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1994 460 GLT Fuel Gauge

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1994 460 GLT Fuel Gauge

Post by Volvoiom » Thu Mar 17, 2011 3:34 am

Hi there I am need some advice on how to fix my problem I have a 1994 Volvo 460 GLT and my fuel gauge is dodge it shows I still have 100 miles to go but it's totally out of fuel I know this cos it want start what do I do to solve this because it keeps catching me out and I run out of fuel



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Re: 1994 460 GLT Fuel Gauge

Post by billofdurham » Fri Mar 18, 2011 12:12 pm

Welcome to Matthew's Volvo Site.

Does your fuel gauge work or are you relying on a trip computer telling you that you still have 100 miles to go?

Whichever way it is happening both gauge and trip computer rely on the fuel gauge sender in the tank for their information. If the sender is not working you will get no reading. If it is working but stuck you will get a false reading. You need to get the sender unit out of the tank to see what is going on.

The attached shows you the sender unit and how to remove it from the tank. You do not need to take the tank off the car as you can access the top of the unit by removing the rear seat.
460 fuel sender umit.pdf
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Re: 1994 460 GLT Fuel Gauge

Post by Volvoiom » Sun Mar 20, 2011 4:50 am

Thank you for that its really helped

I have a few more problems occur since buying the car that i need help with one of them is the information centre works fine somedays but other days you can turn on the engine it wont come on just the lights behind it come on and as your driving down the road it comes on other days it comes on when u start the car but when u go to look at another setting for example the outside temp it freezes and wont do anything you turn the engine off and then turn it back on and the computer does not start this is really bugging me as it has got worse and worse each day from buying the car. if anyone can help it would be a life saver
Thank you :)



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Re: 1994 460 GLT Fuel Gauge

Post by billofdurham » Sun Mar 20, 2011 1:05 pm

The information centre/trip computer is known to have problems on the 460. All I can suggest is disconnecting the unit and checking the connector for oxidation or loose contacts.

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1991 960 3.0 24v, Auto, Silver.
1994 940T Wentworth, Auto, Blue.

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Re: 1994 460 GLT Fuel Gauge

Post by 02appsa » Mon May 30, 2011 8:31 am

hi i have a 440 glt and my info center doent work also my stereo and the internal lights any ideas ?????



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Re: 1994 460 GLT Fuel Gauge

Post by turbozutek » Tue Jul 19, 2011 6:41 am

Volvoiom wrote:Thank you for that its really helped
wont do anything you turn the engine off and then turn it back on and the computer does not start this is really bugging me as it has got worse and worse each day from buying the car. if anyone can help it would be a life saver
You'll probably find some dry joints on the PCB and possibly a couple of knackered capacitors. Anyone who's handy with a soldering iron can fix it in about 15 minutes. Get the cluster out and have a look at the PCB on the back - especially around the relay area next to the info centre.

In fact, that fixes about 90% of all info centre problems.
Volvoiom wrote:Hi there I am need some advice on how to fix my problem I have a 1994 Volvo 460 GLT and my fuel gauge is dodge it shows I still have 100 miles to go but it's totally out of fuel I know this cos it want start what do I do to solve this because it keeps catching me out and I run out of fuel
Have you calibrated the fuel computer to a full tank?

From memory you hold down 'SET' while switching the ignition on and that allows you to use a small screwdriver in the hole on the info centre selector to change how much fuel the car thinks it has. Your car probably thinks it still has a few litres left when in fact it doesn't. I've had a google around to find the procedure, but the sites with it on it are down.

Hopefully someone will come along and shed some light on that one.

Chris...



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