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Old 05-08-2014, 12:23 AM
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Hello everyone! I have 99' Ram 1500 4x4 5.9L and here's my issue. When I removed the instrument cluster to check a bulb, my fuel level was less than a quarter tank and when I replaced the cluster the fuel gauge now reads maxed out full. Any thoughts on what happened, could I have fried the gauge?

I did a search of the electrical forum and only found 1 thread for gauge reading max full and it suggested bad gauge.

What I have done: removed and replaced cluster several times but did not effect any changes (All other gauges and lights work flawlessly). I disconnected the battery (nothing, still pegged full). even took my finger and moved needle to empty and as soon as I let it loose back to full. I will disconnect at tank tomorrow to check connections on that end.

Thank you in advance for any suggestions or testing procedures.
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If the only thing you touched was the cluster and after putting it back you have this issue it must be cluster related. Are you sure the connector was seated back properly into the cluster? Do the pins look oxidized at all?

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All cluster connections are straight and oxidization free.

For some freak reason the fuel gauge gave up the ghost. I replaced it with one from local salvage yard and the new to me gauge works like a charm.
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Glad to hear your all fixed!

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