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Old 07-09-2006, 05:00 PM
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I have installed complete wire harness in my 67 Camaro and am in the process of hooking up. My question is, I have installed the console gauge package and so far oil, amp, and clock work. I have no fuel gauge movement and with the key off the temp gauge pegs beyond H but drops to cold when key is on. I can hook things up and do some trouble shooting but have to admit I lack knowledge in the whys things aren't working. Any suggestions for where to start checking would be appreciated. By the way, all gauges and wiring is brand new. Thanks
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Doc here,

Go to the tank and look to see the sender wire is hooked up..AND the tank has a proper bonded ground to a frame rail.

If it is, remove the sender wire and watch the gauge..It should peg in one direction, Then ground the Sender wire, It should peg in the other Direction.

If you have that, the gauge is operable, and the sender wire is Good,

Pull the sender and replace.

If you can't get the meter to respond try the same test right at the gauge..If it moves then, your wire is cut or not connected..If it does not move, check power to that gauge..If that is good, replace the gauge.

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