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Minor automotive crap: aftermarket thermometers

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    Neither the Fit not the Express van have inside or outside thermometers.

    I tried ginning one up back when I had the Astro van, just a cheap hardware store thermometer with the outside sensor strung through the door and hooked to the mirror - it was a persistent PITA - no sensible mounting, no lights...

    Anybody know of a decent aftermarket inside-outside thermometer they could recommend?

    Let the buffoonery commence.
     

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    Open a window.
     
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    Weather app on your phone or tablet mounted in your car...

    http://www.wunderground.com/

    Typically more accurate than factory automotive thermometers too due to poor sensor configurations...
     
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    Glue vials of materials with known phase transition temperatures to the hood of your car. You can see the water is frozen and know it is below 32 F. Then look at the ammonia vial, if it is liquid you know it is below -28 F. If the ammonia vial is solid you know that you are pretty much fucked.
     
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    LCD thermometer stickers...

     
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    just roll your window down
     
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    wait, do you even have windows? or are you still doing the kick-push on a Fred Flintstone car?
     
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    Strong the asshattery is.
     
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    affix one of these to hood?
     
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    you'd be disappointed if we delivered anything less
     
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    god's son can't even affect climate change for himself.....
     
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    is there a trailer hitch balls thermometer?
     
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    No, they tried it but it was plagued with thermal imballance.
     
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    If your car comes with one up-spec'd, buy the complete inside to that car. Don't mess around with climate change.
     
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    How can you rationalize knowing how hot and cold it is out of the doors. Inside those doors is delightful, I understand you have places to go but don't you know snow from rain and isn't planning safe travel something to do before getting behind the wheel. I sense you are blindly going into your garage looking at the mercury theater meter on the car window says warm enough to not be frozen and sliding down your road on black ice. I think you wear floral print shirts at middle school concert recitals and drink premixed fruit punch.
     
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    When you get the thermometer issue resolved I know a guy who can cut you a deal on a custom sun dial for the dash or hood.
     
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    Perhaps a large flatbed trailer to haul JBP's calendar.

     
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    Wut the wut?
     
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    How about a new vehicle for low temperature conditions?
     
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    He's just concerned that JBP is too old to be driving safely during inclement weather.

    I'm starting to think I'm the only one on here who can understand PSP speak. Again this concerns me.
     
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    It concerns us also.
     
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    I wouldn't worry too much. Most of us are 4 to 5 severe brain injuries away from PSP, some just 2-3.
     
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    wut i have never hit my head my head my head
     
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    So that would imply that all those times you performed self Asphysia had little or no effect on your obviously impaired cognitive abilities? How exactly did you expose PSP to your condition enough that he became concerned with it. No I don't want to know.....
     
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    I have, and I have no clue what PSP is saying, so it's not that.
     
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    Out twice in Waterbury, that was scary...
     
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