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Where is outside air temperature sensor on Model X?

Discussion in 'Model X: Interior & Exterior' started by BizJet, Dec 6, 2016.

  1. BizJet

    BizJet Member

    May 19, 2016
    I'm curious about the outside air temperature readings that I get on my Model X, which has me wondering where and why the sensor is placed.

    I find it strange that I only seem to get accurate outside temperature readings: 1.) after couple-minute delay; and 2.) when the car has been moving at least 10-20 mph for a couple of minutes.

    What is it about the placement of the temperature sensor that makes it so slow to react to changes in temperature (such as coming out of a heated garage into the cold) and makes temperature often go UP when the car stops for awhile, such as at a long traffic light?

    Anyone know where the temperature sensor is, and why Tesla put it where they did?
  2. ecarfan

    ecarfan Well-Known Member

    Sep 21, 2013
    San Mateo, CA
    Pretty much all the cars I have owned with an outside temperature display have behaved similar to what you describe.

    I do not know where the temp sensor is located.
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  3. Chet

    Chet Member

    Dec 11, 2013
    Tustin, California
    I have asked this question at service centers and no one seemed to know.
  4. Mjølner

    Mjølner Member

    Aug 26, 2015
    Midgard (Norway)
    At the MS it`s places behind the upper "grill/vent" down at the right corner.It`s hidden behind the bumper pointing out in the airflow. Would assume it`s the same by the X.

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