THE TEMPERATURE AND GAS METER DOES NOT WORK

  • Tiny
  • Mikkie
  • 1988 Toyota Corolla
  • 550,000 miles

The temperature and gas meter does not work. The moment the car is switched on the temperature goes as high (needle goes past red - shows north). The gas meter jumps all over - no real idea on the actual usage of gas. I took the car to a mechanic, he checked and said it is definitely the clock and need to fix this. Can I fix it myself? Need guidance please.

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012 AT 4:48 AM

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  • Tiny
  • DrCranknWrench
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  • 3,458 posts

It sounds like a problems in the instrument panel itself and it will need to be replaced. That is tough and you can break trim panels getting the instruments in and out. It is best to have someone else have the liability of breaking any trim panels as they are not cheap and break easily.

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Tuesday, November 20th, 2012 AT 5:38 AM
  • Tiny
  • Mikkie
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Thank you

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Tuesday, November 20th, 2012 AT 5:57 AM
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  • DrCranknWrench
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Your very welcome. Come back anytime you need help again.

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Saturday, November 24th, 2012 AT 3:34 AM

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