When you start your car, the body control module takes the readings from all sensors, outside air temp located in front of the radiator, air temp sensor located in the airbox senses temp of air being drawn in from the outside into the air box , coolant temp, inside air temp sensor and the sun sensor on top of the dash this is why it takes a few seconds for the climate control system to begine when you start the car. The goal is for the system to achieve a tempurature inside the car that matches the selected temp. If it moves air, but not cold air, recharge it and see if it stays cold. If it doesn't blow cold after a charge, it leaks. They just crimpped the wiring in one attempt to fix the problem. If not, find the leak. That's what they told me.
This time out of warranty. I fought this for 2 years and about 4-5 trips back to the dealer. No matter the situation, Advance Auto Parts has the Ambient Air Temperature Sensor product you desperately need. . This Ambient Air Temperature Sensor is specifically designed to fit 2011-2012 Chevrolet Cruze and serve as a direct replacement. Or find a good shop polar bear around here with reasonable prices and have them do it for something in between. A quick replacement of the outside temp sensor fixed my problem.
Loosen the 4-5 bolts from the top of the grill. Also check to get pictures where your amibent senor is located. Doesn't come on at all? The intake sensor reads 40 degrees, the outside sensor reads 60 degrees heat from radiator. Let me know if you can't find it. If you are having trouble finding it, I can send you a picture of mine.
I fixed that replacing the crimpped conneciton with solder and heat shrink tubing when I replaced the sensor. Total time to fix it correctly less than 1 hour. I had the exact same problem. Then a complete discharge of refrigerant in the system and full re-charge is indicated. These functional cookies are required to use the site and complete purchases. If it where me, I would pay the two hrs labor and let the dealer do it right.
It is very easy to get to. Click the search button then the blue link. Or you may just be struggling to keep it highway-approved. Taking your vehicle to a qualified repair shop mite be your best course of action. Dec 17, 2017 The one in the air box has nothing to do with it! Looking at data for affected system's , testing power an ground circuits for the control module incharge of these system's.
Either on the compressor or in a line or both. The intake air sensor can be changed from the outside with patience. Showing - 40 , sensor is bad or return signal wire is shorting. I might not be remembering it correctly. The easiest way to locate it is to buy the new sensor and then look behind the grille for the old one. My issue happened during the dog days of the summer and it was pretty hot outside. Please if you're running the latest version of your browser and you still see this message.
Please select and accept your settings before you continue. You can go to and find an ambient sensor. You might have to get to it from underneath. If it no air is moved at all by your climate control system, the blower motor could be fried, the switch may have gone bad or a fuse is blown perhaps. The sensor is directly behind the front grill.
Since I was under warranty I took it to the dealer. I'm pretty sure the sensor was inexpensive. The sensor is located behind the grille, and is connected to a 2 wire plug. If the outside sensor fails, it simply uses the intake sensor, if the intake sensor fails it will rely on the front sensor. However, since the intake takes priority over the outside sensor, if the intake sensor sends incorrect resistance info rather than failing, it will take priority and cause the unit to malfunction such as in your case. What color wire's to other sensor? Here at Advance Auto Parts, we work with only top reliable Ambient Air Temperature Sensor product and part brands so you can shop with complete confidence.