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Unread 03-03-2005, 08:57 PM   #1
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cluster voltage gauge showing wrong voltage.

I've had the entire charging system checked, everything is above 13.5 volts...but the guage in the dash varies...daily actually.
I read in an odd post somewhere, about cutting a trace on the back of the cluster and wiring the guage directly to the alternator?


anybody remember this?

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Unread 03-03-2005, 11:01 PM   #2
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I have the link at work. If someone doesn't post it before tomorrow I will.
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Unread 03-04-2005, 12:05 AM   #3
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i was driving the other day from SC to NH... during that snow storm.. around NJ i got alot of slat spraying all over me and i think it messed up my Alternator... and my gas guage... my alternator when under load would show the volts running down to almost 9 and everything would dim.. i hit it with a can of electronics cleaner and has since stoped and appears to run fine.. but my gas guage is still messed... will not read right... says 1/2 tank all the time unless you fill it up the it says full and SLOWLY trickles back to 1/2
i think the salt water on the road shorted something out...
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Unread 03-04-2005, 10:13 AM   #4
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This site was linked here before and it might help you. The guy has some pretty good articles about electrical stuff.
http://www.olypen.com/craigh/electrical.htm
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Unread 03-04-2005, 01:06 PM   #5
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busted link?
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Unread 03-04-2005, 04:58 PM   #6
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Works when I click on it... Hum, I don't know.
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Unread 03-04-2005, 06:31 PM   #7
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that's weird, mustve been an internet-burp ....working fine now! Thanks!



that site was certianly helpful, but not quite what I was looking for, any other vounteers of information?
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Unread 03-12-2005, 02:44 PM   #8
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If the voltage is good, at 13-14volts at the battery, but not the gauge, and your lights are real dim, etc. check your ground strap. Look along your firewall until you see a braided cord. It should be in the middle attached to the firewall and back of the block.
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