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Hi Guys,

My first post. Just purchased this 2012 Sorento I love it. But very surprised no outdoor temperature gauge. Does Kia sell any oem kit or anybody know of a good aftermarket one?????

Any info would be appreciated.......


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This would qualify as "Any info",may be a better way I'm sure!!LOL!!---See this previous post on the subject dated 07-24-2011......"2011 Base Sorento Outside Temp Guage".....on this forum. Good luck and welcome!! ----- ""I bought an auto dimming mirror with compass and temperature off of eBay for my 2011 LX. I believe it was out of a 2006 Chevy Silverado. Took all of 3 minutes to physically on the windshield (one torx screw). It slid right onto Kia factory mount. I spent about another 2 hours making a long harness that I fished down the A-pillar and tapped into the under dash fuse box with an Autozone fusebox tap. I then ran the harness thru the firewall and mounted the temp sensor in a hole on top of the wheel well.(had to enlarge slightly with step drill) It's not ideal as it takes a few minutes to pick up correct air temp, but once vehicle is moving it reads almost exactly what my Malibu does. There might be a better spot next to radiator, but didn't wanna pull the bumper cover. It came from eBay with a partial harness, new GM sensor and instructions. Wife is much happier now. Well worth the $70."""

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Hi Guys,

My first post. Just purchased this 2012 Sorento I love it. But very surprised no outdoor temperature gauge. Does Kia sell any oem kit or anybody know of a good aftermarket one?????

Any info would be appreciated.......


Thanks.

The OEM outside temp is part of the automatic climate control, so you will have to go after market.

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You could buy a battery operated thermometer from many places that have a wired outside sensor.. run it through the door side ? Anywhere outside the door gasket should give a decent temp setting. They are $12 or less.
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