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Temp gauge doesn't register below 32 degrees

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by coppert, Nov 30, 2010.

  1. Nov 30, 2010 at 7:48 AM
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    coppert

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    So with the past few nights dropping into the 20's I have noticed that my temp gauge will never read below 32 degrees. It seems to work fine above that mark & is fairly accurate, but with the uncommonly low temps we have been having I just noticed this. Anyone else have this issue or any thoughts on what it could be? Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Nov 30, 2010 at 9:10 AM
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    Mine keeps fading in and out. Can't find much info on it though...maybe someone will chime in...
     
  3. Nov 30, 2010 at 9:27 AM
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    Move to a warmer place? Jusk kidding, I'm pretty sure the sensor is up near the grill maybe it's picking up ambient heat from the radiator/engine? Mine does read below 32 here in Oregon.
     
  4. Nov 30, 2010 at 9:32 AM
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    Try the metric setting (32 f = 0 c)... for laughs. Heck, does it ever get above 0 c in Canada?
     
  5. Nov 30, 2010 at 10:00 AM
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    Mine read 34 in the garage this morning and by the time I got to work, it seemed to read an accurate 10. So yes, it does go below 32.

    Perhaps someone did the "move temp sensor into cup of water" mod on your truck without you knowing it.
     
  7. Nov 30, 2010 at 12:04 PM
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    Uhh... did that already by moving to Sacramento from the bay area, usually warmer here. :cool:
     
  8. Nov 30, 2010 at 12:12 PM
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    Yeah did that & it read 0c & would not drop below that magic number either.
     
  9. Nov 30, 2010 at 12:32 PM
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    No, never above 0 c. We just change the scale to Fahrenheit to feel warmer or watch US weather channel:D
     
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