A couple of electrical Q's

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A couple of electrical Q's

Postby BillyBob780 » Tue Apr 25, 2017 11:13 pm

Hi folks
A couple of elecrical q's ... as i work my eay througb my new purchase.
The temp gauge does not work.. i replaced the sender ( well I hope I did ) i changed the sensor nearest the engine blocki in the pipe of two sensors. The gauge did not read when bridged either. Is there owt else before i start looking for a cluster? Talking of clusters there is no illumination on any of the gauges when the side lights etc are on .... where do I start ?

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Re: A couple of electrical Q's

Postby Jerry Atric » Fri Apr 28, 2017 8:19 pm

I may be wrong in this but I think the temp gauge is signalled by the small sender which is further away from the block. Panel lights? well, i guess its worth checking the individual bulbs, but unlikely they would all blow I suppose. Continuity of the flexible back panel of the dials ?



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Re: A couple of electrical Q's

Postby BillyBob780 » Fri Apr 28, 2017 8:46 pm

Do you know where it is ? I thought it was the one in the hose ?

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Re: A couple of electrical Q's

Postby james butler » Thu May 04, 2017 10:52 pm

If your not getting the gauge to go to max when earthed then either you have the wrong sensor and wiring or your clock is dead/ wiring is loose or damaged.


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Re: A couple of electrical Q's

Postby mr.brown » Fri May 05, 2017 7:44 am

If the gauge and instrument lights aren't working I would suspect the voltage stabilizer on the back of the instrument panel
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Re: A couple of electrical Q's

Postby BillyBob780 » Fri May 05, 2017 8:59 am

Ill have a look see cheers

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Re: A couple of electrical Q's

Postby unknownmale » Fri May 05, 2017 9:38 am

There are a few checks I would try before condemning the cluster, Check continuity between the sensor and the cluster for a start, a brake in the circuit or corrosion would cause this issue and is the most likely. There should be close to no resistance between these points.


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Re: A couple of electrical Q's

Postby mark1gls » Fri May 05, 2017 10:13 pm

Have a read of Briano1234 post, 2nd post in thread to find out how to test the voltage stabiliser, some useful links in the post that may also interest you. He's from the USA so some things are slightly different on USA cars.

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