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Old 05-21-2004, 04:42 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi, My 94 320 coupe has a problem with the fuel gauge..
Even with a full tank of fuel the gauge points to zero with the reserve light on??

Can anyone suggest how i could fix this?

Your help is much appreciated!!


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worst case the floater has broken, best case the wire attached to it is bad. Also check the fuse.
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Fuse means often short-circuit = wiring or floater
Damaged gauge
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Hehe, you said "floater".

If the preceding doesn't fix it, maybe a bad connection to the gauges.

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or perhaps you had the keys in the ignition while filling-up. This happened to me -- it would register correct and then peg at zero with the warning light on. After a while it goes correct but this kept on for weeks. Always take key out before filling. Is your problem constant or intermittant?
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Cheers Guys, Im gonna take it down the garage to have it checked out -hopefully won't cost too much..

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