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I have a Toyota Echo 2004 , the fuel tank indicator on the instrument panel stop working even if the car is completely full the ligth is on , indicating low fuel.

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There is a flotation operated sender inside the gas tank, which provides information to the gauge.
Either your sender has died or become corrupted by taking on gas, or the gauge has died. Probably easier cheaper and faster to have the gauge checked out at a dealer than to pull the tank out. Might be a common problem on that model or year. Ask a dealer service department how much to figure it out.

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