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Can someone tell me where the outside temp sensor is located? ('12 wrx) I don't think my outside temp is accurate so I'm curious if maybe its dirty or something. Also what does it mean when the temp display on the dash blinks 3 times and then "updates".
I believe it is on the top of the dash. A little round plastic piece right in front of the clock/temp display near the windshield. At least that is what the manual tells me where it is on the Forester.
I looked through my manual also but couldn't find the answer. So if that's the sensor it must calculate (or make an educated guess) the temp outside?
i think blinks when its below 37 degrees i think? to warn you that road conditions may be icy
Good thinking, that didn't occur to me. I'm pretty sure it was 37 degrees too.
Yes,it does blink when it goes below 37 degrees. That happened today just some time ago. I had not noticed this before.
Just to clarify, it blinks only at 37 degrees and not any time it's below that temp. The purpose is to warn you that even though the air temp is above freezing, it's entirely possible the ground temp is below freezing so roads may be icy. So if you start the car and it's exactly 37 it'll blink, or if you're driving and it goes from 38 to 37. I'm trying to remember if it blinks when it goes from 36 to 37, but I can't remember...
I thought the temp sensor was located in one of the holes in the front bumper? Maybe it's different on the '11 and/or the STI? Or maybe I'm thinking of my Porsche and/or my '04 STi? I recall a small black item about the size of a AAA battery with a single wire running to it that was clipped to the edge of one of the air intake holes...
Past Subies - '11 STI Limited stage 1+ and '04 STi stage 2+
'13 Wrangler Rubicon - custom front bumper w/12k lb winch & off-road lights, skid plates, diff guards, etc.
'04 Porsche 911 Turbo GT2 clone 600 HP/TQ
'77 F-150 heavily modded for off-roading
I am basing the location of the outside temp sensor off of reading the manual for my 2012 Forester XT for the first time the other day. I assume it is the same for the WRX. But I have to check. Yes, it did blink today when it went for 38 to 37. Don't know if the same happens when it goes from 36 to 37.
I was also driving my sister's VW CC & there was an audio warning over the audio system telling me that temp had dipped below 40 degrees.