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Greetings everyone! I was hoping that someone could assist. I recently got my '14 MDX back from the body shop yesterday (was there for a couple of weeks after being involved in a minor fender bender) - and I noticed on my drive home that the outside temp is not showing up properly. Tried to reset it and went through the various 'Vehicle Settings' options but unfortunately, no luck. Can anybody recommend on how to correct this? Thanks in advance!
 

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interesting.

Acura's service manual indicates the following:

Outside Air Temperature Indicator Calibration

1. Outside Air Temperature Indicator Calibrate

Description:

The outside air temperature sensor is located behind the right
corner upper beam. The gauge control module uses
measurements from this sensor to display the outside air
temperature.

Because of the location of the sensor, it may be affected by
heat reflection from the road, engine and radiator heat, or hot
exhaust from surrounding traffic.

These conditions can heat soak the outside air temperature
sensor and cause inaccurate readings. Logic has been
written into the gauge control module to help prevent
abnormal or fluctuating outside air temperature indicator
readings.

-Outside Air Temperature Indicator Logic

Engine coolant temperature 140 °F (60 °C) or higher:

If the engine coolant temperature is 140 °F (60 °C) or higher
when the vehicle is turned ON mode, the outside air
temperature shown the last time the key was turned off is
displayed regardless of the current temperature measured by
the outside air temperature sensor.

Engine coolant temperature less than 140 °F (60 °C):

If the engine coolant temperature is less than 140 °F (60 °C)
or lower when the vehicle is turned ON mode, the current
temperature measured by the outside air temperature sensor
is indicated.

-Information Update to the Outside Air Temperature Indicator While Driving

Engine coolant temperature 140 °F (60 °C) or higher:

If the temperature measured by the outside air temperature
sensor is greater than the temperature on the outside air
temperature indicator, the outside temperature indicator will
increase by 1 °F (1 °C) per minute after the vehicle speed is
greater than 19 mph (30 km/h) for more than 1 minute and 30
seconds. It continues to increase until the current outside air
temperature is indicated. So, the first change to the outside air
temperature indicator is 1 minute and 30 seconds after the
vehicle speed exceeds 19 mph (30 km/h). If the vehicle speed
drops below 19 mph (30 km/h), the indicator does not update
again until the vehicle speed has increased to 19 mph (30
km/h) or more for more than 1 minute and 30 seconds again.

Engine coolant temperature less than 140 °F (60 °C):

If the outside air temperature is less than the indicated
temperature, the temperature decreases 1 °F (1 °C) every 2
seconds until the current outside air temperature is indicated
regardless of vehicle speed.

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4.When the desired correction value appears on the display, release the button, and the recalibrated outside air temperature will be displayed.

NOTE: The recalibration temperature is not the value the sensor sees. Therefore the temperature can only be adjusted ±5 °F (±3 °C) from the sensors.

Example:
Incorrect value = 68 °F (20 °C)
Desired correction value = +2 °F (+1 °C)

Correct value = 70 °F (21 °C)
Desired correction value = -2 °F (-1 °C)

NOTE: To recalibrate the display to the true temperature, remove the outside air temperature sensor (A), but leave it connected. Submerge the sensor and a thermometer (B) in a container of ice water (C). Select the calibration mode as described above, then recalibrate the display to the true temperature.
 

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