The temperature gauge on my Rav 4 2000cc 3 door sticks in one position whether the ignition is on or not. I removed the gauge which is integral with the dials and spayed it with electrical contact cleaner, and now it falls back to zero when the ignition is turned off (some improvement). However if I gently tap on the dashboard where the gauge is with the ignition turned on the needle will move to the correct position when the engine is at working temperature. A new gauge is (wait for it) £750.00. So the question I would like to ask is, could I apply some silicone lubricant on the needle shaft at the rear of the gauge or would this cause damage?
Any help would be appreciated.
have the same problem?
Friday, September 6th, 2013 AT 11:33 AM