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Thermometer sensor location??

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by Woodland, Jan 18, 2009.

  1. Woodland

    Woodland Senior Member
    Messages: 269

    Just for curiosity sake, not a problem really, but, does anyone know where the temperature sensor for the fancy thermometer thats in the rear view mirror is located? I've noticed that the thermo. always reads much hotter than actual outside temp when I have the plow attached. I was curious as to where the sensor was that have the plow on would effect the temp so much?
     
  2. ahoron

    ahoron Senior Member
    from here
    Messages: 422

    mine is located right behind the grill '02 sierra
     
  3. ghlkal

    ghlkal Member
    Messages: 83

    Same here.
     
  4. NICHOLS LANDSCA

    NICHOLS LANDSCA PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,302

    Behind grill on the drivers side
     
  5. Woodland

    Woodland Senior Member
    Messages: 269

    Any thoughts on why the plow makes the reading wrong?
     
  6. NICHOLS LANDSCA

    NICHOLS LANDSCA PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,302

    The plow creates a low pressure area between the back of the plow and the front of the truck thus you don't have positive airflow going through the grill/radiator and past the temp sensor.
     
  7. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    They all do it...

    Relocate the sensor to BELOW the rubber shield between the bumper and the rad support. The wires leads have enough slack in them to do so.

    There's "clean" air down there with the plow on. :salute:
     
  8. 2004chevy2500hd

    2004chevy2500hd Senior Member
    Messages: 123

    Reviving old thread - Is this the sensor?

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    I want to move mine to see if that'll fix the readings
     
  9. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    That's the culprit.
     
  10. Greenstar lawn

    Greenstar lawn Senior Member
    Messages: 405

    good call i am going to move mine, it will say its 90 degrees out in the middle of the winter