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

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

33

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Rigoberto

9 years of experience
712 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.

Carzell

16 years of experience
42 reviews
Carzell
16 years of experience
I reluctantly booked an appointment with My Mechanic and wasn't sure what to expect. From my first meeting with Carzell I was very satisfied with the work ethic and professionalism this young man exhibited. He was prompt, courteous and he finished the work in less than 15 minutes. I will definitely use this service again going forward and will defiantly require Carzell if he is available.

Dellano

16 years of experience
379 reviews
Dellano
16 years of experience
Very pleasant, and efficient. Knowledgeable about repair. Was able to come ahead of scheduled appointment time which was much appreciated.

James

9 years of experience
42 reviews
James
9 years of experience
James was very professional. He found the problem and quickly fixed it. I highly recommend!

Richard

9 years of experience
265 reviews
Richard
9 years of experience
Richard did a very good job in identifying the issue and resetting the temperature read-out. Good job.

Tim

10 years of experience
100 reviews
Tim
10 years of experience
Tim was very professional and a great problem solver. He was able to diagnose and work on a problem that I had been to 2 other "major" repair shops didnt want to work on. He was courteous and thorough on his work. Great job!

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.

Timothy

20 years of experience
104 reviews
Timothy
20 years of experience
Very friendly professional guy. Down to earth. I'm not too sure if he saw in my original quote that I had the part but needed the wiring because he didn't necessarily bring wiring and the connector needed to complete the job but he did ultimately head to a nearby parts store and get what was needed. Job handled, completed, done.

Andy

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

Krystal

15 years of experience
106 reviews
Krystal
15 years of experience
Krystal is very professional. She was earlier than the original appointment. She showed me the new part that she brought with her. It took less than an hour and she explained what she did and possible other solutions if my problem is not resolved. I would request her the next time that I need service. Kudos to Krystal!!!


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

It depends on the type of car you drive and the auto repair shop you go to in Oakland. Our mechanics in Oakland 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 Oakland.

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2010 Chevrolet Equinox $98 $9.88 $87.98 23% $128.13
2011 Ford Ranger $113 $33.09 $79.99 19% $140.59
2004 Toyota 4Runner $118 $37.74 $79.99 18% $145.24
2009 Mercedes-Benz B200 $113 $33.09 $79.99 19% $140.59
2008 BMW 750Li $137 $57.37 $79.99 16% $164.87
2009 Porsche 911 $170 $89.58 $79.99 13% $197.08

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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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