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Old 05-22-2015, 06:38 PM
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Default Dash vent looking thing?

Today I noticed a square little thing with louvers on it on my dash.

It is located on the driver side on the lower "crash" dash panel and kinda directly below the "start" button. Its the panel that closes up the dash under the steering wheel and has the hood release attached to it.

Peering inside it, it appears to be some possible sensor, but I am not sure what.

Anyone have any idea? - and could blocking this cause some issue?



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If you have a 2013+ and have the auto climate, the temp sensor is actually located on the steering column opening cover. If you look by your right knee you'll see slots in the cover, it's behind there.

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Old 05-23-2015, 10:07 AM
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I believe that is the temperature sensor for the drivers side of the vehicle for your climate control system.

I'm not 100% positive but maybe someone can chime in to verify.
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I believe that is the temperature sensor for the drivers side of the vehicle for your climate control system.

I'm not 100% positive but maybe someone can chime in to verify.
Yes apparently that is it and it actually has a small motor in it, supposedly.


Weird.

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The in-car temperature sensor is used in the Automatic Temperature Control (ATC) heating and A/C system. The in-car temperature sensor consists of an aspirator motor and a temperature thermistor. The in-car temperature sensor sends a resistance signal to the HVAC module and is attached to the steering column cover, by integral mounting tabs.
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