Ambient Temperature Sensor (Switch) Replacement at your home or office in Apex.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

33

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Rigoberto

9 years of experience
710 reviews
Rigoberto
9 years of experience
Rigoberto was friendly and quick. He efficiently completed repair. I would definitely recommend him to anyone asking me
Mr. Gutierrez was knowledgeable and was able to solve my air sensor problem without needing to install the part I ordered. Excellent service.

Maxwell

16 years of experience
390 reviews
Maxwell
16 years of experience
Great max was super never had anything go so good
Maxwells is very knowledgeable about his job. He’s very easy to work with an a great talker lol.

Choeun

13 years of experience
181 reviews
Choeun
13 years of experience
Excellent mechanic, professional and prompt. Great Service.

Chris

16 years of experience
339 reviews
Chris
16 years of experience
Job done quickly. Very Friendly.

Mark

23 years of experience
55 reviews
Mark
23 years of experience
Very knowledgeable

Andy

2 years of experience
25 reviews
Andy
2 years of experience
Timely and professional service.

Jose

15 years of experience
153 reviews
Jose
15 years of experience
Jose is a great very knowledgeable. If you have a problem with your car and you want an honest assessment schedule Jose. He will fix only what needs to be fixed and do it right the first time.

Kinder

19 years of experience
58 reviews
Kinder
19 years of experience
He arrived on time. I had taken my car to Auto Zone to have them tell me what was wrong. They gave me a print out of the problem. Kinder did a double check with his computer just to be sure it was diagnosed correctly. He took care of the problem.

Patrick

13 years of experience
404 reviews
Patrick
13 years of experience
Awesome guy, got here and got the job done quickly and correctly

Nicholas

9 years of experience
254 reviews
Nicholas
9 years of experience
Fantastic! Fixed the issue quickly and efficiently!


How much does Ambient Temperature Sensor (Switch) Replacement cost in Apex?

It depends on the type of car you drive and the auto repair shop you go to in Apex. Our mechanics in Apex are mobile, which means they don't have the overhead that repair shops have. They provide you convenience by coming to your home or office in Apex.

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2010 Mitsubishi Eclipse $118 $38.48 $79.99 18% $145.98
2014 Chevrolet Cruze $106 $25.83 $79.99 20% $133.33
2011 GMC Sierra 2500 HD $90 $9.88 $79.99 23% $117.38
2005 Lincoln Navigator $120 $40.23 $79.99 18% $147.73
2011 BMW Z4 $519 $79.18 $439.94 22% $670.43
2005 Ford Mustang $113 $33.09 $79.99 19% $140.59

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Ambient Temperature Sensor (Switch) Replacement Service

What is the Ambient Temperature Sensor (Switch) all about?

Modern automotive HVAC systems have advanced by leaps and bounds over those used just a few years ago. Today, many high and even mid-range cars offer automatic climate control. This function basically allows you to “set it and forget it,” allowing the car’s computer to control the heating and cooling based on your preferred interior temperature. In order to do this, the computer needs information about not only the temperature inside the car, but also the ambient temperature outside the car.

The ambient temperature sensor (switch) is located either behind the front grille or in the front bumper. Its only job is to monitor air temperature (which it does through increasing/decreasing resistance in response to temperature fluctuations). This information is transmitted to the car’s computer, which then adjusts the climate control to meet your specifications.

If the ambient temperature sensor is damaged or fails, the car’s computer will not be able to automatically control the HVAC system, and the heater and air conditioner will only work in manual mode.

Keep in mind:

  • Because of its location, the ambient temperature sensor can be easily damaged in even minor front-end collisions.
  • Sensor failure is common even without an accident.

How it's done:

  • The ambient temperature sensor switch is verified to see if it needs to be replaced
  • The defective ambient temperature sensor switch is removed
  • The new ambient temperature sensor switch is installed
  • The ambient temperature sensor switch is tested for operation
  • The vehicle is tested to ensure proper operation of the ambient temperature sensor switch

Our recommendation:

Without the information provided by the ambient temperature sensor, your car’s computer does not have sufficient data to control the interior temperature, and will revert to manual HVAC control. You’ll still be able to use your air conditioner and heater, but only in manual mode, not in auto. If you suspect a problem with the ambient temperature sensor, have it diagnosed by one of our expert mechanics and replaced if necessary.

What common symptoms indicate you may need to replace the Ambient Temperature Sensor (Switch)?

  • HVAC auto mode will not work
  • HVAC auto mode produces delivers inconsistent/incorrect operation
  • HVAC will only work in manual mode
  • Outside temperatures may display incorrectly

How important is this service?

Having automatic climate control is definitely a convenience, but not critical to the operation of your vehicle. The heater will still operate to clear the windows and provide heating and cooling on manual mode. If the ambient temperature sensor is faulty, have it replaced.

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Our service team is available 7 days a week, Monday - Friday from 6 AM to 5 PM PST, Saturday - Sunday 7 AM - 4 PM PST.

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