Rapido A class - 840f exterior temp sensor

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  1. 2spritelyislanders

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    Good morning from a wet and windy IOW. We have a small problem with our Rapido which we bought in March, it's just over a year old and has a 2.3 Fiat engine and a robotic gearbox. Overall we are very pleased with it and have only had a few minor niggles, the main one being the exterior temperature sensor. It shows the outside temp as minus degrees and gives warnings of ice on the road when we're driving along in lovely sunshine. Marquis in Berkshire are hopeless with any after sales problems and the Rapido specialist in Woking never got back to us. We've emailed Rapido in Mayenne asking where the sensor is and they advised us to back to the dealer. So, not wanting to go round a familiar and frustrating circle again we thought that there may well be a Funster out there who knows where the sensor may be :smiley: cos once we've located it we can sort it out ourselves :smiley:
     
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    On my 966 they where in the mirrors.
    They are important for the coformatic gearbox.
    So get them fixed.
     
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    Sounds more like a Fiat issue than a Rapido issue - I'd take it to a Fiat dealer.
     
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    Thanks for quick response. Do you know if it was both mirrors or just one? If just one which one?
     
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    On most Fiat Ducato models (none "A" Class) there is a blimp on the bottom of the passenger side rear view mirror. That is where the outside temperature sensor sits. I have a Pilote A class and to be honest I have not looked for mine is.(n):unsure:
     
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    Sorry I dont know
    But I was informed by Rapido France .
    Very helpfull they are.
     
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