Re: Battery temp sensors
- Hi Joshua--
I have a '99 with a non-working dome light also. Could you please expound on the location of the loose wire you found near the glove box??
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Joshua Goldstein" <jg@...> wrote:
> Hi gang, here's a note about a recent temp sensor fault. The important
> point is that in the NLG software (to program the NLG4 charger), there is an
> option to look at the front battery compartment temp sensor, back one, both,
> or neither. However, this option is not located in any logical place but is
> on the page labelled "Serial number, type, and date."
> My charger was shutting down partway through the cycle, and I found with
> the MONLOG program that it was registering a temp sensor fault in "Batt1"
> which is the front compartment. The temp sensor is attached to the post of a
> battery somewhere in the middle of the series. Since the front compartment
> is a bear to get to (and anyway the problem might be a loose wire somewhere
> en route), I decided to just ignore that sensor, which I figure would only
> come into play if I were charging on a hot day in the sun. Long story short,
> I found the setting in the NLG program, set it for rear sensor only, and the
> charger now does its job perfectly again. Now the car's running
> perfectly -- even fixed the flaky dome light (loose wire up next to glove
> compartment). Someday maybe I'll find the temp sensor problem and go for
> it -- but not in winter.
> Joshua Goldstein
> '99 Force