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Gas Gauge Intermittent 2006 XC70

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Gas Gauge Intermittent 2006 XC70

Post by james166 » Tue Jul 05, 2016 5:19 pm

I have a 2006 XC70 with 155K miles. The gas gauge is working intermittently. Sometimes when you start the car their is no reading on the gauge. If you turn it off and try again it will usually work. Once it's working it may or may not work for the entire trip; it can go to zero while driving. All other gauges on the cluster are working fine. It seems like a loose connection, but nor sure where to look. I know how to remove the DIM but not sure what to do after that.
One more thing, the car drives fine whether the gauge is working or not.

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Re: Gas Gauge Intermittent 2006 XC70

Post by nsjames » Tue Jul 05, 2016 6:14 pm

check the wiring to the sender.
you can get at it under the rear seat.

of course it's also posible it's a bed sending unit, in which case you're pulling it and replacing it.

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Re: Gas Gauge Intermittent 2006 XC70

Post by FCPEURO » Fri Jul 08, 2016 11:44 am

With a scan tool you can monitor both sending units in the vehicle both on the driver side and the passenger side.
If one is faulty you can usually make sense of which one while reading the values.

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Re: Gas Gauge Intermittent 2006 XC70

Post by MadeInJapan » Fri Jul 08, 2016 5:36 pm

Jason- which specific scan tool would to this- VIDA?
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