Toyota Tundra Service Manual: Ambient Temperature Sensor Circuit (B1412/12)

DESCRIPTION

The ambient temperature sensor is installed in front of the condenser to detect the ambient temperature which is used to control the air conditioner "AUTO" mode. This sensor is connected to the air conditioning amplifier and detects fluctuations in the ambient temperature. This data is used for controlling the cabin temperature. The sensor sends a signal to the air conditioning amplifier. The resistance of the ambient temperature sensor changes in accordance with the ambient temperature. As the temperature decreases, the resistance increases. As the temperature increases, the resistance decreases.

The air conditioning amplifier applies voltage (5 V) to the ambient temperature sensor and reads voltage changes as the resistance of the ambient temperature sensor changes.

DTC Code

DTC Detection Condition

Trouble Area

B1412/12

Open or short in ambient temperature sensor circuit

  • Ambient temperature sensor
  • Harness or connector between ambient temperature sensor and air conditioning amplifier
  • Air conditioning amplifier

WIRING DIAGRAM

PROCEDURE

1.

READ VALUE USING TECHSTREAM (AMBIENT TEMPERATURE SENSOR)

(a) Use the Data List to check if the ambient temperature sensor is functioning properly.

Air Conditioner

Tester Display

Measurement Item / Range

Normal Condition

Diagnostic Note

Ambient Temp Sensor

Ambient temperature sensor /

Min.: -23.3°C (-9.94°F)

Max.: 65.95°C (150.71°F)

Actual ambient temperature is displayed

Open in circuit: -23.3°C (-9.94°F)

Short in circuit: 65.95°C (150.71°F)

OK:

The display is as specified in the normal condition.

Result

Result

Proceed to

NG

A

OK (Checking from the PROBLEM SYMPTOMS TABLE)

B

OK (Checking from the DTC)

C

B

PROCEED TO NEXT CIRCUIT INSPECTION SHOWN IN PROBLEM SYMPTOMS TABLE

C

REPLACE AIR CONDITIONING AMPLIFIER

A

2.

INSPECT AMBIENT TEMPERATURE SENSOR

(a) Remove the ambient temperature sensor (see page ).

(b) Measure the resistance according to the value(s) in the table below.

Standard resistance:

Tester Connection

Condition

Specified Condition

1 - 2

10°C (50°F)

3.00 to 3.73 kΩ

15°C (59°F)

2.45 to 2.88 kΩ

20°C (68°F)

1.95 to 2.30 kΩ

25°C (77°F)

1.60 to 1.80 kΩ

30°C (86°F)

1.28 to 1.47 kΩ

35°C (95°F)

1.00 to 1.22 kΩ

40°C (104°F)

0.80 to 1.00 kΩ

45°C (113°F)

0.65 to 0.85 kΩ

50°C (122°F)

0.50 to 0.70 kΩ

55°C (131°F)

0.44 to 0.60 kΩ

60°C (140°F)

0.36 to 0.50 kΩ

NOTICE:

  • Even slightly touching the sensor may change the resistance value. Be sure to hold the connector of the sensor.
  • When measuring, the sensor temperature must be the same as the ambient temperature.

HINT:

As the temperature increases, the resistance decreases (see the graph).

NG

REPLACE AMBIENT TEMPERATURE SENSOR

OK

3.

CHECK HARNESS AND CONNECTOR (AMBIENT TEMPERATURE SENSOR - AIR CONDITIONING AMPLIFIER)

(a) Disconnect the A15 sensor connector.

(b) Disconnect the J19 air conditioning amplifier connector.

(c) Measure the resistance according to the value(s) in the table below.

Standard resistance:

Tester Connection

Condition

Specified Condition

A15-1 - J19-5 (TAM)

Always

Below 1 Ω

A15-2 - J19-13 (SG-2)

A15-1 or J19-5 (TAM) - Body ground

Always

10 kΩ or higher

A15-2 or J19-13 (SG-2) - Body ground

OK

REPLACE AIR CONDITIONING AMPLIFIER

NG

REPAIR OR REPLACE HARNESS OR CONNECTOR

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