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Exactly what should the fuel gauge needle read when my fuel light comes on in a 98 hyundai excel? It is coming on about 10 milimitres before it even hits the E when my uncles hyundai excel reaches the E his comes on and he can drive his below the E before he runs out of fuel. What would my problem be fuel sender or does the fuel light run another sensor?

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Hi, your fuel light is working as it was designed to, in order to give you some time to get to a gas station , like if your out on the freeway in the middle of nowhere and you were not paying attention to fuel gauge your fuel light would remind you that you have about 40 miles plus or minus to go before you are out of fuel but why find out, even when it is on E you might have a gallon or so left, it's all to help you from running out of fuel, a good rule of thumb is to not let it get below 1/4 tank and that way you will never see your light come on or run out of gas, and it's also good for in the tank fuel pumps ,I keep mine on on the full end.

Posted on May 24, 2011

  • robbie_82582 May 24, 2011

    Thanks for the reply my friend doesn't really answer my question though. My uncles hyundai's fuel light comes on at the E mark and he can drive it below the E line without running out of fuel. I would like my light to come on at the E so i know i have about 40 or 50 kms left before i will run out like his does.

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    1percentclub May 24, 2011

    Hi, your question was : what should gas gauge read when the light comes on?..... what would problem be? my answer: it's should read exactly where it reads now, before it gets to E so you can have a fair amount of time and mileage to get gas...... you have no problem. Thanks!



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