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Posted: Fri Mar 23, 2007 1:34 pm 
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Duel Fuel EL Falcon Gli, fitted with some aftermarket setup.
The meter on the dash is made of 4 green leds and 1 red one, but has long had problems with flickering on/off etc. Now it won't even light up at all.

On the unit in the dash it has 5 terminals: Ground, Sender, Petrol, Gas, 12v
And i have 4 wires, Brown, Red, White, and Red with a black stripe.

Is there any chance there's a wire gone missing or something? because 4 wires and 5 terminal is strange. which wires should hook-up to which terminals?

Is there any affordable way to simply replace this?
My friend has a tickford lpg system on his auIII that switches the petrol level over to gas when you switch.
I was considering a similar integration but would assume it'd be the more expensive path?

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Posted: Fri Mar 23, 2007 2:06 pm 
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best bet go to a lpg shop and get a replacenmt from them :)

 

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Posted: Fri Mar 23, 2007 2:34 pm 
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any idea of a rough price?
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Posted: Fri Mar 23, 2007 4:06 pm 
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Some switch/gauges are around $100. Dont know about the price for yours. I would have a good look for a loose wire before going further though. Which terminal is spare?
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Posted: Fri Mar 23, 2007 4:52 pm 
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I have the same unit, with the 5 terminals, green leds and one red, etc. I also only have 4 wires on it - so that sounds right.

 

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Posted: Fri Mar 23, 2007 5:42 pm 
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twr7cx wrote:
I have the same unit, with the 5 terminals, green leds and one red, etc. I also only have 4 wires on it - so that sounds right.

Me 3, on the EF that is.
From memory the 5th is only a double terminal to the one next to it.
It would help knowing what area of Melb you are from so we could send you to someone close.
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Posted: Fri Mar 23, 2007 6:40 pm 
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Posted: Fri Mar 23, 2007 7:54 pm 
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whats the switch look like

is the style that goes in the dash on the same little panel as the demister or is it a little black box with a switch mounted separately onto the dash?

and i would say you would need all five wires for the switch to work right...

also if its just the guage playing up it could be the sender on the tank

 

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Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2007 9:07 am 
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u can interface it with your fuel gauge if u like .is it just up were your demister is? u just put a relay in your fuel gauge wire from your tank will try to get the wireing diagrame if u like. on any for before ba u can inteface the lpg gauge.u will need wire a new gas tank gauge to give it the same resistance as your fual gauge which is a 2- 176 and a 5 pin relay.
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