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1997 960 Solar Sensor fault code 161

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1997 960 Solar Sensor fault code 161

Post by CoOlCat » Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:31 pm

Ok I'm new, I couldn't find any threads on this, what the heck is a solar sensor, google tells me nothing, I am no mechanic, but very mechanically inclined. But I can't find any info on a solar sensor...I don't get very good air flow from my vents, I feel cool air, but it's faint on max. What's going on...what's a solar sensor and why can't I find any info on it?

Thanks in advance...sorry if this sounds stupid.



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Re: 1997 960 Solar Sensor fault code 161

Post by abscate » Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:48 pm

It’s part of the climate System. It senses the heat from the sun and adjusts the AC to keep the cabin temperature at the set point


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Re: 1997 960 Solar Sensor fault code 161

Post by jimmy57 » Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:32 pm

If you aren't putting a light on the sensor then that code will be present. It will be gone with no erasure action once an incandescent flashlight is shined on it.



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Re: 1997 960 Solar Sensor fault code 161

Post by CoOlCat » Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:17 pm

Thanks!



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