The gas gage is giving no reading, how do I fix this?

Tiny
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I went to a chevy dealership and got a fuel pump and changed it myself. After I was done I noticed that the gas gage wasn't giving me a reading. What do I do to fix this?
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Wednesday, September 28th, 2011 AT 11:37 PM

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Tiny
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Assuming it worked before you replaced the module, it could be the connector, which is a real problem, or the dash unit.

Have a shop do a sweep test on the fuel gauge to confirm.

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Wednesday, September 28th, 2011 AT 11:42 PM
Tiny
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When you say connector what do you mean? Can I fix it myself?
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Wednesday, September 28th, 2011 AT 11:47 PM
Tiny
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The connector that you disconnected for the fuel pump. It has a long history of bad connections. Was there a replacement kit when you got it?

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Wednesday, September 28th, 2011 AT 11:56 PM
Tiny
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If the gauge worked before check the gauge fuse. If ok the sending unit is faulty.
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Thursday, September 29th, 2011 AT 12:23 AM
Tiny
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Where is the gauge fuse?
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Thursday, September 29th, 2011 AT 12:33 AM
Tiny
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And no there was no replacement kit when I got the fuel pump.
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Thursday, September 29th, 2011 AT 12:36 AM
Tiny
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Its marked in the fuse panel or owners manual. You need to check that they have power on both sides of all the fuses.
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Thursday, September 29th, 2011 AT 12:58 AM
Tiny
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The end kit is in most module replacements. It replaces the body harnesws side of the connector.

Ask the parts house you got the pump from if they can get it for you. If not, the dealer carries it.

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Thursday, September 29th, 2011 AT 1:02 AM
Tiny
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What is it labeled under? Would the fuse that I would check or change be in the fuel pump fuse? Also, what happens if there isnt power on both sides?
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Thursday, September 29th, 2011 AT 1:05 AM
Tiny
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The fuse is marked on the fuse cover. It would be for the pump. There is no fuse just for the guage but the dash fuse covers all gauges.

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Thursday, September 29th, 2011 AT 2:42 AM
Tiny
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I will try that in the morning, thank you for your help.
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Thursday, September 29th, 2011 AT 2:59 AM
Tiny
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Good luck
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Thursday, September 29th, 2011 AT 3:04 AM

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