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    Ideal location for a temperature sensor??

    I'm going to be using Road Runner in my car and need to place the temperature sensors both inside and outside my car. I'm wondering where the best places are to place these sensors where they will give accurate readings without being affected by sunlight, moisture, etc? My biggest problem is the sunlight which seems to send WILDLY inaccurate readings until it 'cools' back down.

    Where are the factory sensors located?? Are the insulated?

    Thanks for the responses.
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    actually thats a very good question, I am about to mount a temp sensor outside of my car as well. I was thinking of somewhere around and underneath the trunk area, that way it wont get sunlight and it wont be affected by the temp of the engine. and I was reading somewhere that putting the sensor in to a small pipe filled with silicone would help even out the sensitivity.
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    I was thinking about where to put the sensors too and I was thinking that the in-car one should be pretty near your head, maybe on top of the headrest if you can fab it in there, if not I think under the dash above the pedals might not be a bad spot, just make sure it's not too close to anything blowing cold or hot air towards it.

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    I have found that on the Peugeot 306 the external temp sensor is on the bottom of the passenger door mirror. Not sure if this helps, but thats where the factory put it!!!

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    good info I am going put long wires on mine and see where I get the best results.
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    yeh my factory temp sensor is located on the underneath of passenger wing mirror
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    Interesting place... wonder if this is where other cars keep them? Thanks for sharing. Is there any sort of insulation around the sensor?
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    same in Renault cars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carpcnoobie
    Interesting place... wonder if this is where other cars keep them? Thanks for sharing. Is there any sort of insulation around the sensor?
    Not really, just looks like a pimple made out of plastic lol
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    IIRC the focus one is behind the front bumper plastic

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