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Old 02-07-2012, 02:18 PM
mthomp1 mthomp1 is offline
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I bought an overhead console and this was accompanied by the first sensor (top) to install. Wire: Pink / black and orange / red. Is that correct?
If correct, you know where the power cord and the return wire? I bought a new sensor and do not want to burn it.
Wire: Pink/black and orange/red.
I appreciate any help.
You have the wrong sensor. Your sensor should have a blue/white wire and a blue/yellow wire running from it.
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Old 02-24-2012, 07:24 PM
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You have the wrong sensor. Your sensor should have a blue/white wire and a blue/yellow wire running from it.

Then came a connector to fit the sensor wrong, okay?
Because the wires come out of the connector.
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Old 02-25-2012, 02:27 PM
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Did you tap the vehicle speed sensor wire, IE: Make sure you tapped the correct one?

-Nigel
No. The wires Pink / black and orange / red are on the sensor connector, where it should be blue / yellow and blue / white.
Among the blue / white and blue / yellow, you know what the feed and return?

Thank you
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Old 03-11-2012, 02:42 PM
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Did you tap the vehicle speed sensor wire, IE: Make sure you tapped the correct one?

-Nigel
I had not seen this post.
The speed sensor wire is disconnected. Some people commented that it is not necessary connect, so I left deslidado.
I connect? Could this be causing misreading of temperature?
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Old 02-22-2013, 03:33 PM
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Hey I was curious if you ever figured out what the problem was? I actually installed my overhead console about the same time you did with the exact same problem but I just left it, but recently my girlfriend has been asking me to fix it. Seriously the same exact things you did, I did. I have bought 3 Temp sensors all read 20 degrees colder than outside temp. I did not hook up the speed sensor because of other threads and installation pages. I am thinking of just hooking up the grey/black wire to the speed sensor and seeing if it works cause I can not think of anything else doing this. Both sensors (one used and one new) are reading the same thing. I have not checked the resistance of the wires, and that will be my next move if the speed sensor wire does not work. But let me know if you figured out your problem because I think it will fix mine.
And once I fix, I have 2 good temp sensors now, I am going to install one in the normal spot outside the grill and I am going to install one inside the car linked to a switch so I can check indoor and outdoor air temperature, so I really want this fixed!
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Old 02-22-2013, 04:35 PM
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The module in the OHC used the VSS signal to calculate the temp. If you are going like 80 I recon the wind would throw the signal off and make it cooler than it really is. So yeah, hook up that vss wire.

That inside/outside temp is an interesting idea, but.....since the OHC adjusts the temp when you are up to speed, I wouldn't expect to get accurate inside the cab readings when you are out driving around.
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Old 02-23-2013, 12:34 AM
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Thanks for your quick reply, I actually just went out to my truck for 3 hours and got so frustrated. I hooked up the VSS wire and it did nothing for me. I have tried everything, I even took the console down and checked the connections into the Compass and temp computer which were fine. I have never seen my temp go above 50 so I took a heat gun and it went up to 105 then back down to 55 where it is at now and stays, but the temp outside now is 69-70. I'm so frustrated with it, I have come to the conclusion that it is the overhead console computer itself. The Compass works great though. I am going to try to find another OHC computer on Ebay and if that doesn't work I am done.
I actually had a friend that instead of hooking up the ambient air sensor back in front of the radiator he hooked it up in the cab, I honestly do not know why he did, but I guess he just liked seeing how much the A/C cools the cab and stuff, IDK. I had the same thoughts you did about the wrong readings and asked him about it, but they were very accurate, we proved to me with a thermometer, and that is why I got the idea of putting the 2 sensors on a switch and being able to switch between the 2 sensors, if I could only get the darn thing to read accurately I would absolutely do it...
Thanks again for your quick reply and suggestions!
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Old 02-24-2013, 05:04 PM
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I have a 99 ranger and I didn't need the speed sensor. I also didn't wire any of the wires to the radio harness wires. I just used a fuse tap on the #2 fuse for the power and it all works.
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Old 08-07-2014, 12:18 PM
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I'm having the exact same problem. I installed the OHC yesterday and my temp is roughly 50 degrees below what it should be. I have the correct temp sensor (with the blue wires) and I have tapped the vehicle speed wire as well. Any fixes yet??
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Old 08-07-2014, 01:41 PM
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Check power and ground on the ambient air temp sensor connector (usually located at the front of the truck near grill or front bumper) may be open to ground or open to power or high resistance.. maybe pinched or corroded wire.. if good power and ground at connector then you have a faulty sensor

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crap sorry i failed to read the fact you installed yourself.. omit my previous post as they are diagnostic procedures for factory installed sensor
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Old 08-07-2014, 10:21 PM
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I actually got it to work... Not exactly sure how though. When I installed it yesterday I accidentally got the wrong temp sensor, and it gave me the incorrect reading. Today I went back and picked up the correct sensor, wired it up, and it still gave the wrong temp when I turned the key to accessory. However, once I later went out and actually started the truck and left my house, I then noticed that the temp was correct and has been ever since.

Maybe it needed to be "reset"? IDK... I'm a total noob when it comes to electrical.
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Old 08-11-2014, 01:35 AM
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How about going the other direction, mine is always around 10 degrees higher then it is outside
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Old 08-11-2014, 05:01 AM
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How about going the other direction, mine is always around 10 degrees higher then it is outside
I've noticed this on mine. I figured out it only happens if I have the a/c on, with it off, it reads correct. If I turn the a/c off it slowly starts dropping and will eventually read right. I just need to relocate the sensor farther away from the a/c condenser. Your problem may be different, but you can check it out easily enough.
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Old 08-11-2014, 10:04 AM
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Have to check that, I have it on the passenger side. Had it all over the front bumper area...above the fog light, clear over on the corner of the bumper of the bumper and right now its sitting beside the fog light but never changes.
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