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2001 Ford Taurus SEL

Two issues:

1. Some months ago, my climate control system failed to produce sufficient cool air. In fact, it was blowing out heated air. I had it charged and its operation improved a little. My mechanic ran a diagnostic on the car and determined that the code coming up meant that the climate control sensor needed replacing. The systems operates better but not the way it did. With the weather becoming colder, I've discovered that the heat is not functioning so well either.

2 Prior to all of this, my autolamp ceased functioning to the extent that the outside lights would not shut off automatically in daylight. I thought the autolamp sensor was on the front dashboard in the middle up against the windshield. My mechanic indicated that the sensor is somewhere in the grill and the one on the dashboard is for the climate control. I just tried the autolamp the other day and it functions again. So I'm now confused as to what sensor was actually replaced and where the autolamp sensor is located and where the climate control sensor is located. Thanks!

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Two issues:

1. Some months ago, my climate control system failed to produce sufficient cool air. In fact, it was blowing out heated air. I had it charged and its operation improved a little. My mechanic ran a diagnostic on the car and determined that the code coming up meant that the climate control sensor needed replacing. The systems operates better but not the way it did. With the weather becoming colder, I've discovered that the heat is not functioning so well either.

2 Prior to all of this, my autolamp ceased functioning to the extent that the outside lights would not shut off automatically in daylight. I thought the autolamp sensor was on the front dashboard in the middle up against the windshield. My mechanic indicated that the sensor is somewhere in the grill and the one on the dashboard is for the climate control. I just tried the autolamp the other day and it functions again. So I'm now confused as to what sensor was actually replaced and where the autolamp sensor is located and where the climate control sensor is located. Thanks!
Nope, the autolamp sensor is in the dash, it's shared with the autolamps and the EATC.

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