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Discussion in 'VR - VS Holden Commodore (1993 - 1997)' started by CameronTom, Feb 5, 2018.

  1. CameronTom

    CameronTom New Member

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    Hey,
    Having a problem with my fuel guage;
    sometimes when I get in and start the car up the fuel guage will have a reading/work but other times it wont even get a reading at all.

    any idea what I can have a look at to fix this up.

    Thanks,
    Cam :)
     
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    BlackVXGTS Well-Known Member

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    Had a similar problem with my wife's VS Clubsport. Just had to tap on the glass in front of the gauge (note spelling) a few times to get it working. Can't remember how often that happened, but the problem hasn't reappeared for the last four years.
     
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    okay, thank you i will try that out.
    hopefully that will get my gauge* working
     
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    Theres a couple small voltage regulator inside the dash cluster that controls various gauges. The solder joints on the printer circuit boards crack after years of travel in a car. Its a pretty simple fix, open up the cluster and re-solder the board. Mine did the same thing, did that and viola, all sorted.
    Pretty sure there is a how-to on here to assist.
     
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    Heh mine requires a decent whack on the top of the dash to bring it up sometimes - same with the temp gauge. But in my case I think the gauge's lubrication has gone a bit gummy, as they never drop down again once they're up. Speedo does it too occasionally but less often.
     

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