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My climatronic displays the temperature setting and the outside temperature. Does anyone know if it is possible to get the Climatronic to display the temperature inside the car as opposed to the temperature outside?

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I have clima. I also thought that the temp does show the inside temp. One side shows the what the temp is at the moment and other side saying what you would like it to be.

That way in automatic it adjusts it automatic for you to your desired temp.

I might be wrong.
 

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The temp shown on the display is the outside temp, it would be useful to see the inside temp on that display as the exterior one is already on the dash....
 

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The temp shown on the display is the outside temp, it would be useful to see the inside temp on that display as the exterior one is already on the dash....
Often thought this myself. Awhile ago someone posted a list of code to put into the climatronic to make it display various things including the speed of the car and the staus of the sensors and controls used by the climatronic system.

I'm sure that interior temperature, which is measured at one of the little grille thingys at the bottom corners of the unit, was one of the display options, but someone else suggested that it was very easy to screw the whole thing up, messing with it, so I've never tried. Got a printout of the list of codes somewhere though, if someone else wants a go!
 

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The temp shown on the display is the outside temp, it would be useful to see the inside temp on that display as the exterior one is already on the dash....
Often thought this myself. Awhile ago someone posted a list of code to put into the climatronic to make it display various things including the speed of the car and the staus of the sensors and controls used by the climatronic system.

I'm sure that interior temperature, which is measured at one of the little grille thingys at the bottom corners of the unit, was one of the display options, but someone else suggested that it was very easy to screw the whole thing up, messing with it, so I've never tried. Got a printout of the list of codes somewhere though, if someone else wants a go!
I saw that topic too but also chickened out on the idea of messing with the Climatronic in that way. For a car that seems to have so many things well thought out, the Climatronic temp display is an annoying feature. Why have the external temp showing there when it is shown on the dash and the internal temp is being measured by the Climatronic anyway? Beats me!

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Same comment applies for early version of computer display(fitted on my car)..can't show temp and clock or fuel readout and clock. Of course VW fixed this from 2000 models.

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Got some of the codes now. Don't think they do any harm, as they are always reset when you switch the ignition off. I think the speed one is pretty cool as it shows your actual speed, not the +5-10% shown on the speedo!!

This is what I found...

To display the "extra" sensor info do the following

1. Press Fan Down, Temperature Colder, ECON at the same time.

2. Use the temperature control buttons to cycle through the various codes. (see the list of some of them below).

3. TO get back to normal display just hit ECON again.

List of Code numbers:

1 Interior temperature (sensor)

3 Sunlight sensor

7 Coolant temperature sensor

9 Blower speed (adjustable)

10 Measured blower speed (sensor)

11 Defog valve (adj. 0-255)

12 Dashboard ventilation valve (adj. 0-255)

13 Recirculation valve (adj. 0-255)

14 Lower ventilation valve (adj. 0-255)

16 Speed (sensor)

The speedometer has a factory built-in error to show a speed faster than your actual speed. The Climatronic (automatic climate control) system includes a number of sensors that you can access through the diagnostic mode. To see your true speed in digital format press the following key combinations:

1. Press Fan Down, Temperature Colder, ECON at the same time.

2. Use the temperature control buttons to cycle through the various channels to Channel 16.

3. Press ECON to go back to normal. (It goes back automatically when you restart the car.)
 

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Yes, that's the list. Just noticed that we have a sunlight sensor (no. 2). That'll be that black dome thing in the middle of the dash top centre vent then - with my 1/18th scale model Golf Blutacked to it! Doh!!! Better shift it then. [:I]
 

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Pity you can't get the unit to retain the settings as I really fancy having mine showing interior temperature permanently.

Thanks for the codes though. I'll have a little play tomorrow.
 

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lol

4 in the morning .. just been riding around the car park playing with these codes! how sad am I !!

oh I am at work btw [;)]

very useful and interesting ... anyone got any more info on the other diag codes and their meanings ?

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This is the thread I remembered:

http://www.uk-mkivs.net/forum/topic.asp?

which includes this link:

http://www.ffp-motorsport.com/tuning/18tcodes.php

The access method and the codes given on here are different. I haven't tried them, but if you read through the thread I think it's this lot that gave people trouble! Maybe I shouldn't have re-posted it. It did work for some though, and, if nothing else, the list of sensors and motorised flaps demonstrates just how complicated climatronic is!
 

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I believe these codes are for audi only. Using this method, I couldn't get anything to happen!! CHannel 16 is definatley the speed! I'll try connecting VAG-COM up and seeing what other info I can decipher!
 

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To get back to the original topic - you could always go a buy one of those stick on temp gauges to go on the dash. Not quite as cool though, is it? [:I]
 

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Originally posted by talk-torque

To get back to the original topic - you could always go a buy one of those stick on temp gauges to go on the dash. Not quite as cool though, is it? [:I]
Cheers Roger. Suppose I could get some furry dice to go with it too!

Tried the Climatronic code display today. Car was showing 37 degC at lunchtime with an outside temp of 32 degC and that was with the windows left open a crack and a sun shade. Winding down the windows and going about 100 yards brought it down to 34 but there it stayed until I turned the AC on. Showed that there is a considerable benefit to just venting the car for a few minutes before hitting the AUTO button.

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Yeah, sorry about that. Makes me sound like a miserable SOB who doesn't know when he's onto a good thing. Mind you, getting into a car that has been baking in 32 deg heat for a few hours isn't all that it's cracked up to be! Roll on summer in the UK.
 

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Chris, I do know what you mean. Once left a Fiesta in the sun at the Jarama race track in Spain. The number plate buckled and a cassette rack on the dashboard tied itself in knots. No aircon either - just open the windows - boy it was hot! [V] UK does have its virtues.
 

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Just noticed that we have a sunlight sensor (no. 2). That'll be that black dome thing in the middle of the dash top centre vent then - with my 1/18th scale model Golf Blutacked to it! Doh!!! Better shift it then. [:I]
LOL - That has been bugging me for ages! Tried pressing it thinking things would happen[:eek:)] and looking in the manual. VW obviously wanted to keep it a secret. But why does the car need to sense sunlight? Has your car been missing the sunlight looking at the backside of a model of itself?
 

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VW obviously wanted to keep it a secret. But why does the car need to sense sunlight? Has your car been missing the sunlight looking at the backside of a model of itself?
James, I made a big assumption here - but I can't see anything else that could be the sunlight sensor referred to in Malky's list of codes. The climatronic seemed to work OK with the model stuck there, but I wonder if the combination of high interior temp and high sunlight would send cold air up the screen to minimise the effect of solar gain? I don't know, but I havn't found any difference with the model gone. Then again, the hot sun's gone too! (Only for a while I hope!)
 
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