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Gas gauge on hewescraft boat stopped working. I determined it was bad float in tank. I replaced with new float I had in garage. It appeared to work until I bolted everything down. Now the gauge is dead. If "F" is at 2 o'clock position and "E" is at 10 o'clock position, the needle is hanging at 6 0'clock position is Dead ! Did I fry the gauge ?? Anything will help

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  • marliss_gruv Oct 02, 2010

    There is a decent possibility that when I installed the new sending unit in the tank I may have touched posts to the wrong wires. I believe this would probably fry the gauge. How is a good way to check for short in the gauge wiring ?

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Not likely - it's probable that when you bolted in the float got stuck. Take everything apart and test it again - if the needle still stays there then yes, the gauge spring failed and the unit is dead. Before you replace it check the wiring for shorts, otherwise the new gauge will be fried instantly.

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  • Azrael SRL Oct 02, 2010

    Just connect it to a battery, thru a fuse of course - it should go straight to the max/F. If it doesn't then it's dead.

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