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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-25-2010, 10:46 PM Thread Starter
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Has anyone else had your outside temp gauge not keep correct temp?

17 outside says 24 or 35 rarely changes

Seems like it isnt working properly....Any suggestions ?
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Mine has done that before. It did it mostly in the summer tho. I don't know why it did it but it fixed itself. lol




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it's mounted to the bottom of the driver's side headlight bracket. Make sure it's clean and dry.


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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-27-2010, 02:26 PM
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Since new, my 08 regularly has this. The temp locks up for the entire day at exactly what it was when started for the first time.

Kind of funny when it is below freezing in the morning and it says "ice possible" in the afternoon when it is 20 degrees above freezing. Of course it work fine when I think about taking it to the dealer.

Odd that other GM cars (including my 14 yr old Buick) have dead accurate temp readings, and aren't even fooled by sitting in the sun or engine heat when stuck in traffic.
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Depends on the location of the sensor, and the ice possible thing also has to do with the humidity when you start it. The car can tell that kind of thing by air density and shares that info. Not really sure how it calculates temp.


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Mine's dead accurate. The sensor is pretty fragile so i'd start there.
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Mine was on 36 for 72 hours without changing

Why is it only the Cobalts and the HHR's have this problem
And how can it be fixed ? Changing the outside air senor does not fix it !
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Mine's dead accurate. The sensor is pretty fragile so i'd start there.
This post oddly made me laugh

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mine got stuck on a temp in the summer, but like cobaltxfe's mine also fixed itself.
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my temp guage sometimes freezes and wont change for a couple of hours. any one have this problem??


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