Maybe I just never noticed this before, but I was adjusting the underglow lights on my Compass and came upon this really strange looking part. I'm not really a mechanic, so maybe it's something obvious, But I don't every remember seeing it before and it's being held up with regular masking tape.
Maybe it has something to do with the airbag system.
Does anyone know what it is?
Does your Compass have one too?
btw if it's not clear, it's in the front right fender.
Two front impact sensors (1) are used on this vehicle, one each for the left and right sides of the vehicle. These sensors are mounted remotely from the impact sensor that is internal to the Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC). Each front sensor is secured with a screw to the backs of the right and left vertical headlamp bars on either side of the radiator within the engine compartment. The sensor housing has an integral connector receptacle (4), an integral anti-rotation pin (3), and an integral mounting hole (2) with a metal sleeve to provide crush protection.
The right and left front impact sensors are identical in construction and calibration. A cavity in the center of the molded black plastic impact sensor housing contains the electronic circuitry of the sensor which includes an electronic communication chip and an electronic impact sensor. Potting material fills the cavity to seal and protect the internal electronic circuitry and components. The front impact sensors are each connected to the vehicle electrical system through a dedicated take out and connector of the engine compartment wire harness.
The impact sensors cannot be repaired or adjusted and, if damaged or ineffective, they must be replaced.
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I would have sworn that this was the temperature sensor for the EVIC function.
Since it is hiding in the front under the grill area... in front of the radiator by looking at the photos...
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I was thinking that too, but it's not as described, It's outside of the engine compartment, and there isn't one on the other side, it's alittle loose too to be a sensor, I could easly move it with my hand back and forth.
That what someone else suggested, but why is it so big, and then held up by duck tape. But it probably is the temp.