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Question about the Dash Display

Discussion in 'General 4Runner Talk' started by DGP1961, Nov 11, 2018.

  1. Nov 11, 2018 at 4:27 PM
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    DGP1961

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    Tried to upload a picture but it won't seem to take so I'll just ask anyway. Can someone please tell me what's the little display of what looks like a snow flake under the MPG meter on the dash display? It looks like it must be some kind of traction notice or something. Also, should it be on all the time? I've noticed it NOT on every once in awhile but it's mostly always illuminated. 2018 4Runner Premium. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Nov 11, 2018 at 4:40 PM
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    upload_2018-11-11_19-40-7.jpg

    Here it is What's this????
     
  3. Nov 11, 2018 at 4:48 PM
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    It comes on when temps are around freezing to alert you to possible slippery conditions.

    I guess they figure if it's really cold and snowy, you'll already know it might be slippery. If it's above freezing but approaching freezing you might not be aware that it could get slippery- so the display lets you know.
     
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  4. Nov 11, 2018 at 6:24 PM
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    Awesome thanks 4runningman today was about middle/higher 40s I'd guess when I noticed it so that would make sense.
     
  5. Nov 11, 2018 at 10:06 PM
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    I'm curious to know what sets it off. Its 36 here now and no snowflake.
     
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    I've wondered as well. I mean, I know there's some truth to my above explanation, but I haven't been able to discern the consistent pattern.
     
  7. Nov 11, 2018 at 11:25 PM
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    Middle to upper 40's sounds a bit odd for the symbol to flash. Mine turned on in the mid 30's last week.
     
  8. Nov 12, 2018 at 4:05 AM
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    Yeah I'll have to keep an eye on mine if it's a freezing sensor I've noticed it on in some pretty warm temperature. I don't drive the 4Runner everyday I'll have to go for a ride when it's 50 or so and see if it goes out. If it doesn't I'll tell them at my 5,000 checkup.
     
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    "In the following situations, the correct outside temperature may not be displayed, or the display may take longer than normal to change:
    ●When the vehicle is stopped, or moving at low speeds (less than 14 mph [24 km/h])
    ●When the outside temperature has changed suddenly (at the entrance/ exit of a garage, tunnel, etc.)"

    That's a quote from the owners manual. I'm sure the temp only updates a few times a minute so some inaccuracy can present itself. Also ice and snow build up can mess with it.

    After a little more research I found the symbol displays at 37 degrees or colder and should go off at 39 degrees. But again it's not the most accurate instrument. It's just a guide on the outside conditions and possibility of icy conditions.
     
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    I've been noticing my temp reads the exact same temp as the temp on the bank sign on my daily commute. You'd think it'd be off by a degree here and there. But like 9 outta 10 days it's right on! Crazy.
     
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    Six inches of snow last night in New England and raining now no display on this morning must be warm enough go figure!!:confused:
     
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    mine kicks on at about 39 degrees
     
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    Think that’s when mine kicks on too
     
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  14. Nov 16, 2018 at 1:25 PM
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    It's actually your 4Runner telling you it's time to plunder and seek booty. That's a pirate's steering wheel. Yarrrrrr!

    [​IMG]
     
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