Any idea what this is?

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  1. Joss

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    Anyone figured out what this little cover is for?
    The dealer couldn't tell me and it doesn't appear to be referenced in the manual.
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    my previous answer is corrected as discussed by others following
     
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    I have seen that in many different cars (of all Makes) that have automatic climate control, I have always assumed that it is a temperature sensor.
     
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    I believe it is the speaker to the door/key signal.
     
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    Should be a small tube that runs up to a sensor that detects ambient air for the auto HVAC function....
     
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    Hi Joss,

    Room Temperature Sensor.jpg

    The room temperature sensor (cooler thermistor) detects the cabin temperature based on changes in the resistance of its built-in thermistor and sends a signal to the air conditioning amplifier assembly.

    Vincent
     
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    It's for the HVAC. You only find that vent on vehicles with auto climate control.
     
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    It is the in-car temp sensor for the HVAC system. There is a 2 wire connector and an aspirator tube connected to the back of the sensor.
    Sorry, I only have a LHD view.
     

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    Wow, thank you all for your answers - very helpful.

    Funny thing, when I asked the dealer, and he said it was the microphone for the bluetooth connection.
    I pointed to the grill on the roof which did that and he said, "no, that one blows a burst of cool air every now and then to keep you awake on long trips".
    Silly dealer.
     
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    When I went to buy my gen3 Prius, I was already knowledgeable in all of the features. I need up going to 3 different dealers & put the sales man through the all of t he technical questions. The 1st 2 dealers I ended up asking for the sales manager. I explained to him that it was pretty sad to hear his salesman come up with some really outrageous answers & because of his lack of knowledge about the features of a Prius they were losing the sale.
     
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