Need to test water temp gauge and wiring - Team Camaro Tech
Electrical & Wiring Troubleshooting electrical.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Feb 7th, 18, 12:30 PM Thread Starter
Probationer
Larry
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Denver, CO
Posts: 8
Need to test water temp gauge and wiring

My 69 Camaro console water temp gauge is not reading anything. I grounded the wire from the sender (as recommended in other posts) with the ignition switch in the on position, and the gauge needle does not move at all. I assume that is telling me that the problem is either a bad gauge, or my wiring at the gauge is wrong. I installed a new wiring harness and console with gauges as part of my restoration. Is there an easy way to remove the gauge cluster from the console without removing the whole console? The Tremec TK600 transmission prevents me from getting to the console nuts under the floor pan to remove the console. If there are any other things that I need to check to solve this problem, please let me know. Thank you.
larry williams is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old Feb 7th, 18, 04:54 PM
Super Moderator
Bess-68's rule
 
Everett#2390's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: Va Beach VA
Posts: 31,864
Garage
Re: Need to test water temp gauge and wiring

Ensure there is some voltage at sender with wire disconnected.
Ensure sender body has a good contact (ground) with engine/intake.
With wire disconnected at sensor, measure sensor terminal to ground; high ohm value, say above 5K ohms = cold reading.
Substitute a 0-5K variable resistor to sensor wire at sensor and with lesser resistance dialed in, gauge should read closer to hot.
Ensure gauge is getting IGN or ACC voltage and the gauge itself has a good ground about its case and terminal.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Console schematic.jpeg
Views:	26
Size:	46.6 KB
ID:	204226  

Give a man a rescued dog for the health of both their souls. May 2017 ROTM Winner - Thank you!
'
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
CUBS - 2016 World Series Champions - Thank you, Joe Madden Ö enjoy your next chapter.
Everett#2390 is offline  
post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old Feb 15th, 18, 11:23 AM Thread Starter
Probationer
Larry
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Denver, CO
Posts: 8
Re: Need to test water temp gauge and wiring

Thanks for that information. Does anybody know if there is a way to remove the gauge cluster from the console, without removing the entire console from the floor pan?
larry williams is offline  
 
post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old Feb 16th, 18, 05:46 PM
Tech Team
Donnie
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Windsor, Pa.
Posts: 59
Re: Need to test water temp gauge and wiring

It can be done. You will need to remove the cover for the shifter. Then remove the bolts holding thhe gauge pack into the console. If the front bolts are too tight you may not be able to get it out. It takes some playing around to get the gauge pack out. I only make the front bolts tight and slide the gauge pak in and then tighten the back bolts. It does not move around after that.

Camaro Donnie
1969 RS/SS Black 4 Speed Camaro Coupe
390 Gears with 410 CI small block
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Camaro Donnie is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Team Camaro Tech forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address.
NOTE we receive a lot of registrations with bad email addresses. IF you do not receive your confirmation email you will not be able to post. contact support and we will try and help.
Be sure you enter a valid email address and check your spam folder as well.



Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome