Kia Rio: Ambient Temperature Sensor Description - Air Conditioning System - Heating,Ventilation, Air Conditioning - Kia Rio UB 2012-2021 Service ManualKia Rio: Ambient Temperature Sensor Description

The ambient temperature sensor is located at the front of the condenser and detects ambient air temperature. It is a negative type thermistor; resistance will increase with lower temperature, and decrease with higher temperature.
The sensor output will be used for discharge temperature control, temperature regulation door control, blower motor level control, mix mode control and in-car humidity control.



     
If the ambient temperature is below 1.0°C (33.8°F), the A/C compressor will stop. The compressor will operate manually.
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