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Re: fuel gauge;water in headlight
>At 02:36 AM 1/19/1999 EST, Matt wrote:
>>>>>>>I am having some strange problems with the fuel gauge in my 90 200 tq.
>>Intermittently the gauge will stay on empty and the low fuel warning light
>>will come on when I start my car. No matter how much gas I have in the car,
>>the gauge won't work until the car has been turned off for a while. Any
>>suggestions out there?
>............Matt, maybe the sender isn't able to sense the fuel level
and/or send that information to the ECU. That seems to be what you are
saying. Now all we need to do is figure out why it can't sense the level
and/or send the proper signal. Since I don't know how it works, I can't go
beyond this point, or suggest a correction. I could hypothesize that it has
something to do with the integrity of the conducting wires and grounds
between the sender and the ECU. Or maybe the sender itself is failing and
unable to send a reliable signal.
>>>>>>I also have condensation in one of my headlights. Any
>>suggestions on how to remove the water? Thanks in advance!
>.................................When mine did this, I figured a headlight
with the water in it had a leak somewhere, and since I didn't know how to
find the leak and fix it, I better replace the headlight. So I put a
message on the list to that effect, and bought a good used one for about
half the new price. It has been OK and is still dry.
>If you know how to find your leak and fix it, I can tell you how to dry
out the moisture. In a warm garage, on the room temperature car, you shine
a heat lamp on the offending headlight lens, and then blow dry the inside
of the lamp by using a hair dryer through the hole that takes the
replaceable bulb. Or, you can hook up a vacuum sweeper hose to the bulb
hole, using a home-constructed adapter tube. this allows you to vacuum out
the offending moisture as it is vaporized by the heat lamp on the other
side. Either method leaves you with a dry, leaky lamp if you haven't found
the moisture source.
>Good luck. Maybe someone else can fill you in on how to find the source of
>>Matt Jackson <Sounder99@aol.com>