No gauges work ???

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No gauges work ???

Post by okie mopar » Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:49 pm

Just bought this 74 Ghia and none of the gauges work in it. He had put a new gas tank and sender in it so it may be a ground on it. They is not a lot of chopped up wires on it, so I think it is maybe some where I don't to look. I'm not much on the wiring. So any info. will help. Thanks

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Re: No gauges work ???

Post by Marc » Fri Dec 08, 2017 4:56 pm

There are two types of fuel gauge used by VW, the "thermal" and the "balance-coil". MOST 'Ghias use the latter, but late`73 and all `74 use the thermal. I mention this because if the P.O. replaced the sender he may not have used the correct one for your gauge. Here's a comprehensive discussion of both setups from Speedy Jim's site. http://www.speedyjim.net/htm/fuel_ga.htm

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Re: No gauges work ???

Post by okie mopar » Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:57 am

I can wiggle the little box on the back of the gauge and it will work

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