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White light or sensor or something else? Fairmont EL

FAIRMONT EL Probably very dumb question. What is the white round thing in the middle of the dash (in between demister vents). It is aprox. 10mm in diameter. Could it be flashing led for an alarm?
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Re: White light or sensor or something else? Fairmont EL

One of the temperature sensors for your climate control! Think it's called the sun sensor or similar.
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One of the temperature sensors for your climate control! Think it's called the sun sensor or similar.
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Re: White light or sensor or something else? Fairmont EL

Its the sun "load" sensor. The climate control uses it to determine how much the car is being heated up by the sun.

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Re: White light or sensor or something else? Fairmont EL

Where are the rest of them, out of interest? I know theres one in the front airdam too which does the outside temperature, are there any more?

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Re: White light or sensor or something else? Fairmont EL

There are three more that I know of.
The in car sensor, located in the Climate Control unit next to instrument cluster. The small slot in the bottom sucks air in to pass over the sensor.
The Evap temp sensor, inside the air cond unit behind the dash and
Coolant sensor, in the manifold.

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