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fuel gauge wire???? dont have one on sending unit???

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by TIGHTWORK82 K5, Oct 17, 2002.

  1. TIGHTWORK82 K5

    TIGHTWORK82 K5 1/2 ton status

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    I can not find a place to connect a wire on top of the fuel tank for fuel gauge. (82 k5) there is a pink wire going back there but nothing there to connect it to. guess I will have to drop the tank for a better look, just filled it too damn it. any help would be awesome. /forums/images/graemlins/1zhelp.gif
     
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    The pink wire has a rubber end on it much like a tiny spark plug boot. It goes on the steel nipple..see exploded view...

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    ok, cool and that is a negative connection correct?
    the wire was hooked to the tag lights but they never worked. I found the right connection for them in the back got that hooked upthen I was thinking the pink lead was the fuel wire, it carried no voltage. I checked it to ground with and without the key on. I then put it to that nipple and gauge did nothing (it is all the way past full)
    I might try to run the wire dirrect. I traced it to the back of the fuse pannel. hell it may not be the right one! /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif
     
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    hey thanks for the pic by the way. good job!

    the black line is ground??
    pink fuel lead???

    I also found a ground back there. its not hooked up either
     
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    Yeah, the black wire is actually crimped into the sending unit and grounds to the frame.

    No prob on the pic, happy to give back to the CK5 community...
     
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    The pink wire IS essentially direct, pegged full is an indication that there is no ground as I recall.

    Dorian
     
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    hey thanks for the help got it working for the first time since i bought it. /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     

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