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Old 06-14-2011, 10:17 AM   #1
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Outside tempature

Does anybody else have problems with their outside temp. reading? It's 95 out and it say's it's 77 outside. It's stayed on 77 for a few days now.

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Old 06-14-2011, 10:50 AM   #2
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No, mine's usually pretty close to accurate.

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Old 06-14-2011, 11:54 AM   #3
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Mines not that bad but its not great, have it checked out
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Old 06-14-2011, 12:14 PM   #4
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No, mine's usually pretty close to accurate.
Same here. If anything, it's a bit high when it's been sitting in the sun, but after driving around a bit it settles into a pretty accurate reading.
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Old 06-14-2011, 01:45 PM   #5
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Same here. If anything, it's a bit high when it's been sitting in the sun, but after driving around a bit it settles into a pretty accurate reading.
Same for me. I left work one day and it said 122. However the temp outside was only 115
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Old 06-14-2011, 01:56 PM   #6
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Ours give low readings if the Jeep is dusty/dirty.... Assuming the sensor gets coated with dust... try giving your Jeep a bath if it's dirty.
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Old 06-14-2011, 01:57 PM   #7
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I put an ice cube on mine that way it says its 23 outside and it makes it seem cold when its really 110
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Old 06-14-2011, 02:11 PM   #8
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Where is the sensor actually located?
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Old 06-14-2011, 02:39 PM   #9
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Where is the sensor actually located?
No clue, but I know that if the entire Jeep is dirty, the thing reads wrong.... So I'm guessing it's somewhere on there....
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Old 06-14-2011, 04:52 PM   #10
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and of course as soon as I post something it starts working right lol
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Old 06-14-2011, 05:26 PM   #11
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Mine gets hung up once in awhile. The compass is off. Thermometer is off. Nothing changes. I just cycle through the settings a few times as I'm driving. As the dash cools down, it comes back. All depends on which way I park.
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Mine usually takes a few minutes to update....if I drive to work in the morning and it's 50 degrees out, when I go to lunch and start it up it might be 70 but it takes a little while for my jeep to tell me it's not still 50.
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Maybe people are saying hey thats a cool jeep and it is just reacting.
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Old 06-14-2011, 09:29 PM   #14
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Mines pretty on.the sensor is behind the front grille located in the right lower side
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took mine off. Dont need it.
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Old 06-15-2011, 06:48 AM   #16
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its located just behind the grill , mine is on the left hand side, its a little black gizmo that looks like a pen top.
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...the temp outside was only 115
Only 115? Yikes!
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Only 115? Yikes!
Ha that's Phoenix for ya!
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Maybe it's just me, and I don't want to come across as a smartalek or anything, but I didn't pay 20k+ for a 4WD thermometer. I'm not sure why this is a big deal. If it's 98 degrees out and my Jeep says it's 93, I think it's just trying to make me feel better about the fact that it's just plain HOT outside.

Now, if they installed a rain forcast/barometer gauge in the dash, I would pay extra for that and pray that it is more accurate than the temp read-out and the clock they currently put in.

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Old 06-15-2011, 01:44 PM   #20
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Maybe it's just me, and I don't want to come across as a smartalek or anything, but I didn't pay 20k+ for a 4WD thermometer. I'm not sure why this is a big deal. If it's 98 degrees out and my Jeep says it's 93, I think it's just trying to make me feel better about the fact that it's just plain HOT outside.

Now, if they installed a rain forcast/barometer gauge in the dash, I would pay extra for that and pray that it is more accurate than the temp read-out and the clock they currently put in.

It wasn't a big deal but as you say if you pay 20K for something you would like everything to work. I was just curious if anybody else had this issue but it doesn't matter because it started working again so all's good.

Now I could use one of them barometer's too so let me know if ya find one lol
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It wasn't a big deal but as you say if you pay 20K for something you would like everything to work. I was just curious if anybody else had this issue but it doesn't matter because it started working again so all's good.

Now I could use one of them barometer's too so let me know if ya find one lol
No doubt for that kind of money one expects everything to work, but the temp guage is kind of a crap shoot anyway isn't it?
The vehicle itself, being the platform for the gauge experiences temperature shifts in and of itself.

Since the sensor, I understand, is behind the grill, doesn't this actually make it inherently prone to flaws. Does it read the same outside temperature at 10 mph as it does at 60? Does it read the same temps when first started as it does while towing 1500 lbs for 50 miles? How accurate is a sensor that resides on a platform where the temps of the platform itself changes so dramatically?

I don't know myself, but similiarly, if you stand a thermometer up by itself on your deck, for instance, wouldn't it read differently than if you were holding it in your hand to measure the deck temperature?

I'm not bright enough to prove it but seems logical to me.
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I spoke to soon it wasnt working right all day on sunday reading 68 all day and it was in the 80's most of the day

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