Check gauges light

Tiny
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Thanks! But question how would I properly test the cluster? And or gas gauge? Should I disconnect the battery while I am testing it? The battery was disconnected during the sensor-float test.
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Monday, March 19th, 2018 AT 11:55 AM
Tiny
KEN L
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Yes, the battery does not matter because it is an ohms test. With the sender plugged in move the float up and down and the reading should vary like it does in the video. If so the cluster is bad (gauge stepper motor). Here is a stepper motor kit that I recommended to another guy:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0743G91G9/ref=as_li_qf_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=2carprcom-20&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B0743G91G9&linkId=c34265bdccd14ecf623eda8aa7e587e2

You can just replace the gauge motor and you should be all set.
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Tuesday, March 20th, 2018 AT 4:04 PM
Tiny
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Oh I see, but I am still not sure on how to test the cluster if it is plugged into the car itself with battery disconnected with the sender plugged in. How would I test it? I am testing the ohms on the cluster? Gas gauge? Sorry just trying to understand what you mean, sometimes texts can be miss understood.
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Tuesday, March 20th, 2018 AT 4:15 PM
Tiny
KEN L
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No problem. It is difficult to test the gauge without a signal generator, which is basically a sender. Let test the cluster power and grounds. Use the wiring diagrams on the previous post. Lets get this fixed!
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Tuesday, March 20th, 2018 AT 4:27 PM
Tiny
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Yes, getting this issue fixed would make my day. So before on your list you said test the pink wire? Said it is always a hot wire? Which one is the ground and if I am testing it on ohms what kind of reading should I be looking for?
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Tuesday, March 20th, 2018 AT 4:50 PM
Tiny
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Hello, having issues with the gas gauge not working rather going through all the wiring. I just went out and bout a universal gas gauge to hook up near the dash. The fuel gauge I bought only has two wires to connect. Can you tell me how to hook this up to my car? Is there a wiring diagram to the fuel pump?
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Friday, July 6th, 2018 AT 8:43 AM
Tiny
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My apologies, I the fuel level gauge I bought has a connection for three wires the sender unit wire, ground, and 12 volts. I just need help wiring this to my car so that it works. I am not sure of the colors of the wires to the pump, but I believe it is three wires. I need to know which is which and the best way to hook this gauge up to my car so it works properly.
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Friday, July 6th, 2018 AT 9:30 AM
Tiny
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Here is what the gauge looks like.
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Friday, July 6th, 2018 AT 9:34 AM
Tiny
KEN L
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For the cluster you need to test the black and black and white wire for ground. For the gauge which might work use the power ground and signal wire from the sender.
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Friday, July 6th, 2018 AT 9:57 AM
Tiny
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Oh okay, the black and white wire on the actual gauge? Those two are the wires for the bulb it pulls right out to replace the bulb.
What wires should I hook the gauge to on the car?
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Friday, July 6th, 2018 AT 10:05 AM
Tiny
KEN L
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The black and black and white was to check the cluster grounds. The wires must be connected to the spade terminals it should say on the back of the gauge which wire goes to what use the wiring diagrams to see which is the fuel sender wire.
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Saturday, July 7th, 2018 AT 10:01 AM
Tiny
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Update: So I found the wires to make the gauge I bought work. Here is what I did: I located the purple which is the sender wire the grey which is the power and black which is the ground connected the wires exactly ran it through the car all wires tucked away nice and neat and the gauge it working great. Thank you for all your help it is much appreciated!
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Saturday, July 7th, 2018 AT 7:17 PM
Tiny
KEN L
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Good to hear, please use 2CarPros anytime we are here to help.

Cheers, Ken
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Friday, July 13th, 2018 AT 4:41 PM

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