Re: What is this hose please!?
As advised above, it is part of the cabin temperature control.
It is comprised of two parts:-
1. The temperature sensor which is mounted just behind the slots to the left of the trip computer,
2. A small fan and electric motor mounted beside the instrument cluster. The hose is the air intake for the fan.
The climate control runs the fan which draws its air through the tube and the air enters via the slots and flows over the sensor (it does not use vacuum from the engine).
It provides the in-cabin tempurature to the Climate control.
The Climate control uses this to work out whether to run heating or cooling and how much of each.
It is critical to the Climate control operation.
The XR family ---->
Muzza: a XR8 AU seriesIII...bog standard :)
TBH: (the better half) drives an ED XR6 wagon (Mock Dev 4 160rwkw, JMM extractors, 4 electric windows, Ghia door panels in XR trim, rear head & arm rests in XR trim, Momo s/wheel with Cruise, EL thermos, EBGT wheels, etc) things to come soon = EECV upgrade.