Fuel gauge not working properly

Tiny
L TIATOM
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  • 2011 HYUNDAI I20
  • 1.2L
  • 4 CYL
  • 4WD
  • MANUAL
  • 65,000 MILES
Tank is fully filled.

Recently, my vehicle's fuel gauge is sometimes gets stuck at half mark but never to zero mark.

Reinsert the key as well as resetting by removing the battery doesn't work.
The gauge sometimes shows full, sometimes halfway.

Even when the key is removed, sometimes it stuck at halfway or full mark. This is very surprising!

There is about 1 v at the wire of the fuel sending unit which shows voltage is okay. For 12 v, it will be fuel empty. On voltage reading, fuel system is okay.

Why this issue happen intermittently especially when key removed?
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Saturday, November 21st, 2020 AT 3:23 AM

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Tiny
KASEKENNY1
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Just so I understand, when it gets stuck half way, even when you shut it off, it does not drop to the left? You have an analog (needle) gauge and not a digital gauge correct? Can you get a picture of this? We don't have your vehicle here in the USA so I don't have specific details on your vehicle but this is normally caused but the needle itself just getting stuck in that position.

I attached the wiring diagram from the USA version of your vehicle and it shows basically the same thing you are seeing. The level sensor is a float in the tank and when full, the voltage is low, when empty it gets closer to 12 volts. This is a direct feed to the ECM and cluster where the cluster just displays this voltage on the gauge.

Next tie it happens, try getting a picture of it and then try tapping gently on the cluster and see if the gauge will move. Clearly this would confirm that it is just the needle sticking.
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Saturday, November 21st, 2020 AT 6:30 AM

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