I plugged and and unplugged several times. Nothing. Does anyone have anything else to recommend? Can I spray something into the connects?Yes. The voltage/current involved with these sensors is tiny and even a slightly poor connection can have a dramatic effect.
Unfortunately, the solve on that thread is contact the guy and hope he mails out the part to you. If there are any left. He didn't provide a link or part number for what he bought.
The thermistor will be connected to the door controller module. Not the CANBus.Additionally, will using a "non-approved" thermistor cause the canbus to go batcrap crazy ? We've all seen/read/experienced what happens with the canbus when you replace speakers/radios, etc..
Dude, that's the same sensor that is in the Jeep mirror. Just have to fish the wires through and that should it. Still a better price than the $300 mirror.Here's an example of an FCA spec Thermistor mounted and ready to install:
More pricey than just the actual thermistor, but heigh-ho.
True, the sensor termination is. But since the OAT sensor is used for controlling the HVAC system and apparently the 4WD system, it's "talking" on the entire system, most likely the canbus.The thermistor will be connected to the door controller module. Not the CANBus.
If you guys wanna drop $300 on a $10 repair, knock yourselves out.
Believe it. It was probably a rush design job to get this thing to market. The renegade is based off a Fiat chassis, the 500x I believe. If this was purely a re-skin job, all the sensors and technology probably didn't change. It's cheaper and faster, taking very little thought into making the design better.That is ****ed-up that they now use that thermistor (a known problem part for decades) as an input into the engine management system. This hasn't affected engine management function on any previous (FCA) car I've had. Madness.
The outside temp sensor is located at the bottom of the right side view door mirror! Don't ask me why they put it there.Usually the sensor is located in the front. When you are parked the sun heats up the mirror housing and it reads 10 to 15 degrees more!I had readings upto 104 when the outside temp was 90! I took it to the dealer and they ordered a new mirror (as usual you cant just swap the sensor! The entire mirror housing has to be swapped) but it didn't make any difference. Its a design flaw and you have to drive a few minutes until the mirror housing cools down!My renegade is reading the outside temperature sometimes 10 degrees warmer than it is. Today it was 80F but the temp said 94F.
Does anyone else have this issue?