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Snowflake Symbol - Left Dash Pod Screen

Quick question - today I noticed a snowflake symbol appear at the bottom of the left side gauge pod screen, below the temperature and clock. Anyone now what this is? I looked in my owner's manual but it does not make any reference to it. Thanks!
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Must be a cold day in Texas.

That symbol is a warning that the ambient temperature is at or nearing freezing. The intent is to let the driver know that the car may be a little loose...
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+1--haven't seen it on the Evora yet, but it shows up on the Audi outside temp display when the temp dips into the 30s. It amounts to a warning that black ice may form.

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Got it, thanks!!

Yes, a cold day in TX for sure - about 36 degrees when I went out!
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It warns at temperatures below 40F.

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It is the ice mode symbol. Lots of Elige drivers wished they had that symbol when on track. It warns you that you will not have any brakes when approaching the next turn

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Wow, thanks. I just saw this yesterday here and was about to dig out my manual and look it up.

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I haven't seen any car in the last 10 years that did not have this indicator. You guys must live in a warm world.
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It means you are driving the car like it was meant to be Everywhere LOL
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I haven't seen any car in the last 10 years that did not have this indicator. You guys must live in a warm world.
I wish I lived in a warm world. It's seven below right now. I drove my Evora on plenty of 20-40 degree days before putting it up for the winter and never saw that symbol. My Z has a symbol that says "ICE" when it's 39 or less. My Xterra doesn't have anything.

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I saw this over the holiday week. I noticed it would chime and come on when outside temps reached below 40F.
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Yup, came on for me last week when it hit 40. Of course this only happens when I'm coming through the canyons in the wee morning hours because it's never less than 40 anywhere else around here.
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Quick question - today I noticed a snowflake symbol appear at the bottom of the left side gauge pod screen, below the temperature and clock. Anyone now what this is? I looked in my owner's manual but it does not make any reference to it. Thanks!
On page 66 under Ambient Air Temperature Display.

It took me a while to figure out the reason for the chime - did not sound all of the time since it was temperature dependent.

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This whole talk reminds me of how much I hate winter anymore.

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Ah! Thank you. I was wondering what the random chime was

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