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Ultragauge - Outside temp

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by harleyg, Jun 28, 2011.

  1. Jun 28, 2011 at 1:26 PM
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    Ultragauge says it can monitor outside temperature. If my Tacoma did not come with the compass/temperature display (I have an SR5), does it still have a thermometer for the Ultragauge to monitor?
     
  2. Jun 28, 2011 at 1:28 PM
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    Holy crap I was gonna ask this exact same question yesterday....then just gave up. I too would like to know.
     
  3. Jun 28, 2011 at 1:38 PM
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    wat?
    look on the radiator support in the center of the grille, to the left of the horns. if you have something attached to that vertical support w/ a harness attached, then you have the sensor and should be able to view the temp.
     
  4. Jun 28, 2011 at 1:50 PM
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    From what I can remember it gets the reading from the air intake temp which is the same thing as outside air temp. It's most accurate before the engine bay heats up.
     
  5. Jun 28, 2011 at 1:53 PM
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    wat?
    the intake air temp is different than the ambient air temp. it is already being heated up by the engine at the intake air temp.
     
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    Which is exactly why I said it's accurate before the engine heats up. Regardless that's what the Ultragauge is using for the temperature reading.
     
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    It also depends on how much sulight is radiating on it. In the summer time, I see my intake temp (vehicle off, and cold) at 122* or so, while the outside temp (ambient) is only 108*. After the engine is started, and being driven, the intake temp comes down a bit, and closer to the Ambient temps.
     
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    Very true. I've seen this also. Not the "only" 108 part though. :D
     
  9. Jun 28, 2011 at 3:14 PM
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    so if i have the stock temp and compass gauge where does that get the temp from??
     
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    wat?
    the sensor that is on the vertical radiator support behind the grille
     
  11. Jun 28, 2011 at 3:25 PM
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    does the ultragauge not show that sensor then because i just looked thru all my available gauges and i don't see one listed for outside air?? the only temps i see are intake manifold, coolant and UG temp (which is the temp of the ultragauge itself) I would really like it to poll the outside temp because my overhead temp / compass gauge doesn't stay on i have to hit it everytime id like to see the temp
     
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    wat?
    i havent tinkered around w/ mine yet to change the viewable gauges to seee what's on there. on another note, have you done the temp/compass fix from on here?
     
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    no i just noticed it yesterday. I have only had the truck a month at the most. Maybe if you have a link handy;) ill check it out.
     
  14. Jun 28, 2011 at 3:47 PM
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    wat?
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    thanks
     
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    revival here but I do not have a temp display but I do have the sensor on the vertical support behind the grill. How can I get it to read on the ultragauge. It was one of the reasons why I got it and it is not available on it. Help!
     
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