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

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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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.

Maxwell

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

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.

Eric

12 years of experience
42 reviews
Eric
12 years of experience
Friendly

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!

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.

Dustin

11 years of experience
41 reviews
Dustin
11 years of experience
Dustin was very good and a very nice young man. Thank you!!

Peter

23 years of experience
231 reviews
Peter
23 years of experience
Great communication and knowlegeable!

Jerome

22 years of experience
414 reviews
Jerome
22 years of experience
Jerome was pleasant and knowledgeable . I would recommend him to friends.

Cody

6 years of experience
99 reviews
Cody
6 years of experience
Great worker fast and very nice.


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

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2005 Honda S2000 $123 $42.88 $79.99 18% $150.38
2013 Aston Martin V8 Vantage $135 $55.14 $79.99 16% $162.64
2007 GMC Sierra 1500 $90 $9.88 $79.99 23% $117.38
2013 Audi allroad $94 $13.74 $79.99 22% $121.24
2006 Lexus GX470 $118 $37.74 $79.99 18% $145.24
2011 Audi S4 $103 $22.73 $79.99 21% $130.23

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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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How can we help?

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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