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My outside temperature reading has been on the fritz lately... about half of the time when I start up the car I get a reading of like 30 something degrees with the snowflake. It has been in the 80s here for a few weeks now. The other half of the time, the temp seems to read pretty accurately. Any ideas?
 

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Re: Outside temp sensor? (latka87)

Did you mess up your mirror somehow? The temp reader is located in/on the driver side mirror. I would look at it and see if there are any visual signs of damage. If not it could be the wire, or could be something software related. Hopefully ForceFed or someone else can chime in. Good luck!
 

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Re: Outside temp sensor? (carreragt7)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>carreragt7</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Did you mess up your mirror somehow? The temp reader is located in/on the driver side mirror. I would look at it and see if there are any visual signs of damage. If not it could be the wire, or could be something software related. Hopefully ForceFed or someone else can chime in. Good luck!</TD></TR></TABLE><br>it's something to do with the wiring harness to the sensor. my dealer quoted me like 600 for it. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Outside temp sensor? (kpsingh0)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>kpsingh0</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>it's something to do with the wiring harness to the sensor. my dealer quoted me like 600 for it. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>I think there's a service bulleting for that. I got it fix under warranty. The same thing happened plus the a/c compressor would not activate whenever it happened.
 

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Re: Outside temp sensor? (lando_pr)

The sensor itself can go bad, i have replaced them before. However if you have the vehicle scanned and there are other CEM door latch and locking fault codes stored you will need the door harness updated connectors if you havent already.<p>If under warranty it will be free if not yeah its pricey. Takes me about 4 hours if i haul ass so figure you will be billed for that and some...
 

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ahhhh I dont like these responses! is there anything I can do on my own to try and fix it? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Unless you have advanced electrical experience the TNN for door harnesses says in bold red leters Master Technicians only on it lol and the temp sensors can just be a pain but not difficult.
 

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Re: Outside temp sensor? (latka87)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>latka87</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">. It has been in the 80s here for a few weeks now. The other half of the time, the temp seems to read pretty accurately. Any ideas? </TD></TR></TABLE><p>You are wrong. The snowflake means there is snow outside which makes sense if its 30 degrees out. There is nothing wrong with your car.
 

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Re: Outside temp sensor? (latka87)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>latka87</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">My outside temperature reading has been on the fritz lately... about half of the time when I start up the car I get a reading of like 30 something degrees with the snowflake. It has been in the 80s here for a few weeks now. The other half of the time, the temp seems to read pretty accurately. Any ideas? </TD></TR></TABLE><p>See this thread, seems like you are having the same problem I'm having....<br><A HREF="http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=81036" TARGET="_blank">http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=81036</A><p>UKmatt had provided this very good document, where the relationship between the different temperature sensor is explained very well. Print it out and take it to the dealer, they probably won't understand why this is a serious problem...<p><A HREF="http://www.volvoclub.org.uk/tech/S40MY2005-ClimateControl.pdf" TARGET="_blank">http://www.volvoclub.org.uk/te...l.pdf</A><p>The procedure and justification to change the door harness can be found in <b>TNN36-60-2007-10-26 - Replacement of A-pillar Connectors</b><p><A HREF="https://www.volvotechinfo.com/index.cfm?event=item.view&itemClass=service%2Cparts&itemType=Tech-NET%20Notes&itemSubType=&modelName=V50&modelyear=2006&startRow=61&endRow=80&page=4" TARGET="_blank">https://www.volvotechinfo.com/...age=4</A><p><A HREF="https://www.volvotechinfo.com/vtishare/productImages/partNumbers/TNN36-60-2007-10-26.jpg" TARGET="_blank">https://www.volvotechinfo.com/...6.jpg</A><br>
 

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Re: Outside temp sensor? (sanatarium)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>sanatarium</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>You are wrong. The snowflake means there is snow outside which makes sense if its 30 degrees out. There is nothing wrong with your car.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Huh.. sub-freezing temperatures in New Jersey in July? Don't think so... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Just so you know, this thread is 4 years old, many of these members are not here anymore. I, unfortunately, am not familiar with this issue.
 

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Yeah, i know.. but better to use available threads about this problem instead of making a new..
then people get emails when replying to this thread.. so i thought that people that have done this mess with sensor maybe could help me with it :)

just snapped mirror backcovers plastic tabs.. :( damn hard to put the cover back together.. it just didnt work. so now its hanging loose.
 

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Those covers are a pain in the ass to get on and off without destroying them. I usually align it and then give it a quick wack with the heel of my hand from front of the car towards the back.
 

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Found this video on youtube explaining how to do.. but it just doesnt work!
it look so easy. My cover isnt "bendable" flexing when i push it together..
it feels and looks like the cover is not really fitting on my mirror.. :) maybe mirror have been in traffic accident or something..
or just the plastic cover have taken another shape :) the new ones is not cheap... just cant understand why they are so expensive.
i can paint it myself.. or i have a friend that are a car painter that can do it for me. But.. just a primed or used one is really expensive.
cant understand.. for a plastic piece...
 

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have been searching on youtube but it seems that it is hard to find a video how to do :)
just found one.. and that didnt work at all.

Haynes repair manual tells me to push from inside with thumbs and then just remove it.
That didnt work... only thing was to push with a screwdriver from inside
 
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