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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 30th December 2009, 18:08 Thread Starter
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Outdoor temperature reading gone mad!

A couple of days ago, i drove from my home in Northumberland down to South Wales for the New Year, some 360 miles, the dashboard outdoor temperature reading varied from 0 to about 4c throughout the journey, but when i got back in the car this morning, it said it was 46c outside and then rose to 55c over the next hours drive, i've been out and few more times and its still that high, any ideas anyone? It definitely isn't that hot in Wales!

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Mine went really high too the other day, car was covered in snow. Once the snow was away, it went back to normal. Maybe sensor getting blocked with snow/ice or something? Just an idea, probably not!
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Perhaps it's just wishful thinking on your Civics's behalf
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Mine started reading high last week. Been to the stealer's today for a new one, which amazingly they had in stock.
They apparently change 20 in the second quarter this year but haven't changed one since, hence they had some in stock.
Just got to build enthusiasm to pull the front end off.

I'm thinking that I may be able to get at it by just removing the grille/splitter instead of taking the whole bumper off, anybody any thoughts?
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Once again it's time to repeat the phrase; 'The wiki is your friend'
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Cool

It's also time to say "must read post properly before replying".......
I know you are trying to help but you will see that I said "instead of removing the front bumper".
All I am asking is there an alternative, i.e. just removing the chin spoiler?
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It's also time to say "must read post properly before replying".......
I know you are trying to help but you will see that I said "instead of removing the front bumper".
All I am asking is there an alternative, i.e. just removing the chin spoiler?

My reply was to the OP, not yours...
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Just got to build enthusiasm to pull the front end off.

I'm thinking that I may be able to get at it by just removing the grille/splitter instead of taking the whole bumper off, anybody any thoughts?
Hi Leodis,
I removed my bumper. You can only remove the grille after removing the bumper first. Grille is clipsed on the inside of the bumper (upper part) and the clip needs to be pushed down. On the second picture you see the clip (a bit black because of rainwater).
I wouldn't risk pulling at the grill. Not worth trying. Risk for damage is to high.


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Thanks for all your responses, i guess i'll get onto the dealer when i get back home, does anyone know if it'll be covered under my warrenty?
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Thanks for all your responses, i guess i'll get onto the dealer when i get back home, does anyone know if it'll be covered under my warrenty?
Yes it will.
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If it were me I would wait a few days before taking it in mate, this happened to mines and my mates and both returned to normal after a day or two and we've had no problems since...just to save the hassle of taking the car in
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I'll give it a few more days, i guess the dealers won't be open until the 4th anyway, hopefully it'll fix itself to save me the hassle!
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ahh class..ive never seen that before!!
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