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Old 05 Jun 2008, 05:03 am
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I have a couple of questions,reguarding my compass/outside temp display. I've noticed that the outside temp display takes several minutes to update itself. The compass heading is working fine.Sometimes I drive several miles before the outside temp will change,to the correct outside temp. Where is the temp probe? Located? Can it be adjusted/cleaned?Any Ideas? Thanks bandbpt
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Old 05 Jun 2008, 05:26 am
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Don't now about adjusting it but it's located behind the front plastic grill attached to a vertical crossmember.
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Old 05 Jun 2008, 07:58 am
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Default Re: compass/outside temp reading

The hieracry of updates on the computer systems places ambient outside temperature at the virtual bottom of the list. During intown/stop and go driving the fuel management/engine management requirements are reqiuing constant CPU usage and they are at the top of the list of things to get done.

If you travel for approx 3 miles at a constant speed the temperature will update.

Bottom line--outside temperature readout is just not that inportant in the grand scheme of things.
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Old 05 Jun 2008, 10:13 am
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In the owners manual it says that at slower speeds the sensor isn't updated as often so that in stop and go driving the sensor won't be pulling much higher temps due to the higher engine bay temperature. A few minutes on the highway and it reads what it should. I've found it to be accurate, it just takes a bit to initially update. So it sounds like it's functioning properly.

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It's heirarcy or anarcy!
I noticed on the turbo the other day, because is was cool in the garage, and really hot outside (90s+), that the computer didn't believe the rapid change when I pulled out of the garage. It sat a 77 deg for a while before it updated.
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It's heirarcy or anarcy!
I noticed on the turbo the other day, because is was cool in the garage, and really hot outside (90s+), that the computer didn't believe the rapid change when I pulled out of the garage. It sat a 77 deg for a while before it updated.
Shoot, my temp goes all the way up to 107 degrees before that sucker comes back to down to actual temp! Only does it when it's really hot in the car.


It's a little confused some times.
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My temp. always shows the temp it was when I shut off my car, then when I turn it back on, and drive a few miles it will be correct.

No real big deal.
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