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How to Replace Ambient Temp Sensor 14-19 Chevy Silverado

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How to Replace Ambient Temp Sensor 14-19 Chevy Silverado

Created on: 2019-05-07

Learn how to replace a broken or faulty ambient air temperature sensor in your 14-19 Chevy Silverado by watching this video from the experts at 1A Auto.

  1. step 1 :Removing the Grille
    • Remove the twelve plastic push pin fasteners from the plastic shield above the grille
    • Remove the plastic shield
    • Remove the four 10 mm bolts along the top of the grille
    • Remove the two 7 mm screws from the corner of the bumper trim at the wheel well
    • Repeat on the other side
    • Pry the bumper trim away starting at the corner moving to the grille
    • Repeat on the other side
    • From underneath the vehicle, pry the four bumper trim locking tabs
    • Pull the bumper trim straight out
    • Remove the four 10 mm bolts along the bottom of the grille
    • Slide the grill up and pull it out
  2. step 2 :Removing the Ambient Air Temperature Sensor
    • Push in the retaining clips on the ambient air temperature sensor plastic mounting clip
    • Remove the ambient air temperature Sensor
    • Disconnect the electrical connector
  3. step 3 :Installing the Ambient Air Temperature Sensor
    • Connect the electrical connector
    • Push the ambient air temperature sensor locking clips through the mounting hole
  4. step 4 :Replacing the Grille
    • Line the grille up in place and push the center locking tabs in place
    • Replace the four 10 mm mounting bolts along the top of the grille loosely
    • Replace the four 10 mm mounting bolts along the bottom of the grille loosely
    • Tighten the bottom 10 mm bolts, then the top 10 mm bolts
    • Replace the bumper trim by pressing it in the center to lock the tabs, and then press to lock in each corner
    • Replace the two 7 mm screws at one corner of the bumper trim
    • Repeat on the other side
    • Replace the top plastic shield
    • Replace the plastic push pins around the perimeter of the plastic shield

Tools needed for replacement

  • Ratchets & Related

    Socket Extensions

    Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

    Flat Blade Screwdriver

    Pry Bar

  • Sockets - Metric

    7mm Socket

    10mm Socket

  • Specialty Tools

    Plastic Fastener Remover

Installation Video
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What's up, guys? I'm Andy from 1A Auto. In this video, I'm going to show you how to replace the ambient air temp sensor on this 2015 Chevy Silverado. If you need parts for your vehicle, click the link in the description and head over to 1AAuto.com.

We want to take this cover off. We have 12 push-pins to take off. I'm just going to use this trim tool to remove these. We sell this trim tool at 1AAuto.com. Now we got them all of--just grab the panel and slide it off.

Now I want to take these four bolts out. I'm going to use a 10 millimeter socket and a ratchet. We need to take this panel off, so I'm going to use a 7 millimeter socket and a ratchet to take this screw out. This bolt that goes up right here, just going to use the 7 millimeter socket. I'm going to use an extension so that I can access it and a ratchet. Take both of those screws out for the other side.

Now we need to pull this panel off. I'm just going to use a little pry bar to get underneath here and pry this out. There's some clips that are held in right there, so just be careful. Try not to break them. That's clipped in right there and right there. That actually came out pretty easily. Pull it forward.

Now it's clipped in right here on the front. I'm going to release the clips from underneath, so I'm going to grab this from the outside of this trim piece and then from the inside, I want to release it. There's clips right here, so I'm just going to use a trim tool. There's one back here. Once you get the first one out, the other ones come out pretty easily. Just try to pull from outside the vehicle. Should be able to grab it and just slide it out, just like that.

I'm going to take these four bolts out of the vehicle. They're right in front of the grille. I'm using a 10 millimeter socket extension and a ratchet. There's another one over here. I'm going to grab the grille, slide it up, and pull it off.

Just going to take a screwdriver. There's this little push clip right here, and there's three of them, so just go around the sensor. Push those through. Now, this bar is bent. On your vehicle, the bar probably won't be bent and it'll be straighter, but pull that out. Then there's a little lock right here. Pull this lock out, or at least back a little bit, just like that. Once you do that, you can push down on the tab, disconnect the connector.

Now I can take this sensor. Connect it to the connector, and then push down on that lock tab to the sensor. Come back to the back of this bracket. From the back side, push it through.

Now, we're going to take the grille. Gently line everything up. Make sure the wiring harness goes through there. There's a little pin right here. Line that up with that bracket. There's a couple of push pins right there. Push those in right there.

Right now we're going to take these four screws up top, the bolts. Fit these all in up here. Before I tighten those up, I'm going to install the bolts down here. There's four bolts that go in here. One here, here, there, and there. Just using a 10 millimeter socket and an extension, and then I'm going to use a ratchet. Now I'm going to tighten all these bottom bolts, and then I'll tighten the same ones on top.

Next I'm just going to take this bumper trim, line this up in the front. Get it centered, the front like that. We come over to the side. Push this side in. Then we'll do the same with the other side. There we go.

Take this screw, get this screw started, and then there's another screw that goes through here. Once those are started, take that 7 millimeter socket and a ratchet, tighten these down. Do the same for the other side.

Take this panel. It's going to slide in up top. We'll take all these push pins and install them.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    Ratchets & Related

  • Socket Extensions
  • Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver
  • Pry Bar

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 7mm Socket
  • 10mm Socket

  • Specialty Tools

  • Plastic Fastener Remover


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