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  • Mayra Casta Feb 08, 2012

    I have a 2000 Honda Civic and the fuel indicator on the dashboard does not turn on when the fuel tank is low. What should I check?

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This is almost always caused by a defective fuel level sending unit inside the fuel tank, replace it.

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