Kia Sorento: Ambient Temperature Sensor Inspection - Air conditioning System - Heating,Ventilation And Air Conditioning - Kia Sorento XM 2011-2022 Service ManualKia Sorento: Ambient Temperature Sensor Inspection

Second Generation XM (2011-2022) / Kia Sorento XM 2011-2022 Service Manual / Heating,Ventilation And Air Conditioning / Air conditioning System / Ambient Temperature Sensor Inspection

1.
Turn the ignition switch ON.
2.
Remove the front bumper.
(Refer to Body - "Front Bumper")
3.
Disconnect ambient temperature sensor.
4.
Check the resistance of the ambient temperature sensor between terminals 1 and 2 whether it changes by changing the ambient temperature.

1. Ambient Sensor (+)
2. Ambient Sensor (-)

Specification
Ambient temperature [°C(°F)]
Resistance between terminals 1 and 2 (kΩ)
-10(14)
164.2
0 (32)
97.5
10 (50)
59.6
20 (68)
37.5

5.
If the measured resistance is not within specification, substitute with a known-good ambient temperature sensor and check for proper operation.
6.
Replace the ambient temperature sensor if it is proved that there is a problem with the sensor.
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