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First real road test! Didn't go to plan!

 
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Old 07-04-2019, 09:22 PM
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Slightly off-topic, sorry, but since you've got the cluster out, can you confirm if that is actually wood, or just imitation grain? I suspect the latter quite strongly.
 
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I then realized there is a single wire sensor behind the first sensor. Is that the one that the gauge reads from?
Yes. The other sensor is for the fuelling control.
 
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Old 07-04-2019, 11:14 PM
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Slightly off-topic, sorry, but since you've got the cluster out, can you confirm if that is actually wood, or just imitation grain? I suspect the latter quite strongly.
It's imitation. Same with the X300 saloons. All the other wood in the cars is genuine.
 
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Yeah definitely fake wood coating on plastic. Of course one of the things Iím seeing is that it could be a grounding issue, which can possibly be remedied with cleaning of the contacts on the printed circuit, and a ground wire! Of course I didnít see that until after I put everything back together! Smh!
 
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Old 07-05-2019, 02:40 AM
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Huh. Fake wood. Suspected as much. Bit cheap of them, frankly. Thanks, anyway.
 
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Yeah and mines actually getting small "dots" on it if you look closely at it. I decided to tear the cluster out again and cleaned up my contacts and went ahead and added a ground andÖtemp gauge still doesnít work! Also itís decided to rain off and on. Drrrrrrrrrrrr
 
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Welp I bought a IR thermometer and after a 4 mile drive itís reading right about 190f on the upper radiator hose and thermostat housing, so I think its ok. Unfortunately now my oil gauge is pegging to the right. Smh! I know they are on the same ground so I am wondering if itís still a ground issue.
 
 
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