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March 28, 2010, 4:24 pm

Ed C
 

Question: looking for a short in wiring for oil gauge

I have replaced the sending unit then it blew fuses finally stopped working . took it to an electrical shop for auto and they want $300 to start on it . being retired Ican't afford that .Have you any suggestions on what to do or where to look for the short besides rewiring the whole under dash if it is there


March 30, 2010, 7:41 pm

Tyler O
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Unfortunately finding wiring shorts can be extremely time consuming. You'll need a multimeter and some wiring diagrams at a minimum if you were to do it on your own. You'll also have to know how to read wiring diagrams and test circuits etc.

Have you tried replacing the gauge itself? Most electrical issues are actually the component - not the wiring.

Otherwise, if it's not effecting your ability to operate the vehicle it might just be best to live without it.


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