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Old 08-21-2009, 09:48 PM   #1
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Brake Light Circuit Fail, Fuel and Temp Gauges fail

In the process of attempting to reset my service interval light after an oil change I have accidentaly grounded pin 4 instead of pin 7. A bit of smoke came out and the end result is No brake lights, fuel gauge reads constantly empty and orange light is on(sometimes it shoots the needle up to the true value left in tank sometimes less) and no engine temp gauge working. I've checked fuses and relays everything seems to be in order. What should I start with ?
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Old 08-22-2009, 09:26 AM   #2
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i have a similar problem... just the gas tank gauge and the temp gauge goes up and down... up and down... then reads the correct one once a while... then up and down again...
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Old 10-11-2009, 11:01 AM   #3
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Turns out I managed to somehow blow my fuse that controlled all those gauges but only blew it half way, the fuse was reading for continuity with a meter but it just wasnt right so i changed it out and everything came back to normal, like i said though the fuse didn't look blown but it was causing all the gauges to act messed up.
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Old 10-13-2009, 09:24 AM   #4
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I have that fuse problem all the time when water leaks into my tail light (it doesn't fit tight) That fuse, I forget which number but its top left in the fuse box if your standing at the side of the car, controls brake lights, fuel gauge, temp gauge and cruise control. It's a pain in the ass when it goes out!
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Old 10-13-2009, 12:11 PM   #5
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Hehhe yeah I'm so happy, I shorted the wrong pin in the connector where u reset the service n oil change n boom those lights went out. I thought I fried some wires cuz the one I was using to short it to ground got pretty hot lol, thankfully everything worked out
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