How to remove fuel gauge from 1963 t bird


Asked by Neil Dec 10, 2020 at 01:18 PM about the 1963 Ford Thunderbird

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Ive checked the sender OHMs  so possibly ok,  The wire from the dash to
sender is  3 Volts so the gauge is dead or need the contacts checking so how
can i get to see it or remove it to see the contacts i assume either the  gauge is
the problem the garage put a new constant regulator in as the dash lights and
generator lights were  out

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I've got to the gauges uncovered but I still need an answer, where do the two wires go to on the CVR I assume one goes to the fuel gauges to deliver about 5 volts but where does the other wire go and how do I test it thanks for the help so far


thanks, GA you mentioned a fuze to the CVR or one before the CVR where is this? all the fuses on the main fuel block are ok except one One strange thing ( may or may not be connected to the problem ) at the main fuse block by the passenger door one fuse which in the manual states "CLOCK" has 12 volts running through it and as such blows fuses quickly Thanks for the info, if in the meantime, if I run a 12-volt live wire to the INPUT terminal of the CVR is there a way of checking for that pulsing you mentioned while 've got the CVR on view, It just occurred to me that that 12 volts showing on the main fuse block could be part of the problem, I've got the actual clock out to see tge CVR and the clock main wire is now not connected however the two lights work so the earth sounds ok. any suggestions

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GA you say there should only be a pulsing light on the sender wire how do I test that, presumably one wire on the sender and the other ??? earth) I'm aware i need to use an analoge meter thanks for helping

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could I test the CVR if I take it out of the car so that it's on a bench? i.e. 12 volts in and an analogue on the output to ?? Earth to see the pulsing light this was a new CVR recently so i need to know if ive damaged it thanks

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