Start by checking the "Possible Causes" listed above. Visually inspect the related wiring harness and connectors. Check for damaged components and look for broken, bent, pushed out, or corroded connector's pins.
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The Cooler Thermistor (Ambient Temperature Sensor) is installed in front of the condenser to detect the ambient temperature which is used to control the air conditioning system AUTO mode. This sensor is connected to the air conditioning amplifier assembly and detects fluctuations in the ambient temperature. This data is used for controlling the cabin temperature. The sensor sends a signal to the air conditioning amplifier assembly. The resistance of the Cooler Thermistor (Ambient Temperature Sensor) changes in accordance with the ambient temperature. As the temperature decreases, the resistance increases. As the temperature increases, the resistance decreases.
The air conditioning amplifier assembly applies a voltage (5 V) to the Cooler Thermistor (Ambient Temperature Sensor) and reads voltage changes due to changes in the resistance of the Cooler Thermistor (Ambient Temperature Sensor). The combination meter assembly sends the read signal to the air conditioning amplifier via CAN communication.
The Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) will be set when the Air Conditioning Amplifier Assembly detects an open or short in the Cooler Thermistor (Ambient Temperature Sensor) circuit.
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