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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????
 

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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 :)

Cheers,
Zeev
 

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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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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.

Bill
 

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Bill...

LOL Good Point, I guess it all depends on when you have that first cup of coffee!

Yury - Thank you for translating for our american friends. :O) . It's OK, you have been here long enough, we consider you a Canadian now ;O)

Zeev - Certainly will have to meet up, would love to see your Bu'
 

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I'm pretty sure it's entirely based on the outside temperature reading. I haven't searched in the 08's manual, but both the 07 Av and the 07 Trailblazer manuals stated that when the temperature drops below xx degrees this message will be displayed briefly, or something to that effect. I didn't list the temperature because I can't remember the number for sure, but maybe something like 37F? The reason it comes on above 32F is because air temp can be higher than that and roadways can still freeze up, especially bridges and overpasses.
 

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I'm pretty sure it's entirely based on the outside temperature reading. I haven't searched in the 08's manual, but both the 07 Av and the 07 Trailblazer manuals stated that when the temperature drops below xx degrees this message will be displayed briefly, or something to that effect. I didn't list the temperature because I can't remember the number for sure, but maybe something like 37F? The reason it comes on above 32F is because air temp can be higher than that and roadways can still freeze up, especially bridges and overpasses.
 

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I'm pretty sure it's entirely based on the outside temperature reading. I haven't searched in the 08's manual, but both the 07 Av and the 07 Trailblazer manuals stated that when the temperature drops below xx degrees this message will be displayed briefly, or something to that effect. I didn't list the temperature because I can't remember the number for sure, but maybe something like 37F? The reason it comes on above 32F is because air temp can be higher than that and roadways can still freeze up, especially bridges and overpasses.
Wow. The board must be empty right now. There's an echo in here! :D
 

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Bill...

LOL Good Point, I guess it all depends on when you have that first cup of coffee!

Yury - Thank you for translating for our american friends. :O) . It's OK, you have been here long enough, we consider you a Canadian now ;O)

Zeev - Certainly will have to meet up, would love to see your Bu'
Well DOACANADA I guess we need to pick a time and have a meet.. We might even be able to get other people in the area to meet.. Seems a few of us are in Kitchener/Waterloo/CAmbridge area.
 

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Bill...

Yury - Thank you for translating for our american friends. :O) . It's OK, you have been here long enough, we consider you a Canadian now ;O)
Thanks, I almost missed this post :)
 

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Well DOACANADA I guess we need to pick a time and have a meet.. We might even be able to get other people in the area to meet.. Seems a few of us are in Kitchener/Waterloo/CAmbridge area.
Me and my then to be wife (we're getting married in 2 weeks :)) might take a drive there for that occasion :) Just not before the 5th of November :)
 

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Zeev, sounds good
 
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