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Fuel Gauge

Post by Guest on Wed Mar 30 2011, 15:34

Hi,

I had......still have issues with my fuel gauge, as many do, no longer works. I have had the sender changed and put a new stabiliser on, but it still does not work.

Is there any advise on what else I could try? Could it be the gauge itself?

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Post by Liam on Wed Mar 30 2011, 17:13

Maybe change the speedo to see if thats at fault?
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Post by Grizzly on Wed Mar 30 2011, 20:09

Possibly if you have changed everything else then yes possibly the gauge is at fault . .. do you know the wiring is good Question
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Post by Guest on Wed Mar 30 2011, 20:28

I don't? and wouldn't know where to start to be honest. I had a look in the Haynes, but couldn't find much in there. Would there be a fuse for it as well or would that be for the whole unit i.e spedo as well?

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Post by Liam on Wed Mar 30 2011, 20:37

Wouldnt have thought there would be a fuse for the wgole speedo because its mechanical. Been a while since the bug was on the road but ill see what i can dig out
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Post by Liam on Wed Mar 30 2011, 20:41

Heres fuse diagrams not sure what year your bug is?

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/archives/info/wiringt1.php
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Post by Guest on Wed Mar 30 2011, 20:52

Sorry should have stated, I have a 79 Bay

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Post by Liam on Wed Mar 30 2011, 21:22

Sorry thought you were on about late bug! Cant help im afraid! Maybe just check all the wires are on correctly? What exactly is the fault the gaufe doesnt work or is intermittent or innacurate?
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Post by Guest on Wed Mar 30 2011, 21:24

It doesn't work at all. Might see if I can swap it over with my mates and see if that works?

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Post by Grizzly on Wed Mar 30 2011, 22:16

Wiring wise you want to get a digital meter and see if your getting voltage through it or buzz the wires out . . . try just putting an earth on the gauge too it could be that!
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Post by Tone & Linz on Thu Mar 31 2011, 00:09

Your fuel gauge fuse is Number 11 which should also have your indicators, alternator and oil pressure lights going through it. If they're working then just check the cables (specifically the terminals at the back of the fusebox, they can be broken but look intact from a distance).

Agree with Daz get a little multimeter that will take the guess work out of what's working and what isn't. You can get a cheap one for under £5.00 that are reliable.

A lesson I have learned is just because you replace something with new never take for granted that it works! I had a problem with a brake switch and after 3 duds the 4th one worked.

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