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Old 06-17-2010, 11:25 PM   #1
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My outside air temp is always reading a least 20 degrees warmer than it is. Everything else works just fine on the dash and NAV. Guessing sensor? Still under warranty. Take it in or try and pull a fuse and reset it?

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Old 06-18-2010, 02:07 PM   #2
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I would at least try to reset it first

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Old 06-21-2010, 11:00 AM   #3
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The thermometer in this car is very slow to update.
Not good....but normal.

Do the ole "instant reset".

Press and hold the a/c button. While holding it down, press the "recirc" button.

It's usually used for diagnostics, but it works.

It will update the temp immediately.

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Old 06-21-2010, 07:49 PM   #4
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My outside air temp is always reading a least 20 degrees warmer than it is. Everything else works just fine on the dash and NAV. Guessing sensor? Still under warranty. Take it in or try and pull a fuse and reset it?
Take it in and see what they say. I raised the issue with then in Sept 07'. They said they'd get back to me when fix was available.
I'm still waiting for the call

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Old 06-21-2010, 09:01 PM   #5
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Sensor is likely bad - had the exact same problem on our Venture - replaced the $10.00 sensor, all is good again

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Old 06-22-2010, 11:08 AM   #6
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As it was explained to me by the service tech., it is not the sensor. It is the calibration of the body control module. It is not updating often enough.

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Old 06-22-2010, 08:03 PM   #7
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As it was explained to me by the service tech., it is not the sensor. It is the calibration of the body control module. It is not updating often enough.
Interesting.... I think just for fun I would pull the sensor and at the minimum I would check its output with a multimeter at different temperatures and compare it to the chart to see if its output is correct.

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Old 06-22-2010, 11:28 PM   #8
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Interesting.... I think just for fun I would pull the sensor and at the minimum I would check its output with a multimeter at different temperatures and compare it to the chart to see if its output is correct.
No need to pull the sensor to check something that is functioning correctly. The very fact that the temperature updates (and it's bang on) when you follow the procedure in post #3 is verification that the sensor is providing the correct signal to the BCM.

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Old 06-23-2010, 04:24 PM   #9
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No need to pull the sensor to check something that is functioning correctly. The very fact that the temperature updates (and it's bang on) when you follow the procedure in post #3 is verification that the sensor is providing the correct signal to the BCM.

The OP said "always" and didn't chime back in to say that the reset worked for him... hopefully we'll hear back...

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Old 06-23-2010, 06:40 PM   #10
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The OP said "always" and didn't chime back in to say that the reset worked for him... hopefully we'll hear back...
You are correct. It is possible that his problem could be sensor related.

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Old 06-27-2010, 06:47 PM   #11
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Default Re: Outside air temp

Mine takes about 3 miles to update all the way (without the reset). Not bad this time of year, but in the spring when it is cold in the morning and warm at night and I try to kick the a/c without looking it blows heat until I reset it.

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Old 06-28-2010, 06:20 AM   #12
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I'd check to see if the sensor is even mounted on the bracket if front of the radiator. I had a oil change and the guy tried to take out the filter from the top and knocked the sensor off the clip. The sensor was hanging by the a wire real close to the radiator and was picking up heat there and showing higher heat on the dash.

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Old 06-29-2010, 10:40 PM   #13
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I have not done a damn thing since a posted this thread but today the weather channel said it was a high of 76 today and my Vue said 89? It's still under warrenty and it's going in!

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