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KennyW
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outside temperature sensor

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Hi All,

My temp sensor on the fos mirror is reading approx 6 degrees lower than actual temp. Can this be altered with Diagbox or requires new sensor.
I've just had a look and the sensor is cover by the plastic mirror cover so can't access the wiring

Is there a replacement procedure for the sensor

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If its the same as the mk 1 & 2 you remove the mirror glass first, tilt it all the way till you can see the metal retaining clip, flick it off with a small screwdriver. You can then Acess the clips to remove the rear cover of the mirror. The sensor just unclips from its housing. There is no connector on the sensor, it just comes with 2 un terminated wires. Cut the old one off & join the wires with solder & heatshrink them.

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Wheeler the X7 is a little more complicated. Once the mirror is removed, the electric motor needs to be moved then 2 plastic outer casings with plastic clips and then you access the sensor.

I have got to the sensor but would like to know if it is a straight swap or requires calibration to set temperature before I snip the 2 wires.

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Again I can only speak for the Mk 1 & 2 which is just a straight swap, I cant imagine something like a basic temperature thermistor would need any form of programming/set up etc.

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Thanks Wheeler

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No calibration Kenny - a straight replacement.

Cut the wires at 'a'
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Thanks Marc, drizzle stopped play.