I removed my dash carrier and cleaned all of the internal parts including the fuel guage. When I reassembled it, the needle was pointing in the same place it was before removal. Once I started the car, the needle went all the way over and pointed to the right which is about an inch past the full mark. Any ideas what I did? Is it broken or can I fix it? [img]graemlins/clonk.gif[/img]
That says very high resistance in the circuit (as in the sender wire not connected to the gauge), assuming you didn't work on the sending unit at the tank. Make sure the wire is connected at the gauge, the cluster is grounded, and the instrument panel harness pigtail to the rear body harness connector is firmly connected. [img]graemlins/thumbsup.gif[/img]
How embarrasing! Stinks being a newbie sometimes. I did not realize the fuel sender was wired through the trunk. I removed the interior rear harness to paint the trunk and floors. I Just went out to hook it back up and looks like that wire is separate from the tail light bundle. Not sure where the fuel sender goes to in the dash and my chilton book does not show it. Anybody know?