Kia Sportage: Air conditioning System / Ambient Temperature Sensor Description and operation

Kia Sportage QL (2015-2021) Service Manual / Heating,Ventilation And Air Conditioning / Air conditioning System / Ambient Temperature Sensor Description and operation

Description
Located in front of the condenser, the ambient temperature sensor detects the 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 discharging temperature control, temperature regulation door control, blower motor level control, mix mode control and in-car humidity control.

  
If the ambient temperature is below 2.0°C (35.6°F), the A/C compressor will stop.
The compressor will operate manually.
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