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Old 11-24-2009, 10:03 PM   #1
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my outside air temperature and compass in the overhead display in my '03 fx4 has an interesting problem. It's become a ghost. Now you see it, now you don't!! When it does display, the temp and direction are accurate, but then it will randomly disappear. Also, the display doesn't always come on right away when starting the truck, sometimes i have to hit the button a few times before it comes on. And sometimes, it just doesn't work at all. Any ideas?? A quick search didn't really come up with much. Thanks
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Old 11-29-2009, 12:42 AM   #2
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I have a similar problem, it never reads the correct temp or direction ... well.. the direction works for the most part but i can recall a few days in the summer it read 120 on there.
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Not sure about the fading in and out, For the incorrect temp display, replace the ambient air temp sensor. located behind your grill on drivers side, lift the hood, remove the black plastic cover over your grill and radiator and there it is. I got my part at advance auto for $18.00

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Default Same Compass / Temp Display Problem

I had the same problem. Now it doesn't display at all. I cannot find anything on troubleshooting.
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Found this for you,

http://www.f150online.com/forums/art...ay-repair.html
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Default outside temp display and compass gone out

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I tried this fix and found one resistor completely loose on both ends. I soldered this and it now works great.
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