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    Question Outside Temp Off?

    So I just got my 08 WRX and have been noticing that the outside temp gauge seems off, them temp always seems low.

    How do I fix this? Where is the temp sensor so I can move or change it?
    I know there is an aftermarket intake, could that be affecting the sensor?

    I am new to the WRX world so I have lots of questions

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    Mine always seems to be about 4 degrees high. I don't know 0f any way to fix it unfortunately. Just so you know it's not capable of reading below -22 either.
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    At the end of the day it's not an optimal placement of a temp sensor if you're after accuracy. It's shaded (one requirement for accuracy) but it's not open to the air flow in every direction, and there are a lot of sources of radiant heat nearby. If I park in the sun on a hot day it can read 10C higher than actual temp until I've driven for a few minutes to get the air flowing. When I'm in motion I'm generally confident that it's +/- a degree or two C.

    Your aftermarket intake won't affect the outside temp sensor unless they went out of their way to remove the front bumper and damage the sensor.
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