Connector hanging off on front end - Please help


RodneyBR
01-10-2014, 11:56 AM
I just noticed a connector hanging off at the front of the van, around the radiator area. It's a blue connector with a yellow, green/black wire (see attached pics). Everything on the van seems to work fine, no alarms or dash message indicating there's a problem. I looked everywhere for a place to connect it, but couldn't find anywhere.

Thanks for your help.

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maxwedge
01-10-2014, 02:32 PM
May be for a temp sensor for the automatic HVAC, which you probably don't have.

RodneyBR
01-10-2014, 03:09 PM
May be for a temp sensor for the automatic HVAC, which you probably don't have.

Is that air conditioning related, because I have AC.

gmtech1
01-10-2014, 10:29 PM
Like Max said, probably goes to a ambient temp sensor. They don't just come unplugged, so you probably don't have one.

1999montana
01-11-2014, 10:22 AM
The connector is definitely in the right location for the ambient temperature sensor. If you have a Driver Information Center in the overhead console, it would get its temp readings from this sensor.

If you have a DIC and the temp seems 'stuck' at one reading, or not reporting outside temperature, then you likely need to look further in the bumper re-bar area (that's the heavy steel piece you caught in the picture) to see if you can find the sensor. It would be more to the outside edge of the re-bar not far from the front fender area but down in the bowels.

Was the vehicle repaired in the last year or so for front end damage? What year is it? Looks awfully new for a vehicle that has lived in Toronto and the salt on the roads.

RodneyBR
01-12-2014, 01:16 PM
I don't have an overhead DIC, so I guess that's why it's not connected to anything. I did slide on an icy parking lot into a pile of snow though, nothing major. After it happened, I checked the front end and discovered the disconnected plug. I never looked in that area before, so can't say for sure if it was connected anything or not.

Yea, it's an 08, but I don't drive it a lot as I work from home. Although, there's over 40k on the van.

The connector is definitely in the right location for the ambient temperature sensor. If you have a Driver Information Center in the overhead console, it would get its temp readings from this sensor.

If you have a DIC and the temp seems 'stuck' at one reading, or not reporting outside temperature, then you likely need to look further in the bumper re-bar area (that's the heavy steel piece you caught in the picture) to see if you can find the sensor. It would be more to the outside edge of the re-bar not far from the front fender area but down in the bowels.

Was the vehicle repaired in the last year or so for front end damage? What year is it? Looks awfully new for a vehicle that has lived in Toronto and the salt on the roads.

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