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Newbie Questions: Voltage Gauge Problem

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by gnihcraes, Oct 28, 2006.

  1. gnihcraes

    gnihcraes Registered Member

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    Any help is appreciated!
    K30 Crew Cab, 350, 4spd.
    Recent tune up - plugs, wires, cap, rotor, module.
    Voltage Gauge is now dead?:(

    Altenator is fine, output is 14+.

    The plug on the altenator was pretty bad shape, so I installed a new one just to make sure connections were good.

    I've temporarily installed another voltage gauge, all seems good. Have driven it a lot and have no issues with lights, or voltage problems, all seems to charge well.

    Is it dumb luck that it quit working or did I do something wrong somewhere?

    Thanks, Kelly
     
  2. dyeager535

    dyeager535 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Voltage is read off the fuse panel (via the printed circuit board on the back of the cluster) so it's unlikely as easy as the wiring connector on the back if the other gauges are working properly. But it also shouldn't have anything to do with what you just did, this is of course assuming you aren't talking about an earlier ammeter.
     
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    imiceman44 1 ton status

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    Pure bad luck and coincidence.
    Had the same thing happen to me a couple of times.
     
  4. gnihcraes

    gnihcraes Registered Member

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    Thanks for the info. It seems to have quit working after I did the mini tune up - but I hadn't been under the dash or anything during that day. All other gauges are working well. O'well. I guess I'll look into a replacement when I get time to tear it all down and do some testing to make sure it's nothing else.

    Since I'm new here and have other questions - should I just keep posting a new topic for each item? Thanks, Kelly.
     
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    imiceman44 1 ton status

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    Each topic a new thread.
    that way people will know by browsing quickly what they have answers to.
    Also try searching on your questions, most questions have been asked and most likely you will find your answer in the matter of minutes without waiting for anybody. :D
     

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