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What's this on the dashboard?

Is this some sort of sensor or antenna?
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Re: What's this on the dashboard?

Solar sensor for climate control perhaps.
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Re: What's this on the dashboard?

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Solar sensor for climate control perhaps.
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I would never thought of that.
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Re: What's this on the dashboard?

Alarm ultra sonic sensor
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Quote Originally Posted by 2668GRIFFIN View Post
Alarm ultra sonic sensor
No alarm on the Tipo
At least not UK models and mine has that on the dash
Almost certainly the sensor for climate control
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Re: What's this on the dashboard?

Chris and Davren are correct, it's the solar irradiance sensor. It allows the climate control to compensate for the sun shining on you not just the air temperature. The plastic dome is often fitted on non-climate control cars to fill the hole in the dash.


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Quote Originally Posted by messyhead View Post
I would never thought of that.
Too true..
People cover : shield it .. then complain about poor aircon.

Its surprising how well it senses..pumping the climate fan when coming 'out of the shadows'
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Re: What's this on the dashboard?

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Is this some sort of sensor or antenna?
Hey,

I have took that a part to install my GPS antenna, and in my version that is just a plastic piece sitting the.. also i have been noticing that my cluster changes light intensity depending on where i am drivign... wondering where is that sensor ...
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Re: What's this on the dashboard?

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Hey,

I have took that a part to install my GPS antenna, and in my version that is just a plastic piece sitting the.. also i have been noticing that my cluster changes light intensity depending on where i am drivign... wondering where is that sensor ...
Behind review mirror likely to use same sensor as the automatic lights
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Behind review mirror likely to use same sensor as the automatic lights
No, mine doesnt have that option
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Re: What's this on the dashboard?

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No, mine doesnt have that option
Check around the cluster then probably a sensor there someplace try shining a torch on various parts see if it changes brightness
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