Re: 1968 Base Camaro: Gas guage, dealer-installed clock, cig. lighter
Lighter: if the above does not work, reach behind the dash, unplug, grab ahold of the barrel/retainer and unscrew it. Body should fall out the front/interior side of dash.
Gas gauge: gauge is showing an open in its circuit - ground wire for sending unit is on the pass side tank support underneath the car. You might have to take the screw, 5/16 inch hex head, and wire brush the body and terminal, make sure the ground wire is attached to the s/unit, and reattach. You can ground the tan wire, after unplugging from the s/unit, and check the gas gauge to read empty. If needle is pointing to 3 o'clock, the meter movement may be past the coils inside the gauge and need alittle persuasion, like removing inst cluster and shaking it to bring it back. Another tip, hook up the s/unit, go to the drvr kick panel and find the body harness connector. Find the tan wire, disconnect the connector and measure resistance to ground of the tan wire, s/b 0-90 ohms, 0 empty, 90 full.
Claock gets battery power. Inside clock is a solenoid kicking in every 20-30 seconds to wind the mainspring, no audible clicks, no windup of spring. Have clicks, no clock,, bad spring or corroded clock - its how old?
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