Hi PROTECH1980. Happy Tuesday to you. I was still typing while you were posting. This isn't the common sense circuit we're used to but the service manual isn't clear on its operation. Well, I should qualify that. According to the service manual 5.0 volts is applied on the dark blue / white wire and a varying voltage comes back on the black / light blue. If there's no voltage on the black / light blue, the sending unit would have to be open. I'm second guessing that because they use the black / light blue as a ground wire for all of the sensors and there will not be more than 0.2 volts on it. If my thinking is right, grounding the blue / white wire as you suggested will make the gauge go either full or empty. It would be good to measure the voltage on that wire first before grounding it. If there really is 5.0 volts on it, grounding it might make the gauge move to the other extreme but to be safe, use a small 12 volt light bulb to ground it. That way if it really is a 5.0 volt supply for other things nothing will be damaged by grounding it.
Wednesday, March 16th, 2011 AT 2:03 AM