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Old 06-26-2013, 03:40 PM
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1996 F350 Diesel Dash Cluster

Anyone know how or if the temperature gauge can be fixed, only part of the dash cluster that doesn't work.....please help!


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Old 06-26-2013, 07:55 PM
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Are you sure it is the guage and not the sending unit? I think the gauge itself is replaceable if you can find another, maybe in a salvage yard. Cheers!
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most likely the sending unit, if not though lmc truck sells the guage. I had my dash cluster out to replace the bulbs in it. cant remember exactly how hard it would be just to replace the guage
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There are two senders, one for the gauge and one for the light. I forget which is which. If you disconnect both and jumper the connector terminal to ground, the light should light up, and the gauge should peg to High. If the needle pegs, the gauge head is (most likely) GOOD, and it's the sender at fault. If the needle doesn't move, then it's most likely the gauge head at fault. It's shared with the oil "gauge". LMC replacement is crazy expensive. You could prob. get a whole cluster for $50 at the boneyard or via craigslist, or the classifieds here on the org or the other forum sites. You don't have to take the whole cluster out, just take the lens (bezel, whatever) off, and the section for the temp and oil gauges comes out separately. Pretty plug-and-play.
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Old 06-27-2013, 11:06 AM
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IIRC, Gauge sender is on the water pump (sort of on the top), the switch for the light is more over towards the CPS. Cheers!
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