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How to Fix a Stuck Fuel Gauge

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A stuck fuel gauge on your vehicle can not only be annoying, but also require you to keep track of how many miles you’ve driven since your last fill-up to prevent you from running out of gas. A fuel gauge works through a series of electrical connections from the sending unit to the gauge cluster, and when one of these connections malfunctions, so does the fuel gauge. With a few basic tools and a lot of patience, you can troubleshoot the problem yourself and avoid a costly repair.

Step 1

Turn the ignition on and off a few times, and watch the needle on the fuel gauge to see if it moves. If it doesn’t, you most likely have a blown fuse that needs to be replaced. The fuse box will either be located under the driver’s side dash or in the engine compartment, so consult your owners manual to pinpoint the location so you can replace the fuse.