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what's this sensor do???

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by tacomadude18, May 27, 2011.

  1. May 27, 2011 at 1:00 PM
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    tacomadude18

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    alright so i just got a new grill, and i wanted to relocte the horn's. but theres another sensor thats with it.. anybodys know what it is? is it fine if i drive with it just sitting somewhere? thanks T.W

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    please let me know ASAp
     
  2. May 27, 2011 at 1:01 PM
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    HondaGM

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    its the temperature sensor
     
  3. May 27, 2011 at 1:02 PM
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    really? alright sweet, i guess that one could just sit anywhere right?
     
  4. May 27, 2011 at 1:06 PM
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    it doesnt need to be mounted in the engine compartment
     
  5. May 27, 2011 at 1:14 PM
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  6. May 27, 2011 at 1:21 PM
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    wat?
    ^^this
     
  8. May 27, 2011 at 1:49 PM
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    I duck taped the remote unit to my wireless thermometer just to the side of the radiiator. It is a pretty acurate location, enven being held on with duck tape and not really designed for a vehicle.
     
  9. May 27, 2011 at 2:05 PM
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    yea thats what i did, i'll take pics later of where i put it. now.. its time for work :/
    yhanks T.W
     
  10. May 27, 2011 at 3:58 PM
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    If I recall correctly, both the engine control computer and the HVAC computer use the input from that sensor. I'd want it to be in an environment as close to the factory original location as possible.
     
  11. May 27, 2011 at 10:53 PM
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    crap bolted and welded together....
    IT doesnt do both, just the overhead console temp.
     
  12. May 28, 2011 at 12:10 AM
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    The sensor is present in trucks that don't have the overhead temp/compass console. I am certain that it is used by the HVAC controller in '09+ vehicles. I think it is also used by the engine control computer. I'll look for documentation on both.
     
  13. May 28, 2011 at 12:11 AM
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    crap bolted and welded together....
    i dont have one, as well as two of my buddies. MAybe it's just an 09+ thing?
     
  14. Aug 15, 2011 at 12:22 PM
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    This is interesting. Thanks Lrgrnr. Anyone every have inaccurate readings for outside air temps? Mine seems always off compared to other vehicles, , my digital house thermometer, weather report, and my Bacharach field thermometer. My Taco (2006) temp is 5-8 degrees warmer when it is colder outside.

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