurate reading.


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Old 06-23-2013, 04:42 PM   #2
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Mine does the same thing. Not sure if there is a fix or not. I just kinda gave up and pay no attention to it anymore.

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Mine reads hot (even in winter) if it has been sitting in the sun when I first start it but it slowly readjustes to the correct temp. It's always ends up within a degree or so of what the radio says.
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They all will be hot when sitting in the sun

After you get going they usually will adjust to the proper air temperature. If you take any thermometer and let it sit in direct sunlight with no air flow it will always read hotter then the weather girl says it is. Put it in a nice dark shady spot and it will read cooler then the weather girls say's it is. The ones in a car are usually pretty good when you are going down the road.

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The sensors are mounted in the front of the vehicle in the grill area. So, if sitting still it will soak heat off the pavement and the reading will be off. Even driving down the road, it will be just slightly higher than ambient due to heat rising off the road. You may notice it reading cooler than normal if you drive through a decent rain storm too (cold water getting on it and the wind cooling it further).

I'd follow Ronnie's advice. lol
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Old 06-24-2013, 05:04 AM   #6

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I'll vote Ronnie too on this. I find that my reading for so called outside temp runs hotter when I'm in traffic. When I am clear of it, the readings drop by 6 to 8 degrees.

Kind of useless IMO. I can tell when its hot or cold outside; don't need a dash reading to tell me.
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Is there a way to change the outside temp reading to Celsius?. I've looked in the owner's manual and can't find anything on this. Since I'm in Canada it's just easier to have it show in metric.
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If you have 2013+ it'd be on the center screen. Scroll to my vehicle probably under my settings

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