For Christmas one of my sons got me a device that reads the temps inside the cab and outdoors. You mount it on the dash with velcro and run a wire from it that has a temperature sensor at the other end of the wire to a place outside the cab and the sensor reads the outdoor temp. The instructions said to mount the outside temp sensor on the door frame that the driver's door is hinged to, outside of the black rubber door/rain molding. Well, that's not a good place. At 30 degrees outside the unit said it was 56 degrees outside. Heat was getting at the sensor from either inside the cab or from the engine compartment, or both. If you open the door, at the rear of the fender there's a gap the whole length of the rear of the fender, where it meets the door frame, where you can see into the engine compartment. The gap's covered with a rubber gasket, but its not tight fitting. My point is these outdoor temp sensors don't read right if mounted in that position. It seems to me that the only good place to mount it is in front of and below the front grill, as anywhere else it could be subjected to heat flowing backward from the engine or the exhaust system. But the wire wasn't long enough to run it from the dash to the grille area, and you'd have to drill a hole in the dash (and perhaps the firewall) to route the wire, and then find a safe route for the wire through the engine compartment. Too much of a PITA for me.
Does anyone know of an aftermarket unit measuring the outdoor temperature that does NOT use a wire for the outdoor temp sensor; in other words, the sensor sends wireless temp reading?
Bright Red 2003 Edge Plus, 3.0 liter, reg. cab, 4WD, manual trans., 4.10 rear end.
Mods: Speedliner spray-on bed liner. Air box mod. K&N drop in air filter. Gibson Sweptside single pipe catback system. James Duff traction bars (above the springs type). Delta Industries black polyethelene truck box (mounted on the driver's side of the pickup box between wheel well and cab). Hidden Hitch receiver hitch. Side window visors. Door pockets.