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What is this thing on my dash?

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  1. zippyslug31

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    #1 zippyslug31, Mar 20, 2008
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    Sorry for the somewhat repeated post, but I suspect that my question may have been burried in my other related post (http://ferrarichat.com/forum/showthread.php?t=190256). Surprised that 1000 people haven't jumped all over it with the answer.

    So.... surely SOMEBODY knows what this thing is and what it's used for; the manual says something like "light sensor" if I recall. What does this mean?
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  3. Financialman

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    It is for the climate control, so the system can tell how much interior heat there is.
     
  4. PCH

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    Not just heat. Regulates the climate control.
     
  5. Tarek K.

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    Basically a temperature sensor for the A/C unit.
     
  6. Derek Trotter

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    It also gives data about the sun angle/strength (true).
     
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  8. Tarek K.

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    Sure Trotter.
     
  9. Derek Trotter

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    NOT BS, check it out here.

    Quote:

    "While the interior of the car can be controlled to maintain the predetermined temperature through heating or air conditioning, comfort is not assured unless there is a mechanism to compensate for the apparent increase in temperature caused by sunlight being directed upon the occupants when the sun is at a low azimuth angle. The solar, or sunshine, sensor is used to provide information to the ventilation system control as to the direction and angle of sunlight entering the vehicle."
     
  10. Tarek K.

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    Hmmmm.......you're right. Pretty high tech. Cool info Trotter.....thanks.
     
  11. Derek Trotter

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    I'll let you off this time "k", never underestimate a Trotter! ;) *He who dares, wins etc...*
     
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  13. masar

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    Its actually window washer to clean window from inside ;)
     
  14. E60 M5

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    LOL!!!!!!! I was trying to think of something smart to say, but you did it perfect!

    Robert
     
  15. Tarek K.

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    :D:D............actually I was just watching him on TV the other day ;).
     
  16. zippyslug31

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    Cool, and I didn't even know I had this option!!!!
     
  17. kalmah

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    hehehe, clever ;)
     
  18. intouch1

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    .......provided it works......:)
    fiat is going hitec ?
     
  19. SoftwareDrone

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    When you go to Vegas, you notice those dark plastic domes on the ceilings of the casinos that shroud the surveillance cameras so you don't know which direction they're pointed? Well the dome on the dash hides a very tiny camera on a servo controlled mount. The long stick in the middle with the shiny ball on the top? It doubles as a gear selector and the camera positioner.
     
  20. modena1_2003

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    In reality, this is only what Ferrari want you to think... It's really a government installed tracking device that alerts area police you are driving and it relays speed and data to the FBI so as to eventually prove that the majority of Ferrari drivers are wreckless and thereby prevent the company from importing the cars. Some say Lamborghini are behind it.... Hmmm.....


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