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Had a bad voltage regulator in my '70. Took out a few lights and the fuel guage before I diagnosed and fixed the problem. Its not the sender, its the actual guage that has gone bad.

Can this be fixed without having to replace the gauge cluster?

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Yes, easy, the entire gauge cluster comes outta that bezel from backside with 4 1/4 inch hex head screws, then the obvious from inside...somehow I bet that gauge not bad....just a loose/unplugged wire or a gauge fuse....something like that...

all yo need do is ground or unground the gauge wire and check meter deflection from full up to full down....the sender is 90 ohm max resistance...I forget which way is which though....goes 90-0

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If the gauge is faulty you may be able to fix it. Open it up and take a look, the works are operated by a coil of fine wire, what usually havvens in this case is the wire opens up like a fuse. Solder it back together and you should be good to go
 

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Joe,
You have to pull the whole thing out and then you can go into the back and pull the gauge. If you buy a new one or used be sure the numerials are green. They changed to white in 72. They are avail from most places. You might want to get a quartz clock conversion as well. They work real nice, I put one in my 72 and it's dead on time all the time.
 

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You have to pull the whole thing out and then you can go into the back and pull the gauge. If you buy a new one or used be sure the numerials are green. They changed to white in 72. They are avail from most places. You might want to get a quartz clock conversion as well. They work real nice, I put one in my 72 and it's dead on time all the time.

A clock that WORKS?? NCRS would be offended....

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How do I pull the center bezel? We did it so long ago I dont remember....

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Gary, drove by in the vette a few times this weekend, didnt see any action in the garage... what gives? and whats that beast covered up in the driveway?
 

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Center Bezel:
2 screws in the top, 2 on the sides and 2 under the console, be carefull, they are brittle
 

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Joe,
The bezel comes out by removing the 2 nuts under the radio into the console. A couple of screws along the sides and one into the dash pad. Be careful as these break at the thinnest point in case of impact.The bezel out and the wires disconnected from each gauge and nylon line to the oil gauge you can replace the gauge and lense.

I'm in New Haven all the time, working on some posi cases for Carlisle.

The car in the back yard is a 56 210 that's my brothers.
 
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