DTC Troubleshooting: 3

DTC 3:  An Open in the Outside Air Temperature Sensor Circuit

1.Remove the outside air temperature sensor.

2.Measure the resistance between the No. 1 and No. 2 terminals of the  outside air temperature sensor.
*Dip the sensor in ice water, and measure resistance. Then pour hot water on the sensor, and check for change in resistance.

 

*Is the resistance within the specifications shown on the graph?


YES - Go to 3.


NO - Replace the  outside air temperature sensor.n


3.Disconnect the climate control unit 30P connector.

4.Check for continuity between the No. 5 terminal of the climate control unit 30P connector and the No. 2 terminal of the outside air temperature sensor 2P connector.

 

Is there continuity?


YES - Go to 5.


NO - Repair open in the wire between the  climate control unit and the  outside air temperature sensor.n

5.Check for continuity between the No. 2 terminal of the climate control unit 30P connector and the No. 1 terminal of the outside air temperature sensor 2P connector.

 

Is there continuity?


YES - Check for loose wires or poor connections at the climate control unit 30P connector and at the outside air temperature sensor 2P connector. If the connections are good, substitute a known-good  climate control unit, and recheck. If the symptom/indication goes away, replace the original  climate control unit.n


NO - Repair open in the wire between the  climate control unit and the  outside air temperature sensor.n