Fuel Gauge Does Not Work and High Beam Indicator Light in Reverse

5

Asked by Jun 07, 2014 at 06:12 AM about the 1994 Toyota Tercel 2 Dr STD Coupe

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

94 Toyota Tercel Instrument Cluster, Fuel Gauge does not work and The High Beam as well as the Seat Belt lights are in reverse. When High Beam on ... No Light when Off ... light ON even when you turn the elec OFF. Seat Belt indicator light on only when seat belt is secured.

3 Answers

41,815

Did this just start or did you buy the car recently and it's new to you? Usually if you have a total instrument panel melt down, the easiest thing to do is pull one from a salvage yard and replace the whole thing. My daughter has the same problem with her '92 Volkswagen. It's a tiny 10 amp resistor on the back of her cluster. Her fuel gauge, temp, high and low beam lights don't work. It's either replace cluster or tear into the old one and replace the resistor.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
5

Bought the Car used, but it's the weirdest thing I ever encountered. Instrument Panel is the only thing screwed up. Actual Low and High Beam Work it's just the indicator lamp. Took it apart today, replaced some lights and checked the Fuel Gauge. Gauge works with actual power going to it. Seen indication of Two Diodes and Ceramic Capacitor, no resistor. Replacing a New Cluster cost too much to justify, and while getting a used one brings up the question does it work and how long till it fails, let alone the odometer not showing the vehicles true mileage.

41,815

If you still have it apart, try bending the capacitor up or the diodes. Other guys say if you bend them to a 45 degree angle, it will start to work again. I have never looked behind a Toyota cluster, but the Volkswagen diode is held on by just one screw and a three prong plug. You can just change the diode not the entire cluster.

Your Answer

Tercel

Looking for a Used Tercel in your area?

CarGurus has 32 nationwide Tercel listings and the tools to find you a great deal.

ZIP:

Toyota Tercel Experts

  • #1
    tropikalpirate
    Reputation
    240
  • #2
    98DAK
    Reputation
    220
  • #3
    Js08016
    Reputation
    140
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Toyota Corolla
784 Great Deals out of 53,912 listings starting at $1,200
Used Honda Civic
755 Great Deals out of 69,406 listings starting at $1,000
Used Toyota Tacoma
573 Great Deals out of 44,301 listings starting at $2,200
Used Toyota Camry
928 Great Deals out of 80,593 listings starting at $1,440
Used Honda Accord
1,025 Great Deals out of 57,888 listings starting at $1,099
Used Toyota 4Runner
275 Great Deals out of 22,871 listings starting at $2,300
Used Toyota Paseo
6 listings
Used Toyota Pickup
94 listings starting at $4,495
Used Toyota Supra
62 listings starting at $5,995
Used Toyota Celica
5 Great Deals out of 306 listings starting at $1,850
Used Toyota Land Cruiser
11 Great Deals out of 1,016 listings starting at $5,995

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.