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Old 01-02-2005, 09:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Temp gauge reads with lights on

My temp gauges pins when I turn on head lights (no key in ignition) when I start the car it seems to read normal but not really sure if itís correct, has this happened to anyone else not sure if itís the gauge, ignition switch, or a dreaded short some where, and if I take the wire off the sender it still pins when I just put the lights on
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Old 01-04-2005, 08:22 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Temp gauge reads with lights on

that never happened to me but i do know that all the stock gauges are terrible
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Old 01-04-2005, 03:24 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: Temp gauge reads with lights on

Im wondering how the gauge reads under th following conditions?

1.) engine is runnig, with the lights off
2.) engine is not running, with the lights off
3.) engine is running, with the lights on
4.) engine is not running, with the lights on

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Default Re: Temp gauge reads with lights on

Mine jumps about 1/4 of a peg when the lights are on. I really want to keep the interior looking stock, but I've already lost my tach and the fuel gauge refuses to top off. I agree that the stock gauges suck after years of use.
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temp gauge is fine under all condition except when lights on key off
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Default Re: Temp gauge reads with lights on

My fuel will not go to the top and the temp jumps about a needles width, with the lights on also. When I got my car, the oil gauge was very low. I put a manual gauge on it and the oil presure was great. I removed the cluster and took it apart and put the white gauge backing and a 140 speedo, reset all the gauges and they work great. I am still going to go with manual gauges in the near future. Just dont trust the factory ones and read to much bad about them on here.
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temp gauge is fine under all condition except when lights on key off
so if it works with the key on, i would not worry about it
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Smile Re: Temp gauge reads with lights on

My 93 lx 2.3 5 speed did the same thing too don't know why nothing bad happened to me it always read accurate when i was driving it
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