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 Post subject: Fuel gauge always full
Posted: Wed Sep 01, 2010 8:10 pm 
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i jsut upgraded the low series dash to the high series (fairlane dash) and everything works excepts the fuel gauge that just reads full dose the ghia/fairlane dash require a different sender? or is my gauge stuffed?
i have a few clusters that the fuel guages do work is it possible to swap the guage over?

 

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 Post subject: Re: Fuel gauge always full
Posted: Wed Sep 01, 2010 8:17 pm 
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if it shows full always on one cluster but then reads accurately on others it means that one cluster is screwed

 

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 Post subject: Re: Fuel gauge always full
Posted: Wed Sep 01, 2010 8:17 pm 
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maybe you have a self filling tank....wouldnt that be nice.

but i would think an earth on the sender...can make it read full.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Fuel gauge always full
Posted: Wed Sep 01, 2010 8:29 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Fuel gauge always full
Posted: Wed Sep 01, 2010 8:31 pm 
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now if you wanna change a fuel gauge from one cluster to another they have to be from the same series - low, mid or high. they won't interchange. they are different sizes

 

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 Post subject: Re: Fuel gauge always full
Posted: Wed Sep 01, 2010 8:36 pm 
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yeh so i noticed, looks like a trip to the wreckers and an hour sitting in a car getting the thing out or they will charge an arm for the whole cluster

 

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 Post subject: Re: Fuel gauge always full
Posted: Wed Sep 01, 2010 8:39 pm 
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nah the cluster should be like $44

 

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 Post subject: Re: Fuel gauge always full
Posted: Wed Sep 01, 2010 8:43 pm 
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ahh you know anything about how the door ajar system is wired in?

 

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 Post subject: Re: Fuel gauge always full
Posted: Wed Sep 01, 2010 8:48 pm 
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nah not really. just only EA and EB1 Fairmont Ghia's and higher options had it

 

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 Post subject: Re: Fuel gauge always full
Posted: Wed Sep 01, 2010 8:58 pm 
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whats about the cruise set up on them? from the gli to putting one in?
iv posted in a few threads but your the only one to reply

 

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Posted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 10:05 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Fuel gauge always full
Posted: Tue Sep 14, 2010 11:54 am 
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WILDEB wrote:
if it shows full always on one cluster but then reads accurately on others it means that one cluster is screwed


God you can be a tossa sometimes.

Did it occur to you that the wiring could be different and the fuel signal could be on a different pin... Which it is.

These gauges generally only go full deflection when they have no signal applied to them.

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ahh you know anything about how the door ajar system is wired in?


Big job. Quite a few parts required and a fair bit of extra wiring.

Its a combination of:

http://www.fordmods.com/documents.php?d=45

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http://www.fordmods.com/documents.php?d=73
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 Post subject: Re: Fuel gauge always full
Posted: Tue Sep 14, 2010 2:23 pm 
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hi yeh i worked out the door sensors all except the boot earth because the boot light and interor light looms have been joined somewhere to run the stupid alarm system and it earths when the interior light comes on any idesa or would it jsut be easier to run a new power line to the boot light (from the amp lines in the boot already)

also the line in for the (power/econo) switch colour is different to the guide

the fuel guage i think it could be stuffed as iv followed the guide on te cluster change and the only one left is the yellow and green and on both clusters its the fuel sender wire

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 Post subject: Re: Fuel gauge always full
Posted: Wed Sep 15, 2010 9:48 am 
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ford383f wrote:
the fuel guage i think it could be stuffed as iv followed the guide on te cluster change and the only one left is the yellow and green and on both clusters its the fuel sender wire


Yes, thats correct. But you did note its on a different pin?
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Posted: Wed Sep 15, 2010 11:01 am 
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yeh i cut the plug off and resolderd the wires in the workshop book for the fuels guage wiring on the low series it states the yellow/green wires comes from the "FUEL SWITCH" but on the diagram for the high series digitle cluster it shows it as "FUEL SENDER"
dose the sender in the tank use a different voltage in the gli/s-pack to the ghia/lane models could this be why its reading full?

 

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