In dash Thermometer


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In dash Thermometer

Postby Dalydude » Tue Feb 10, 2015 12:21 am



You know the thermometer on your dash that tells you the Outside Air Temp? I love having mine, except it always reads around 75 degrees!
Is there a replacement for it?
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Re: In dash Thermometer

Postby RBGERSON » Tue Feb 10, 2015 9:12 am

there are several sources for those..who's do you have. OEM HONDA no longer sold but they are on eBay
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Re: In dash Thermometer

Postby Dalydude » Wed Feb 11, 2015 12:44 am

The one I found on ebay:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1981-Honda-GL11 ... e0&vxp=mtr

looks pretty beat up, and for $170, (the altimeter is pegged at 12,000 ', the clock is unreadable) I guess I don't love my thermometer that much. I thought there might be an aftermarket that would fit.

Thanks for the reply!

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Re: In dash Thermometer

Postby RBGERSON » Wed Feb 11, 2015 8:24 am

Take yours out and go to parts stores with it..find one that is the same diameter and it should work..might get a digital one..not analog..
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Re: In dash Thermometer

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Feb 11, 2015 1:02 pm

The thermometers can be replaced with an aftermarket - if I recall, they had a probe that reached down inside the fairing somewhat.

The altimeters had a metal tube containing a specific, calibrated pressure, that it used to do a comparison against ambient atmospheric pressure to determine altitude. The tube was small and delicate, and if ruptured, bent or otherwise damaged, the altimeter stopped working. It was never that accurate anyway, as it had no adjustment for atmospheric pressure changes (like the kollsman window in an airplane altimeter).

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Re: In dash Thermometer

Postby CMReynolds1 » Wed Feb 11, 2015 7:15 pm

I used my altimeter as weather forcaster! ;)
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Re: In dash Thermometer

Postby mytown » Tue Feb 17, 2015 6:25 am

Dalydude wrote:The one I found on ebay:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1981-Honda-GL11 ... e0&vxp=mtr

looks pretty beat up, and for $170, (the altimeter is pegged at 12,000 ', the clock is unreadable) I guess I don't love my thermometer that much. I thought there might be an aftermarket that would fit.

Thanks for the reply!


I read somewhere that this one will work and it matches the other gauges pretty well.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/VDO-Vision-Elec ... 9a&vxp=mtr

As for the altimeter, The face which has the numbers on it sets on top of the needle and the center knob turns the face. I think you turn the face to set the thing relative to the needle but I'm not really sure. I know mine and several others I have looked at have the needle in the same place as the one on ebay. The face turns pretty easily so I just always assumed it was designed to do so.




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