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PostSubject: Low fuel light not coming on?   Tue May 21, 2013 1:57 pm

When the key is turned, the light comes on during the self checks. However, the light fails as a warning once the needle goes in the red.

Already run out of gas once thinking I had enough to last me. Very aggravating night.

Any ideas of hand on where to look?
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PostSubject: Re: Low fuel light not coming on?   Tue May 21, 2013 2:09 pm

Think the sender just has a 1 wire 0-90ohm so any wrning must be cluster related?

I always go by mileage...cuz I get a whopping 15MPG consistent.. Mad

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PostSubject: Re: Low fuel light not coming on?   Tue May 21, 2013 2:55 pm

It's a strange issue given that it lights up upon key turn.
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PostSubject: Re: Low fuel light not coming on?   Tue May 21, 2013 3:03 pm

The light is triggered by the cluster sensing the resistance, must be an issue in the cluster itself.
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PostSubject: Re: Low fuel light not coming on?   Tue May 21, 2013 7:49 pm

Hmmm. Might be related to my hi beam indicator staying on...
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PostSubject: Re: Low fuel light not coming on?   Wed May 22, 2013 12:44 pm

Running until the light comes on is a good way to learn how much fun dropping the tank and replacing a fuel pump is.
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PostSubject: Re: Low fuel light not coming on?   Thu May 23, 2013 3:29 pm

Fishah wrote:
Running until the light comes on is a good way to learn how much fun dropping the tank and replacing a fuel pump is.

I know, self lubricating, blah blah.

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