DTC Troubleshooting: C

DTC indicator C:  An Open in the Outside Air Temperature Sensor Circuit

1.Clear the DTC by turning the ignition switch OFF, and then ON (II).

2.Operate the climate control system in several modes.

3.Check for DTCs using the self-diagnostic.

Is DTC C indicated?


YES - Go to 4.


NO - Intermittent failure, check for loose wires or poor connections on the outside air temperature sensor circuit.n


4.Turn the ignition switch OFF.

5.Remove the outside air temperature sensor and test it.

Does the outside air temperature sensor test OK?


YES - Go to 6.


NO - Replace the  outside air temperature sensor.n


6.Disconnect climate control unit 28P connector.

7.Check for continuity between the No. 27 terminal of climate control unit 28P connector and the No. 1 terminal of the outside air temperature sensor 2P connector.

 

Is there continuity?


YES - Go to 8.


NO - Repair open in the wire between the climate control unit and the outside air temperature sensor.n

8.Check for continuity between the No. 18 terminal of climate control unit 28P connector and the No. 2 terminal of the outside air temperature sensor 2P connector.

 

Is there continuity?


YES - Check for loose wires or poor connections at climate control unit 28P connector and at the outside air temperature sensor 2P connector. If the connections are good, substitute a known-good climate control unit, and recheck. If the symptom/indication goes away, replace the original  climate control unit.n


NO - Repair open in the wire between the climate control unit and the outside air temperature sensor.n