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#1 scotthunter

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Posted 16 June 2013 - 04:35 PM

Can anyone tell me what the small round thing on the dashboard of my car is? It's a bit annoying as it reflects on the windscreen.



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#2 Yokomoko

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Posted 16 June 2013 - 04:50 PM

Can you be more specific...?



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Posted 16 June 2013 - 04:58 PM

It looks like a small dome, about half an inch in diameter, in the middle near the back.



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Posted 16 June 2013 - 05:04 PM

Is it maybe a screw cover or where the reciever for sat nav is housed?



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Posted 16 June 2013 - 05:06 PM

Edit: Nevermind, I was thinking of the wrong thing.



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Posted 16 June 2013 - 05:11 PM

Picture? It might be the ambience sensor for the auto headlights

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Posted 16 June 2013 - 05:51 PM

If its the small dome in front of the windscreen air vent it's to do with the climate control

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Posted 16 June 2013 - 05:53 PM

It's the sun loading sensor for automatic climate control.

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Posted 16 June 2013 - 06:00 PM



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Posted 17 June 2013 - 04:16 PM

Is it the perimiter sensor for the alarm?

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 05:20 PM

It looks like a marble cut in half and is situated right at the back of the dashboard directly beneath the windscreen. My car doesn't have SatNav but it has the standard Fiesta Metal equipment including climate control and extras inc. Sony DAB and Push Button Start.

 

Perhaps another Metal owner could shed some light on this?



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Posted 17 June 2013 - 05:28 PM

It is as stoney says there was a big thread not too long ago about the exact same thing I just couldnt think what we figured out it was haha

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 06:29 PM

The picture is da proof. :D

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 07:14 PM

It is definitely the solar sensor for Climate Control. Many fords have/had them....

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 07:42 PM

It is definitely the solar sensor for Climate Control. Many fords have/had them....
Jim


Oh, what does that do? It sounds a bit complicated. What's wrong with the old fashioned hot/cold dial?

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