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2 Problems.Turn signal arm will not reset.Fuel gage is always on

I have 96 Civic and the turn signal arm will not turn off by itsself. My fuel gage is stuck on full. I purchased the car as is and it runs fine, but I have to monitor my miles.

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There is a clicker thing that cuts the switch off when you turn the wheel it must be broken. Fuel gauge is controlled by the sending unit in the gas tank. thats a pain to replace, not to mention having to breathe gas fumes the whole time you do it. some cars you have to pull the tank and others you just have to take out the back seat and pull off a panel.

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