I've been having trouble with it my "Outside Ambient Temperature Sensor" (OATS)
off and on for over 2 years, ever since I hit a curb and ripped it out.
It seems like it should be so simple to repair, but I continue to have problems.
I have actually replaced the sensor 3 times, this last time I was so so so
careful to ensure that the connection from the new sensor to the existing leads
After installation, the temp reads -40, then I drive at highway speed for about
10 minutes and the temp comes to the correct temp. It will usually then work
for anywhere from a day to a few weeks, then it starts going batty and while
never going down as low as -40, it is usually in the -30 to +10 range while the
correct temp is actually in the upper 50s or lower 60s.
What could the problem be? This weekend I will try reversing the leads (i.e.,
is there a "polarity", I noticed the new sensor has two white leads but the
wires to connect to are solid blue and blue/red striped... if there is a
"polarity", what would I see if I connected the leads the wrong way?)
This has been a terribly frustrating problem. HELP!