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post #1 of 10 Old 02-16-2006, 02:12 PM Thread Starter
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digital thermometer

Anyone else notice that it take awhile for the digital thermometer display to adjust to the correct temperture? For example, when i pull out of my garage where it is in the mid-60's to outside where it is in the mid-40's, it takes about 5 minutes to adjust.

I am wondering if there is some factory packaging/protective pieces around the thermometer housing that might be insulating it. Anyone know where the actual thermometer is on the commander?

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post #2 of 10 Old 02-16-2006, 06:38 PM
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i hear before (on a gc) that it takes several minuets to adjust at a certain speed to get an accurate reading but i could be wrong
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makes sense, but typically I am only going 10-20 miles per hour in the neighborhood
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post #4 of 10 Old 02-16-2006, 10:01 PM
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My wife's Cayenne S is the same way with the temp. It's always wildly off for 10 minutes or so, at the onset of coming out of the enclosed garage. I guess it takes some time for it to adjust.

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that seems like such a crazy design flaw...especially for a porsche. anyone know where the temp sensor is?
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post #6 of 10 Old 02-16-2006, 11:53 PM
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facing the front of the jeep, the sensor is located directly behind the grill on the left hand side. It is very accesible. The sensor takes a few minutes to adjust because it sits behind the grill in an open space. THat entire space has to get to temp before it can give a proper reading. So after you drive around for a few minutes it gets it right. Hope that made some sense.

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great explanation..thanks!
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post #8 of 10 Old 03-15-2006, 05:41 AM
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Actually, my thermometer seems to be just about right.
I've checked it with local weather reports and my outdoor clock/thermometer
and it seems to be pretty close...+/_ 3 degrees or so.
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my commander does the same, as did my neon before it.
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post #10 of 10 Old 06-08-2006, 06:01 PM Thread Starter
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update on the temp gauge........ took my commander in for its 3000 mile check up. i saw the TSB on the temp gauge being slightly off, so I mentioned my problem to the service guy (the problem was that it took several minutes to adjust to the new temperature when i pulled out of the garage). ends up the sensor was set to relay temp info every ten minutes. the service guy set it to 2 minute relay intervals. it working much better now
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