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Old 04-15-2013, 08:11 PM
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explorer overhead console temp problem

i installed a explorer overhead console and everything works great except for the temp. its reading 30-40 degrees low (F and C). any thoughts as to what might be the problem? thanks
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Old 04-15-2013, 09:04 PM
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I would love some suggestions here as well. I have been having all sorts of problems with the temp. Reading low or just taking one reading and never updating. I have changed the temp sensor several times.
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Old 04-15-2013, 09:32 PM
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a couple things could be wrong here, it is either wired backwards or your computer in the ohc is bad
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Old 04-16-2013, 11:56 AM
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i tried switching the wiring around didnt change anything
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Old 04-16-2013, 12:01 PM
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May be the mother board, did you use the same size wire as the original stuff?
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Old 04-16-2013, 08:16 PM
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im not for sure i will have to look ...it might be a gauge heavier of wire
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Old 04-18-2013, 07:26 PM
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Could be a bad module or sensor giving the inaccurate reading. Rumor is that if the VSS wire is not connected the temperature will not update, since the module thinks the vehicle is stationary and getting heat soak from the radiator.
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Old 04-18-2013, 10:22 PM
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Are you certain you actually have the right sensor?
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Old 04-19-2013, 01:58 AM
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Could be a bad module or sensor giving the inaccurate reading. Rumor is that if the VSS wire is not connected the temperature will not update, since the module thinks the vehicle is stationary and getting heat soak from the radiator.
That makes total sense! I've been wondering why my temp won't update! That has been bugging the cr@p out of me. Do you know which wire is the vss?

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Old 04-19-2013, 06:04 AM
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The VSS wire is gray/black on both our trucks and the OHC.

Access it behind the instrument cluster.
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