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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Sep 1st, 14, 06:53 PM Thread Starter
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Tach, Radio, and Fuel Gauge issue

Hi Guys,
I found myself back here a few weeks ago because the dash lights stopped working, well turned out that the dimmer switch was turned all the way down by one of kids!
Anyways, Right after that the radio stopped working at the same time as the tach as well as the fuel gauge. All of the other gauge lights work as well as the rest of the console cluster gauges.
I assume it's a ground issue? I checked the one by the high beam, the radio ground, and fuses.
I might have to take the speedo cluster out and look from there, unless you guys have a better suggestion I am missing?
67 RS convert with 4 speed and console gauges.
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Re: Tach, Radio, and Fuel Gauge issue

Well before you go pulling the dash apart check the fuses first for continuity across the gap. If the fuse is good, but no power on one side or the other ofd the fusr holder you have a broken lead behind the fuse panel. If you have power bridging both sides of the holder and they are not rusted out and you get power across the bridge the issue is some place else, more than likely grounds or broken wire at the gauges.

The radio if factory should be grounded direct tot he frame by the ashtray support. The gauge cluster uses a strange paperclip looking device and is prone to failure in 67-68's. Most folks add a real wire ground and attach it to the frame. Search here and you will see a few different methods of grounding the instrument carrier.


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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old Sep 24th, 14, 12:27 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Tach, Radio, and Fuel Gauge issue

Well, I found the issue with the radio, got that fixed.
But the tach and the fuel still won't work.
Is there a way these are tied together? I ran a seperage ground from the fuel to the center console frame support. No help.
I took the guages out and looked at the back and it all looks fine. Even checked the ground above the high beam indicator, no luck....
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Re: Tach, Radio, and Fuel Gauge issue

Yes they all feed off the same power circuit so jump 12 volt from the cigarette lighter circuit tot he gauge and see if it reacts.


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Re: Tach, Radio, and Fuel Gauge issue

So if I remove the console and run a 12 volt jumper to the fuel gauge and it works I can have some certanty thatits a bad fuse/fuse block?

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Re: Tach, Radio, and Fuel Gauge issue

Yes.


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