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Ralph Wiggum

Fuel gauge

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Well, I noticed the needle on the fuel gauge on our boat was stuck this weekend. I tapped the gauge to see if I could unstick it, and much to my surprise, the dang needle fell off. This is on a 1993 Alumacraft Competitor (side console). I didn't have a lot of time to mess with it. Is this something that will be easier to bring in, or is it failry simple?

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If you get the matching gauge it's easy to replace. Just take note (or a picture) of the wire colors and location on old gauge.

There should be 4 wires

Black -

Purple +

Blue (illumination)

Pink (sending unit)

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Where would I find a matching gauge?

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I don't think I have one, but you can try sending me a picture.

Otherwise a dealer should be able to get it.

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Thanks, Valv. The boat is at the cabin, so I won't be able to snap a picture. Maybe I'll pull it out next weekend.

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Valv or anyone else,

Will a regular Teleflex gauge work out fine?

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If it's a boat fuel gauge it should work fine, that's what you probably have.

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Okay, thanks. I think I can tackle this.

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Valv,

Thanks much for the help. The new gauge went in without problems and works just fine. As I suspected, taking out the dash to get the gauge out was by far the most difficult task!

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