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I've noticed on my CX-3 GT that my Outside Temperature Display is off sometimes by 5-7 degrees higher then actual outside temperature is that normal ? Where is the sensor located for that temperature feature ? Thanks......
 

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It's at the tip of the yellow arrow just in front of the radiator so when you start driving and the engine is still warm from a previous trip, the sensor will read high. After a short time in the airflow it will drop to the ambient temperature. Quite normal.

 

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I knew anchorman's post with picture and arrow was on its way lol. Always so helpful....
 

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typically they are inaccurate as there are so many factors that would throw off the reading:

- car's operating temperature
- speed at which the car is travelling
- if the car has been previously parked in extreme temps for prolonged periods (i.e. baked under the sun for hours)

The above are examples that I have noticed to cause discrepancies by 2-3degrees celcius minimal
 

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Like most gauges, they are only a guide. It does alert the driver of sudden or extreme changes in temperature so it may save an accident on a frosty road. I would miss my outside temp gauge if only because it gives me chance to assess the weather.
 
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