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I have a 2002 Kia Sportage and the gas light stays on about half dim now all the time. I have 120K on it and it flickers brighter when the gas gets low. Any Ideas?

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    I had the same problem. I ran my tank almost dry one time and then my light stayed on dim all the time. When the tank was almost empty the light would get brighter. This lasted for about a year then it fixed itself. I think it was caused by crud in the sensor. Try running some additive in your fuel to clean it out.



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Sounds like dodgy earth on printed circuit on back of dash,but no doubt iam wrong completley

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