Are you a do-it-yourself'r?
There are a couple ways you can fix this yourself.
Some people claim to have success using a magnet to draw the gauge needle around (counter-clockwise) until it gets back into the proper range.
Others recommend drilling a tiny hole in the clear dash cluster cover and inserting a bent paper clip to flip the needle over. They then either plug the hold with a rubber plug or leave it for the next time it flips open.
A third method involves taking the plastic cover off the gauge cluster and flipping the needle over with your finger and then reassembling.
The magnet wouldn't work for me, so I resorted to that third method. But any time your get a loose battery connection or disconnect the battery, the problem may happen again. I wanted to put a permanent fix in place.
Forth method. I opened it up, drilled a hole in the cluster panel, and put a stop pin on the full side to match the factory pin on the empty side.
In 2003 and later BPAs the factory installed a full-side pin, if that tells you anything.
Thursday, December 17th, 2009 AT 8:04 PM