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Old 13-02-21, 08:39 PM   #1
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Outer temp sensor / probe

Outer temperature sensor needed for a 180, mine’s reading 105c and the AC system doesn’t like it. The sensor is marked Diavia - anyone have a working spare or know of a suitable alternative? Wondering if a Rover 75 sensor would work as I have a donor outside but it’s snow bound until spring.

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JUST LOOKED ON EBAY this came up but for a zt do not know if it would fit

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Rover-75-...%3AMG&hash=ite

These are on the forum and hold some stock, might be worth sending them an email

https://www.dmgrs.co.uk/

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Thanks for the reply. The Ebay item is the one I’ve got on my snowbound donor, we’re due for some milder weather next weekend and I might be able to get to the sensor. I'll then try connecting it and see what temperature I get on the display, won't cost anything to try.

I believe it’s basically a thermistor and if anyone knew the type/value perhaps I could buy a universal one from an electronics outlet.

DMGRS are one of my preferred suppliers of parts, got a set of Rover 75 upper suspension arms and lots of other bits from them.

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Good luck.

When I first got my ZS I was reading on here that the horn could fail. So I bought one off a member on here. Had it 10 years and kept on coming across it when I was looking through my car stuff. Last year it failed its MOT on horn not working, so dug the spare out, went to fit it and it had a different connector????

Had to buy a generic one of a car factors and wired it up to that.

Nothing is ever easy!!

Hope your one is an easy swap and it works.
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Thanks, it'll be a while before I get access to the donor Rover 75 (the snow is really hard packed) but will post the result whichever way it goes.

Not 100% sure but think this ZS180 has two horns, one of which is bridged with aftermarket connectors so probably not original.

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Diavia are a specialist air con manufacturer. It might be worth trying to contact them to see if they can supply or offer an alternative.

Early ZS had a really good pair of horns, one low tone and one high tone, but on later cars they only fitted one, normally the higher tone. I was so embarrassed by the squeak it gave out that I used to avoid using it! Eventually I fitted a pair from an early car.
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Diavia are a specialist air con manufacturer. It might be worth trying to contact them to see if they can supply or offer an alternative.

Early ZS had a really good pair of horns, one low tone and one high tone, but on later cars they only fitted one, normally the higher tone. I was so embarrassed by the squeak it gave out that I used to avoid using it! Eventually I fitted a pair from an early car.
Thanks, sorry for later reply. I found a Diavia probe, looked identical but it's in Spain, no answer to my email, so have asked a friendly native Spanish speaker to give them a call - he hasn't got back to me yet. In a day or two the snow/ice will have melted around my 75 donor and I'll be able to get at the outer temp sensor and give that a try.

I was wrong about twin horns there's only one with non-original wiring. Your horn description sounds a bit like my SD1 - twin horns but a pathetic squeak from a large car.

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