Flashing outside temp lite

Phil Rose pjrose at frontiernet.net
Wed Apr 16 11:03:08 EDT 2003

At 12:05 AM -0600 4/16/03, Steve Sherman wrote:
>My 91 20v 200 occassionally has a flashing outside temp lite on the
>climate control.  This has happened a couple of times in the last few
>weeks, enough to make me take notice.  This is typically just after a
>cold start and seems to go away in a few minutes of driving.
>I assume this is a warning of some sort.  Any listers know what the car
>is trying to tell me.

As I understand it, this is an "error" signal showing that a
servo-controlled device, such as the heater flap or a vent flap, has
not been able to reach whatever  value/position/orientation the CC
"wants". Sometimes this might happen because of a bit of excessive
friction (or dirty electrical contacts) so if the obstruction is
eventually overcome, the warning shuts off. Or I suppose it could be
that the warning flashes always stop after a fixed period of
time--even if the problem persists.

The CC diagnostic codes (check your Bentley manual) can help to
identify possible problems.


Phil Rose
Rochester, NY
mailto:pjrose at frontiernet.net

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