XJ6 & XJ12 Series I, II & III 1968-1992

Lazy gauges, why???

 
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Old 01-18-2012, 03:59 PM
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Just checking why the aux gauges in my Series III are slow/low. Mainly the fuel tank level and ammeter. Fuel tank gauge is slow to swing around and seems to read a little low when the tank is full and the ammeter is very slow and reads under 13V even though I can check the battery and I have well over 13, if not 14V.

Just curious. Car is running great so it's not slowing me down, but if there is something I can do to remedy the situation that would be nice too.

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Eric
 
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i would guess a kinked wire or defective ground wire...i've seen all sorts of issues with mine...i even had issues with my leaking windshield letting water in that would short the dash gauge lights...
 
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water leaks through mine too=lazy
 
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The gauges could be perfectly dry and and good working order and still be lazy. Frankly, I've never seen/driven a Ser III that didn't have lazy meters to one degree or another.

You can go thru cleaning connections, checking wires, etc etc....maybe you'll find something but I wouldn't get my hopes up

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DD
 
 
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