Originally Posted by wj
I have no idea about the 00+ bonnes tho, but i imagine if its not going back maybe its the same design?
I believe the gas/temp gauges do return to a resting condition on the far left in the 00+ cars. The gauges "sweep" whenever you start up the car.
Originally Posted by BillBoost37
This may be an electrical issue starting up in the car. I would check the main ground to engine block (free) and the connector at the sensor before I buy and install the new one.
Where would I find the main ground? What should I check for, continuity I presume?
Surprised that no one else has had this happen (or perhaps hasn't seen this thread).
Here is what is interesting... when the gas gauge "incorrectly" reads empty, I don't get "check gauges" or "ding ding ding"
When I shut the car off last night, the temp gauge stayed at 70 degrees. When I drove to work, the gauge started out at 70 degrees and went to 270 degrees (it'* as if it started at the position where it left off). I shut off the car and the gauges went to resting position.
When I left the office today, both gauges didn't leave resting position. When I got home, I turned off the car, then turned it to accessory, and both gauges went to the right position.
I think this is going to drive me nuts. Perhaps I am too stupid to diagnose this and should just take the car to the dealer