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Outside temperature indicator

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by lakewoodbilly, Aug 28, 2008.

  1. Aug 28, 2008 at 6:46 PM
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    lakewoodbilly

    lakewoodbilly [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I was curious about where the outside temperature sensor is located on my '08 double cab.

    Does anyone know where this is located?

    The temperature that shows on the overhead console seems to be very inaccurate; even as much as 10 or more degrees off.

    My '03 Corolla has this same feature (shows up in the dash by the odometer); it has been amazingly accurate.

    I think this is a great feature on a vehicle as you are able to judge when you are starting to get down to the freezing point outside - meaning that the roads could be getting slippery around the 28-32 degree range depending on precipitation, fog, etc.
     
  2. Aug 28, 2008 at 6:53 PM
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    beastlytaco

    beastlytaco This is TW. One never knows what is a joke anymore

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    i think its in the corner of your winshield on the inside.
     
  3. Aug 28, 2008 at 7:04 PM
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    lakewoodbilly

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    should be on the outside of the vehicle since it is for the outside temperature.
     
  4. Aug 28, 2008 at 7:05 PM
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    beastlytaco

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    well i tried.
     
  5. Aug 29, 2008 at 4:27 AM
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    CanTac

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    Would be kinda nice to know where it is, don't ya think?

    CanTac

    Hal
     
  6. Aug 29, 2008 at 4:51 AM
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    Simon's Mom

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  7. Aug 29, 2008 at 4:54 AM
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    I thought I read somewhere that the sensor was in the front near the grill but I could be wrong. :confused:
     
  8. Aug 29, 2008 at 4:50 PM
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    found it. It is on the vertical support for the hood latch in front of the radiator. Seems like the heat from the radiator would affect this? Not sure why they put it there. I'll look for it on my corolla to see where it is located there now that I have a rough idea of what it looks like.
     
  9. Aug 29, 2008 at 4:53 PM
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    derekabraham

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    Mine seems to be fairly accurate.
     
  10. Aug 29, 2008 at 4:58 PM
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    Mine's pretty damn accurate. Only time it is not accurate is on start-up when my truck has been sitting in the sun for any extended period of time, but as soon as you start moving it falls to a more accurate reading.
     
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    Agree totally.
     
  12. Aug 29, 2008 at 8:51 PM
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    +2 same here, mine works exactly the same way.
     
  13. Aug 30, 2008 at 6:09 AM
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    How hard is this to have installed if you dont have one? I am really going to miss having the outside temperature readings
     
  14. Aug 30, 2008 at 6:16 AM
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    While I also agree w/this. Has happend once after a few mins,mine went from 112-116. :eek: Yep,It's hot here. :D
     
  15. Aug 30, 2008 at 9:44 AM
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    Mine is always off 5-10 degrees. It is worthless.

    I miss my '04 F-150 more everyday that I drive this "truck". :(
     
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    Mine's usually within a couple degrees of bank or other outdoor displays. I always take it with a grain of salt since the one at my house fluctuates with sun/shade a bit, and the weather channel is never that accurate either. :laugh: I use it to ball park freezing temps mostly.
     
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    You won't get much sympathy around here. Read Consumer Reports. Maybe you had the only good F150, but you don't need to drag us down.
     
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    You obviously never had to work on your Ford.
     
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