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Strange temp gauge

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by K10bolts, Mar 21, 2005.

  1. K10bolts

    K10bolts Registered Member

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    I have a strange problem with my temp gauge in my 83 K10. The gauge only registers when the key is in the off, or accessory position. If I turn it to run, the gauge zeros out. I'm really stumped.:crazy:

    Anyone have any suggestions on where I should start my troubleshooting?
    Thanks, Matt
     
  2. MarcS

    MarcS 1/2 ton status

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    Sending units bad.
     
  3. dyeager535

    dyeager535 1 ton status Premium Member

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    You can unplug the sending unit wire, with the key in "run", ground the wire. Gauge should peg out if that is all ok.
     
  4. K10bolts

    K10bolts Registered Member

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    I have tested the sender and it is good. The problem is somewhere else in the circuit. I will have to check the wires and the circuit board under the dash I guess.
     

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