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Old 01-22-2013, 07:44 AM   #1
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exterior temp. gauge off?

I'm not really complaining here but has anyone else notice if their exterior temperature gauge was off? We've been having a cold front for the last week or so with temperature ranging from -17 to -20 and just this morning, it was -18 as per weather network and also on my phone, but in the car it shows -13 It's really not -13, it's way more cold! And my car's sitting outside all night.
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Old 01-22-2013, 09:13 AM   #2
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I'm not really complaining here but has anyone else notice if their exterior temperature gauge was off? We've been having a cold front for the last week or so with temperature ranging from -17 to -20 and just this morning, it was -18 as per weather network and also on my phone, but in the car it shows -13… It's really not -13, it's way more cold! And my car's sitting outside all night.
That's funny. My reading was at -13 this morning too, even though it feels like -20. My car's also been outside all night.
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I'm not sure about mine...maybe I should look at it once in a while.
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Old 01-22-2013, 07:54 PM   #4
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Strange enough...MINE was reading -13 as well this morning! I have noticed more than once, that the temp gauge is not extremely accurate.
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I have had my FR-S since summer and the temp has always been 2-3 degrees high. It is worse if the engine is warm.
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I think I read somewhere in the manual saying that the temp guage is not always accurate especially when at idle or something. I'm too lazy to go read it right now though..
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At start-up my exterior temp gauge will always be wildly (+10 degrees sometimes) off and it slowly creeps back in the proper direction as the car warms. Even at normal engine operating temperature though and 10 - 15 minutes of regular driving, it will often be off by a few degrees (days like yesterday and today especially).
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Thanks. It's the first time I have that luxury in a car lol
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I checked mine this morning. It was reading -21, and the local radio station was saying -23.
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