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Old 10-17-2013, 02:03 PM
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Winter cover and outside temp sensor

I have done some searching and have found several threads that talk about how people use winter covers on their grills. I also found a couple of threads talking about how a winter cover screws with the outside temp sensor and makes the automatic temp controls in the cab go wonky. It appears there is a kit to relocate it to solve the issue and the question was asked, where does it relocate it to. Seems no one replies to that.

So does anyone know where it relocates to? And is there a way to relocate it without paying $50 for the Ford relocate kit?

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Old 10-17-2013, 06:54 PM
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I have done some searching and have found several threads that talk about how people use winter covers on their grills. I also found a couple of threads talking about how a winter cover screws with the outside temp sensor and makes the automatic temp controls in the cab go wonky. It appears there is a kit to relocate it to solve the issue and the question was asked, where does it relocate it to. Seems no one replies to that.

So does anyone know where it relocates to? And is there a way to relocate it without paying $50 for the Ford relocate kit?

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I bought one last year, relocates from just in front battery, passenger side to the bumper.
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I bought one last year, relocates from just in front battery, passenger side to the bumper.
Was it worth the 50 bucks or was it something you could do yourself with a few zip ties and such?
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I didnt pay fifty, I googled the part number and I think I paid like 35.00. Can you do it yourself, sure. Main idea is to give the sensor clean air unaffected by the truck radiating heat.
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I didnt pay fifty, I googled the part number and I think I paid like 35.00. Can you do it yourself, sure. Main idea is to give the sensor clean air unaffected by the truck's radiating heat.
When you put the winter cover on the sensor loses it's clean air supply so it needs to get moved.
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I didnt pay fifty, I googled the part number and I think I paid like 35.00. Can you do it yourself, sure. Main idea is to give the sensor clean air unaffected by the truck radiating heat.
Thanks! I was looking at it yesterday and it looks like it is just 2 wires. Think I will patch in some wire and move it down. Got lots of various gauge wiring the garage.

Maybe this weekend after it decides to stop snowing and warms up a bit.
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Anyone have the part # handy for this kit?
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Buy it now 15.00, cant beat that Sh***t.
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Bubba, you dah man!
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Bubba, you dah man!
Thanks, but it only took a quick search in the forum and a quick search on yahoo and bam>> there it was.
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i just recieved my FIA winter front yesterday and will be throwing it on in a few min. after seeing this i have been looking for the relocation kit but cant find any online , may just have to go to FORD....
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I don't know what Fords going to charge you but I found this.
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Got mine off ebay thanks to Bubba's keen eye....between this and the ford grill cover everything works perfect for heavy winter use ....just tested it last week at -35c.... :-)
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Got mine off ebay thanks to Bubba's keen eye....between this and the ford grill cover everything works perfect for heavy winter use ....just tested it last week at -35c.... :-)
Another benefit is that it keeps all that winter salt and crap off your cooler, radiator and engine. Worth the price just for that as far as I'm concerned.
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Another benefit is that it keeps all that winter salt and crap off your cooler, radiator and engine. Worth the price just for that as far as I'm concerned.
Very true!
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