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Old 05-24-2016, 06:14 AM   #1
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Dongle behind air vent

Hi,
I was wondering what this dongle-thing is behind the right front air vent? Looks like an antenna of some sort? It's on a 2001 base.

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Old 05-24-2016, 06:23 AM   #2
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outside air temp.

I do believe it is the outside air temp sender for the dash display....

I mainipulated mine back into the rubber grommet to point straight out.
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Old 05-24-2016, 06:55 AM   #3
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gotcha, that makes sense - thank you.

also, sorry for the huge size of the picture - will resize next time.
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Old 05-24-2016, 07:20 AM   #4
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It's the time sensor. For the clock.
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It's the time sensor. For the clock...
...left over from the Boxsters role as a TARDIS.

"It's bigger on the inside!" (ok, not really)

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Old 05-24-2016, 12:58 PM   #6
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It's the NSA tracking device. Just in case you turn off your cell phone.
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Old 05-24-2016, 01:55 PM   #7
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It's the NSA tracking device. Just in case you turn off your cell phone.


+986 also has special sensors wired directly to the IRS and TSA.
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Old 05-24-2016, 06:31 PM   #8
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Old 05-24-2016, 08:31 PM   #9
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Mine sets off a warning if I'm driving too slow.
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Old 05-25-2016, 09:15 AM   #10
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Not many people call a radiator grille an air vent ... but in any event this is indeed the outside temperature sender. It's there whether you have the on-board computer activated or not.

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