Thermometer

Discussion in 'Gen 2 Prius Main Forum' started by cobaka, Apr 10, 2013.

  1. cobaka

    cobaka Junior Member

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    The outside thermometer started reading incorrectly....saying it was 60 when all my other thermometers said 82. Help!
     
  2. nh7o

    nh7o Off grid since 1980

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    The ambient air sensor is located in front of the radiators, at the center of the air openings. It is just a small blob on a connector. If the thermistor goes bad then the readings can change. First would be to locate the sensor and unplug and replug it a few times, in case the contacts are dirty. Increasing resistance would result in lower temp readings. Otherwise, I can't say what the resistance should be for a given temp, so as to check the unit. It should be possible to get a cheap junk yard unit and try a swap.
     
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    Stick your head out the window?
     
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    The Prius thermometer needs an update to include Celsius.
     
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