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#1 Old 05-31-2012, 02:42 PM
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Calibrate outside temp reading?

Do any of you know if it's possible to calibrate the reading of the outside temperature to a known source, and if so, how?

I live in the Southern Californian desert and the high today is 108. So far my reading is about 8-10 degrees off.

Thanks for any help.
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The service manual makes no reference to an adjustment or calibration procedure for the ambient sensor.

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I think once you reach 100+ degrees, no vehicle thermometer is going to be that accurate. I have found mine to be within +, - 2 degrees, which I think is plenty accurate. Most times it's dead nuts!

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I live in the Southern Californian desert and the high today is 108. So far my reading is about 8-10 degrees off.

Thanks for any help.
Out of curiosity, was it reading higher or lower than the actual temp?

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My readings are consistantly lower than anything measured against.

Where is the ambient sensor located? Should I have the dealer replace it?

Thanks
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Where is the ambient sensor located? Should I have the dealer replace it?

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In front of the radiator on the drivers side. You can see it through the lower opening below the bumper.

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