First check for wire damage. There is a wiring harness that may be damaged
in the accident. There are two climate air temp sensors on this vehicle one
for the electronic A/C and one for The console. They are on the same
harness. If it just started reading incorrectly (like mine) the sensor
would be bad. In your case check all wiring.
Yeah, I'm familar with this one - I have the exact same truck. The sensor
feeds the overhead console. It is located around the front radiator
support. You may find it by opening the driver headlight door under the
hood and looking down. It looks like a very short cigar held in with a
pushclip. The part number is E4LY-15A022-AA , dealer only item. Check
parts.com under ford for the dealer who has it at lowest cost - its about
$23-24 + a few bucks for shipping.
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