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I HAVE A COLT 2.8 DIESEL TURBO CLUB CAB. MY TEMP GAUGE IS NOT WORKING. ON THE TEMP SENDER THERE IS TWO WIRES. WHEN I EARTH THE ONE WIRE THE TEMP GAUGE IS GOING FULLY UP. MY QUESTION IS WHAT MUST THE OTHER WIRE HAVE DOES IT NEED A EARTH FROM THE BATTERY OR DOES IT GO SOMEWHERE ELSE THANK YOU

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Dear Sir,
We can do one thing is that if temp meter goes up after wire connected to earth ,then please replace temp sender unit it will solve your problem, normally there no necessary for 2 wire at temp sender unit, if it is factory condition wire then let it be , if not then any technician had done that for other issue,replace sender unit your problem will solve 100%.
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