Kia Forte: Ambient Temperature Sensor Inspection - Air Conditioning System - Heating,Ventilation, Air Conditioning - Kia Forte TD 2014-2019 Service ManualKia Forte: Ambient Temperature Sensor Inspection

Second generation YD (2014-2019) / Kia Forte TD 2014-2019 Service Manual / Heating,Ventilation, Air Conditioning / Air Conditioning System / Ambient Temperature Sensor Inspection

1.
Turn the ignition switch OFF.
2.
Disconnect ambient temperature sensor.
3.
Check the resistance of the ambient temperature sensor between terminals 1 and 2 whether it changes by changing the ambient temperature.

Specification
Ambient temperature [°C(°F)]
Resistance between terminals 1and 2 (kΩ±3%)
-30(-22)
480.41
-20(-4)
271.21
-10(14)
158.18
0 (32)
95.10
10 (50)
58.80
20 (68)
37.32
30(86)
24.26
40(104)
16.13
50(122)
10.95

4.
If the measured resistance is not within specification, substitute with a known-good ambient temperature sensor and check for proper operation.
5.
Replace the ambient temperature sensor if it is proved that there is a problem with it.
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