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My Fuel gage is also down on mine

I am looking for a used meter assembly to put in. Did you get your fixed or replaced?
Let me know at my e-mail address.
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They sometimes work if you lightly sand the contacts with fine emery cloth and spray them with electrical contact cleaner. Short of that a new unit is in order. Check out www.roadstarclinic.com for more info.

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I changed mine out to a used one and then replaced it with a new one in 45 days because the used one did the same thing

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