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Old 01-31-2009, 12:24 AM   #11
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thanks i hope that works, ill keep you updated
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hey i ran out and took the sill off both sides of the doors and checked it out mine looks different than in the pics, i have several wires on both sides coming out of the wires running along the car, and they are bolted to the frame of the car so i take it that would be the buss ? i think i need a manual any info on a online manual ?
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hey i found them on both sides of the car and i took them apart they where not dirty buti cleaned them anyway. put them back together and still nothing the fuel gauge still cycles when you start it and goes back to empty. now if i cycle the key back and forth a couple times the fuel gauge will not cycle it will go to the emtpy line and stay there, any ideas ?
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The best manual you can get is a FSM Factory service manual for your year/car.

I don't have a FSM for your year, but I think there'* a ground under the dash somewhere. Anyone else know where this would be?
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what year do you have?
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i have the 2000 FSM in front of me and I see 2 possibilities, the ground bus on the drivers side that if you pull back the plastic trim that covers things just to the left of the hood release, took mine off and didn't see anything corroded, and the same thing on the passenger side, I could not get that trim off and it was cold lol, the whole instrument panel is grounded together I'm pretty sure so one gauge not working might be the cluster itself, for the oil PSI its a common issue to have it go on you, new sensor needed there
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yeah when i took the plastic of both sides there where ground wires comming out of there and bolted to the door pillar. on both sides. is that what you mean or next to the hood release latch under the dash ? i dont mean to sound confused but i am. i just cant beleive that it does not work
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Trust me, a corroded ground can do funny things, and I don't mean funny ha ha. You got the right guy on the job. He'll get ya all fixed up. If need be we will get a small write up with pictures to help you out.
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yeah i can take pics of what i found on mine, and you can say yes or no if thats it or not
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