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#1 nbw

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Posted 29 November 2021 - 01:46 PM

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Hi all

I have an issue with both the Temp and Fuel gauge's not working

 

I have cleaned both the connectors on the fuel tank and the temp sensor.  But i am still not getting any feed back in the gauges.

 

For both not to work makes me wonder if there is something i am missing.

 

Anyone able to point me in the direction to look at?

 

Photo of the dash below.

 

Can i ground the black and green cable going to the fuel sender to see if it goes to full?

The car has sat for a long time, with no fuel in.  Not sure if that helps identify where the issue is

 

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Posted 29 November 2021 - 06:52 PM

I'd say the Voltage Stabaliser is karput.



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Posted 29 November 2021 - 08:42 PM

Hi
Thanks for the reply.

I have opened the dash up and tried to find the voltage stabilizer but I cannot. I am assuming it's built into the dash cluster dials and not easily accessible?

Thanks
Nick

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Posted 29 November 2021 - 10:33 PM

Hopefully I recall this correctly - pretty sure it was on here - the older smiths gauges had a separate VR  plugged into the circuit board but the later ones (NipponSeiki - ?) have VR built into the dial I believe - not sure what the fix is for the later ones though sorry

 

I bet someone else will respond with a bit more help...



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Posted 29 November 2021 - 11:54 PM

Hopefully I recall this correctly - pretty sure it was on here - the older smiths gauges had a separate VR  plugged into the circuit board but the later ones (NipponSeiki - ?) have VR built into the dial I believe - not sure what the fix is for the later ones though sorry

 

I bet someone else will respond with a bit more help...

 

Thanks for bailing me out !

I know they have a Regulator, but I am not sure where they are, it makes sense though that it would be inside the assembly somewhere !

There's a fix here;-

 

https://www.theminif...tage-regulator/

 



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Posted 30 November 2021 - 08:04 PM

Thanks both.  Looks like the fix i needed!  Parts ordered!



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Posted 30 November 2021 - 10:18 PM

That's the correct fix that Spider linked, some of the part numbers may now be superceded but a decent parts Advisor should still cross reference

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Posted 07 December 2021 - 09:21 PM

I am having a stinker with the guide chaps

 

I have been able to remove the temp voltage unit from the cluster

but i am unable to undo the brass nut to break the contact as part of the guide linked in the post above.  Correct me if i am wrong, but i am to break the current at the bolt

 

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Its becoming a tad frustrating as i cannot apply too much pressure as i feel i will damage the unit.

 

Any suggestions?

 

Thanks

Nick


Edited by nbw, 07 December 2021 - 09:24 PM.


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Posted 08 December 2021 - 12:13 AM

From the guide it seems to states to block the contact at thr brass nut/bolt and he used electrical tape (black blob wrapped around the brass in one image). So nothing about undoing the nut, just "breaking" the electrical contact. I'd use something better than e tape, as that tends to age poorly. A bit of heat shrink would be better i'd think.

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Posted 08 December 2021 - 08:24 AM

The nut will be welded to the brass arm so that the screw can be used to adjust it.Try removing the screw and sleeving the contact?Steve..

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Posted 08 December 2021 - 09:45 AM

That's a vibrating contact.

Just gently push them apart a little and slip some tape between them, than let them go to hold the tape captive.






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