Fuel level gauge takes 2 hours to pickup Hilux Vigo

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Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:18 pm

Hi guy
I was wondering if you guys might know what is wrong with my hilux's fuel gauge. :think:
When i put in fuel the fuel gauge takes 2 hours to pickup and show the actual level. :frustrated:
I usually put in R400 so thats about 25L :shock2:
I have not stripped anything yet.
Would like to fix it myself before my trip next weekend.
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Sun Jun 09, 2019 12:56 am

Seems like the Vigo has a lot of faults reported here with the fuel gauge. Generally the problem is with the cluster itself and it's a pricey replacement. Apparently there are guys that repair the cluster problem at a fraction of the cost of replacing .... just do a search on "Vigo fuel gauge" .... you should pick up a number of threads. Good luck. :winkx:
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Manne probeer gerus VR2 instruments by 341 Behrens Straat Capital Park Pretoria. My cluster is uitgesorteer binne 25 minute van aankoms teen 'n fraksie van die prys van 'n nuwe een. Met my bestaande kilometre lesing op is my brandstof verbruik nou in die kol.

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Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:25 am

Die probleem met die intrument "cluster" is daar is "surface mount" weerstande agter op die stroombaan wat droeë laste ontwikkel. Ek vermoed dit is omdat die vervaardiger lood vrye soldeersel (tin) gebruik om omgewings vriendelik te wees. Tin is brosser as lood. Dit is eintlik baie maklik om die "cluster' uit te haal, die agterste wit dop af te haal en net al die weerstande op die stroombaan oor te soldeer. Gebruik net 'n soldeerbout met 'n dun punt en lood soldeersel. Die dun ene maak dit makliker omdat jy eintlik net die bestaande lassie oor smel. 'n klein bietjie vars soldeersel op die punt help om die hitte vinniger oor te dra op die lassie wat verhoed dat die weerstand te warm word. Ek doen sommer al die weerstande oor terwyl die "cluster" uit is. Soldeer eers almal aan die een kant en dan almal aan die ander kant om ook te verhoed dat die weerstand te warm word.

Dit is hierdie weerstande.

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Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:06 am

Is there anyone in south coast KZN or Durban that can fix it for a reasonable price
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