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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 10-07-2008, 05:04 AM Thread Starter
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ICE POSSIBLE - Sensor or Temperature?

Morning All...

Well it was a brisk 2 degrees celcius (36 F) this morning. I noticed something interesting.

I originally thought that the ICE POSSIBLE warning that is shown on the DIC is based on an external sensor. However I am beginning to think that this is not the case.

I park my car in my garage (all the time) and this morning while leaving for work, I noticed that we got some frost last night. No big deal I think to myself. Atleast I don't have to scrape my car off. LOL

Well as I am driving and the car is beginning to pick up the real outside temperature, I notice that the outside temp dipped to 2 degrees celcius.

Almost as soon as this happned as it was on the off chance I actually saw it change temp, ICE POSSIBLE warning came up on the DIC.

My question is, I thought it was an external sensor that denoted the presence of ice, and that it was not based on the temp, however now I am thinking that really it just basis's it off the outside ambient temp.

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Its just based on Temp; same thing in the CTS I had. As soon as the temperature hits 36 degrees (I believe) the warning will come on.

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I actually saw it for the first time last night and the temp was 37F on the DIC.

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Hmm....Interesting.

Kind of makes the warning a bit redundant doesn't it? LOL

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I actually saw it for the first time last night and the temp was 37F on the DIC.
I guess it's something to look forward to DOACanada eh? Looks like our area is going to be staying at this temp.. B.T.W we should arrange a meet so you can see the new Malibou :-)

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Morning All...

Well it was a brisk 2 degrees celcius (36 F) this morning. I noticed something interesting.

I originally thought that the ICE POSSIBLE warning that is shown on the DIC is based on an external sensor. However I am beginning to think that this is not the case.

I park my car in my garage (all the time) and this morning while leaving for work, I noticed that we got some frost last night. No big deal I think to myself. Atleast I don't have to scrape my car off. LOL

Well as I am driving and the car is beginning to pick up the real outside temperature, I notice that the outside temp dipped to 2 degrees celcius.

Almost as soon as this happned as it was on the off chance I actually saw it change temp, ICE POSSIBLE warning came up on the DIC.

My question is, I thought it was an external sensor that denoted the presence of ice, and that it was not based on the temp, however now I am thinking that really it just basis's it off the outside ambient temp.

Thoughts????
that cold, eh? when I was leaving for work today around 8.30 the temp was showing as 8 degrees...it fell down to 5 as I got down to the lake...

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''EH'' LOL you Canadians are funny :-p

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American translation: "that cold, huh?"

Actually, I am not sure if I can be called 'a canadian' to the full extent Only been here for 12 years, came from russia.

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They're both winter frost lands (respectively)

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Re: ICE POSSIBLE - Sensor or Temperature?

It may be obvious to somebody who just got in the car on a cold car in the morning but it may not be obvious to a person who is driving down the highway while the temperature is dropping.

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