2012-08-07 15:12:58 UTC
There's power to the gauge's black and orange wires.
I pulled out the fuel gauge and found the black ground wire going into the back of gauge was too short to allow the gauge to come out all the way.
But I did find that the orange +12 VDC wire that runs along with the black ground wire through the gas tank was broken right at the bottom of the gauge tank cup receptacle leaving no wire stub with nothing to work with to splice in an extension.
Looking at the bottom of the gauge itself, it appears that the wires go into the housing and are attach to the printed circuit board out of sight.
I have two questions:
1. Are the three wires (orange, black, and yellow/white) soldered directly to the printed circuit board in the gauge housing? If so, is there a way to open the housing without breaking it to replace or at least have a bit more room to splice-in a length of wire on each?
2. Do the black and orange wires at the bottom of the fuel tank's gauge receptacle providing 12+ volts and ground to the gauge feed through the gas tank in any kind metal tubing? Or do the wires that enter the gas tank at the bottom and run up to the gauge receptacle sit exposed in the gas tank?
The only thing I can figure out is that I might have a bad fuel gauge, but it's certain I have to run a new pair of black and orange electrical power wires up through the gas tank for the fuel gauge.
Thanks in advance for any fixes, tips, suggestions on fixing the fuel gauge.
Manjo 2002 LowRider