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Hey Kids,

Anyone know where the temperature sensor is for the outside temp reading on the instrument panel. I'm guessing somewhere under the hood because the temp rises once parked for a bit telling me the engine is heat soaking the air in the engine compartment. Once you start driving the temp comes down. (airflow over the sensor) I'm just curious as to where it is EXACTLY.

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Hey Kids,

Anyone know where the temperature sensor is for the outside temp reading on the instrument panel.* I'm guessing somewhere under the hood because the temp rises once parked for a bit telling me the engine is heat soaking the air in the engine compartment.* Once you start driving the temp comes down. (airflow over the sensor)* I'm just curious as to where it is EXACTLY.

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According to the picture in the Manual Book they give you its located on the dash board far far down on the drivers side next to the windshield......I could be wrong but thats where it looked like it was at.
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The outside temp sensor hangs down in the front of the car around the front of the bumper.

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Outside temperature is almost always under the car; in or near bumpers is common. It needs to be out of direct sunlight, wind etc to be reasonably accurate.

Mazda diagram in the manual is definitely incorrect. If the outside temp reading was there it would get extremely high temp readings from sun blasting it through the windshield.

As for the readings going up when you stop.. its mostly from ground heat that builds up under the car.
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Originally posted by ambercrombie99@Jan 7 2005, 04:42 PM
According to the picture in the Manual Book they give you its located on the dash board far far down on the drivers side next to the windshield......I could be wrong but thats where it looked like it was at.
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You're right.... There is a sensor on the dash board (Driver side) which, if I'm not mistaken, measures heat from outside light (sun) and it works in conjunction with the sensor under the steering (Looks like a little vent right below, on the right of the steering) in order to control the inside temp only (Automatic Climate Control System)... Not the outside temp...
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Originally posted by 7th Crow@Jan 10 2005, 11:56 AM
You're right....* There is a sensor on the dash board (Driver side) which, if I'm not mistaken, measures heat from outside light (sun) and it works in conjunction with the sensor under the steering (Looks like a little vent right below, on the right of the steering) in order to control the inside temp only (Automatic Climate Control System)...* Not the outside temp...
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Oh good to know. Thank you!
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