Thats my suspicion as well Tex. General wiring looks good so its down to filter unit or instrument dial. The rest of the dials are ok so hopefully thats the one. Will likely go for a complete removal so I can fully inspect.
Hi Tex - replaced Filter Housing and Pump now (put in new filter so not totally wasted time) and still have a dead gauge. Checked all wiring in footwell and re-made the earth 2 > 1 connection. Have ordered a 2nd hand instrument panel as a last resort. Stumped now.I doubt it's your fuel gauge, you can test it in system check I think it's 2.0 combi test
Hi Tex - I was previously getting code 2 and am now getting code 3. First number is showing 270 (presumably faulty) and second number shows 220 which seems about right for the amount of fuel in the tank.Have you checked the fuel gauge in the combi test ?
Hi Tex - i havent done that yet but I can see that neither fuel reading has changed after driving around 100 miles. I’ll do that test & I have been given a loan of another instrument panel to try. Given that both sides are changed - if an instrument panel swap doesnt fix it, it only leaves wiring. Ive undone the tape and been all over it but couldnt see an issue.It must be a wiring fault, remove connector from the top of the pump (passenger side) and take another fuel level reading.
thanks - I’ll have a look for that. I bought it as a project and everything is fine just now except the fuel gauge. Will keep at it!Have you tested the instrument panel/gauges ? I'm sure i posted how to do this in previous posts. You need to test the wiring connections with a multimeter, a simple continuity test. This morning i have been repairing a seized handbrake cable on the wife's mini....... i hate these little ferking cars!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Hi Tex - I tried the test menu 2.0 tonight and while the test runs all the lights it doesnt move any of the dials (except the rev counter).thanks - I’ll have a look for that. I bought it as a project and everything is fine just now except the fuel gauge. Will keep at it!
hi K3fus - yeah it looked ok but I remade the connection on a screw terminal just to make sure but thats hasnt fixed it unfortunately.Check the loom by the passenger's rear footwell (RHD car). Look for the earth wire where the single wire to the dash is joined up with 2 wires (1 for each sender).
It's a crimp connector and wires get loose even if they look secure pull them. Easy to fix, so worth checking, especially if the dash test shows 1 sender normally and other other not (full if I remember).
k3fus - just for clarity are those wires brown? The ones I am referring to were right in the rear passenger footwell and were brown, connected by a rubberised (yellow) crimp. I replaced that crimp with a screw terminal connector (also tested ignition with the wires just twisted together which also didnt work).hi K3fus - yeah it looked ok but I remade the connection on a screw terminal just to make sure but thats hasnt fixed it unfortunately.
Yeah - I cant find any test other than 2.0 Combi Test. I ran that last night and it lit everything up and moved the rev counter needle but didnt move the Speedo, oil gauge or fuel gauge.I'll word it a little better: it is a single test in that every gauge will move and every light will illuminate on the instrument cluster