Post Number: 1
|Monday, July 18, 2011 - 6:49 pm |
|I recently took note of the instrument voltage regulator repair shown in http://earlycuda.org/tech/gauge-convert.htm |
which showed how to use a solid state Radio Shack voltage regulator to replace a damaged voltage regulator contained inside the gas gauge. However, it was noted that because of the presence of the existing voltage regulator the gauges (gas and temp) wouldn't read properly. The cure is to open the gas gauge as described in the article (above) and disable the existing voltage regulator. Rather than damage the unit or cut anything, the best way to do that is simply to insert an insulator (plastic, rubber, whatever) between the points of the internal regulator, and then just wire the solid state regulator externally in parallel with it as discussed in the article. Just make sure the insulator is firmly attached in place so it can't move. Then reassemble the gauge and reinstall the instrument cluster. The solid state regulator is now the only regulator in the circuit and the gauges should work properly, providing they aren't otherwise damaged.
Post Number: 103
|Tuesday, July 19, 2011 - 6:27 pm |
|Yup did mine by the Chuck Rivers method. Works great.|
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