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Re: New gas gauge does not work
glennj3 #1343830 Mon Jan 27 2020 02:49 AM
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This post might help.

Is you truck 6v or a 12v conversion?


Tim
1954Advance-Design.com [1954advance-design.com]
1954 3106 Carryall Suburban [stovebolt.com] - part of the family for 49 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic [1954advance-design.com] - part of the family for 15 years
Z-series (54/55) GMC 350 (2-ton) COE [1954advance-design.com] - now part of Dave's family
- If you have to stomp on your foot-pedal starter, either you, or your starter, or your engine, has a problem.
- The 216 and early 235 engine are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler. [chevy.oldcarmanualproject.com]
Re: New gas gauge does not work
tclederman #1343844 Mon Jan 27 2020 04:58 AM
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The extra bulb might be the one for the ignition switch.

Re: New gas gauge does not work
glennj3 #1343876 Mon Jan 27 2020 02:36 PM
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There is a bulb in the ignition switch mount. Check that to see if your extra bulb goes there.

Kent


1937 Chevy 1/2 ton
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Re: New gas gauge does not work
glennj3 #1343885 Mon Jan 27 2020 03:28 PM
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I’ll look , I pulled the ignition switch out to make room to put the speedometer back in. I didn’t notice anyplace foe a light but I’ll look again.
I don’t think that wire will even reach the ignition switch.


1953 Chevy 153A, 3/4 ton, 4 stick in the floor. Not original engine, has a strait 6 chevy engine with a Ford Carburetor.
Re: New gas gauge does not work
glennj3 #1343904 Mon Jan 27 2020 06:57 PM
Joined: Sep 2001
Posts: 29,847
ace skiver


Tim
1954Advance-Design.com [1954advance-design.com]
1954 3106 Carryall Suburban [stovebolt.com] - part of the family for 49 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic [1954advance-design.com] - part of the family for 15 years
Z-series (54/55) GMC 350 (2-ton) COE [1954advance-design.com] - now part of Dave's family
- If you have to stomp on your foot-pedal starter, either you, or your starter, or your engine, has a problem.
- The 216 and early 235 engine are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler. [chevy.oldcarmanualproject.com]
Re: New gas gauge does not work
glennj3 #1343910 Mon Jan 27 2020 07:44 PM
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The 47-53 ignition switch bracket has a hole to snap a light in. Not on switch itself. John


1949 gmc 1-ton
Re: New gas gauge does not work
glennj3 #1343919 Mon Jan 27 2020 09:07 PM
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Re: New gas gauge does not work
glennj3 #1343920 Mon Jan 27 2020 09:12 PM
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Posts: 29,847
ace skiver
Is that your YouTube video, DADS50 - nice - thanks.


Tim
1954Advance-Design.com [1954advance-design.com]
1954 3106 Carryall Suburban [stovebolt.com] - part of the family for 49 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic [1954advance-design.com] - part of the family for 15 years
Z-series (54/55) GMC 350 (2-ton) COE [1954advance-design.com] - now part of Dave's family
- If you have to stomp on your foot-pedal starter, either you, or your starter, or your engine, has a problem.
- The 216 and early 235 engine are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler. [chevy.oldcarmanualproject.com]
Re: New gas gauge does not work
tclederman #1343922 Mon Jan 27 2020 09:23 PM
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Thanks

Just a quick video showing the location of the bulb, I think i made the vid the show the no key function on some ignitions, but is shows the instrument bulb also.

Re: New gas gauge does not work
glennj3 #1343930 Mon Jan 27 2020 11:24 PM
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The ignition switch light holder must be an extra add on?

Regarding the gas Gauge🙁😮. This one is new, it does not move no matter what I do (ground the tank wire, the gauge is grounded). I connected my old new gauge to power and touched the sender to the tank gauge and it moved to full. I connected my electric gauge the same way and it read full. My tank is over 1/2 full. I can’t believe this new gauge does not work. I have two new gauges but I thought I burned one up. It did not work when I had it in the instrument. Now it does outside of the instrument.
I just hate to remove the whole instrument to replace the fuel gauge again! I want to make sure it is a bad gas gauge before I remove it again.

Thanks for your assistance!
It has power and the sender wire has continuity.


Last edited by glennj3; Tue Jan 28 2020 12:52 AM.

1953 Chevy 153A, 3/4 ton, 4 stick in the floor. Not original engine, has a strait 6 chevy engine with a Ford Carburetor.
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