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Thread: Temperature off by 7c/12F

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    Default Temperature off by 7c/12F

    Wtf.. Isnīt that a bit ridiculous?

    My external temp gauge is off by 7c/12F, how can that happen overnite?
    My first thought was that the foglights radiated some heat to the gauge as I use them exclusively in daytime but no.. Even with the foggies turned off the temp is 7c/12F higher than the actual outside temp.. Maybe a reset by disconnecting the battery will help, but if any of you guys have some idea as to why Iīd like the info so I can fix it!


    Could it be that my temp gauge is psychic and is able to show the consequences of climate change?

    CD43,Style 21s,K&N Insert,White blinkers,LED 3rd brakelight,HIDs,front Monroe sportsshocks/Weitec 35 springs,540 Calipers, Zimmermann Discs and Textar pads.

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    There is probably corrosion in the connector to the sensor
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    +1 on the dirty connection. The sensor is a thermocouple, which depends on good connections for its signal to be interpreted correctly. Some contact cleaner might just fix the issue.

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    I think you guys are right, today its off by 2.5C only so.. Thx!

    CD43,Style 21s,K&N Insert,White blinkers,LED 3rd brakelight,HIDs,front Monroe sportsshocks/Weitec 35 springs,540 Calipers, Zimmermann Discs and Textar pads.

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