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Ugh this is weird. The low gas light doesn't light up!! I've run the car dry already and know it should have poped up. Oh and by the way I can fill 16.5 - 17 gallons into my car, my '91 only went 13 or 14 sometimes 15, but I was only able to fill the tank to 17 on two occations! ***... ANy way back to my problem. So I changed out the bulb and both bulbs work fine, but still no low gas light. What could be the problem here? --=Keith
 

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Ugh this is weird. The low gas light doesn't light up!! ... ANy way back to my problem. So I changed out the bulb and both bulbs work fine, but still no low gas light. What could be the problem here? --=Keith
Hey Keith,

Is it really that important to have that little light on? I mean, you should be able to tell by now how far your car can go before you start hoping that the fumes in the tank will be sufficient to keep your car going. Like, I know when I reach around 290+ Miles, that I can probably push it to 315 before I realize that I only got 1/2 gallon left in the tank. Of course, I usually just keep it around 290 for safety sakes.
 

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Hi Keith,

your bulbs works fine? What about your fuse (10A=red). If all ok, the only possibility is, that your fuel indicator (loc within the fuel tank) is defect. That thing gives an impulse to your bulb, if your haven´t enough fuel (incl. reserve of 5 ltr.) You replace this gauge only complete! Replace it and your bulb will works fine! That´s all, bro ! ;)
 

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Mike, have you don't this before? how much does the part cost? And is the acess to the tank from the back seat? About the fuse, what fuse discription, I looked and didn't see anything. I Doubt it's the fuse any way because all of them look fine.

On a side note, I know when to fill my car, still I want to know everything works on it. It bugs me any way. Thanks --=Keith
 

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Re: Its not good to have so little

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gas in your car anyways, I fill mine at 1/4 tan but I hear ppl say 1/3 tank.
It makes no difference if you have a lot or a little gas in your car if you drive it a few times a week. If you let it sit for more than a month then it's a good idea to keep it full to prevent the tank from condensing and rusting internally. Otherwise you can run the sucker dry without hurting anything. My low-fuel light doesn't always work either. I've run out before and had it sputtering several times when the light never came on. I think MikeD is right about the sensor by the fuel pump being bad. I'm going to replace my whole pump anyways because it can't meet the demands my NOS puts on the motor, so I'll see if that fixes it.
 

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KeithQNguyen said:
Mike, have you don't this before? how much does the part cost? And is the acess to the tank from the back seat? About the fuse, what fuse discription, I looked and didn't see anything. I doubt it's the fuse any way because all of them look fine.

On a side note, I know when to fill my car, still I want to know everything works on it. It bugs me any way. Thanks --=Keith
Hi Keith, are you it on the photo by your red Legend ?

The Fuse!
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Oh bro, in this moment, I´m not sure about the fuse. I wouldn´t like to give you wrong infos here. Could you wait until tomorrow?
But, what I absolutely know is, that this gauge is not controlled via any relays !!! Looked in this moments the copies of the dealer manual! Nothing founded here.

But if all fuses seems to be ok, the only possibility is the gauge of your tank. Coasts ca. (here in Germany) approx. incl. tax: 50.- €
thats means $55.

Access to the tank! A very good question, but (don´t laugh)... I DON´T KNOW IT. I have (until today) no experience with this!!!
What else I can do for you ?

Mike / Cologne
 

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Yea that's me in the pic.....

As for the gauge, I'm sure the access is in the top of the tank which is under yoru rear seats. I've never opened it before, but have the manual for the Accord and the removal and isntallation looks simple. I've seen the access hole for the tank when I was installing my audio setup. Thanks Mike --=Keith
 

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Re: Re: Its not good to have so little

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It makes no difference if you have a lot or a little gas in your car if you drive it a few times a week. If you let it sit for more than a month then it's a good idea to keep it full to prevent the tank from condensing and rusting internally. Otherwise you can run the sucker dry without hurting anything. My low-fuel light doesn't always work either. I've run out before and had it sputtering several times when the light never came on. I think MikeD is right about the sensor by the fuel pump being bad. I'm going to replace my whole pump anyways because it can't meet the demands my NOS puts on the motor, so I'll see if that fixes it.
Not to argue, but it does make a difference. When you run it dry, whatever sediment or rust etc. is in the bottom of the tank will get pulled into the fuel injectors and cause problems.

And its not a function of how well you treat your car. My dad absolutely babies his 98 CL to the extreme - factory serviced etc. - and ran it dry once, and only once, and had MAJOR problems w/ the fuel injection system b/c of sediment getting pulled through.

To be on the safe side, I would never risk running it dry, I always try to fill up before the gas light goes on (aprox. 2 gallons left on most honda's/acura's)

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As for the gauge, I'm sure the access is in the top of the tank which is under yoru rear seats. I've never opened it before, but have the manual for the Accord and the removal and isntallation looks simple. I've seen the access hole for the tank when I was installing my audio setup. Thanks Mike --=Keith
Were you able to get it fixed and was it as easy as you thought it was yet? I wouldn't mind getting it fixed as long as the part is "cheap" and the access to the fix is "easy". But, it doesn't bother me.

Your car must be in perfect condition to worry about something so little such as that. I need new leather, a Remus Exhaust, some new rims, etc.
 

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Thanks, I'll take that as a complement. At any rate, I try to keep my car looking new and functioning like it did from day one. The part is actually $155, but I think I can fix it, doesn't sound too bad. --=Keith
 

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Thanks, I'll take that as a complement. At any rate, I try to keep my car looking new and functioning like it did from day one. The part is actually $155, but I think I can fix it, doesn't sound too bad. --=Keith
I'd imagine that it's a mechanical part that connects to some electrical interface to send the signal, right? How does it break down? I'd think that it's due to the gunk in the gas tank and that crud just builds up on the counter thing and just gets stuck in the above emptylight level, right?
 

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Yea, something like that..... I'm actually thinking there's build up in the sensor .... Something along the lines assoc. with power window switches....Clean the contacts and maybe it'll work. I am concerned however, I don't like to play with electronics and Fuel...Although I'm quite certain the unit can be taken apart. I'll make the final call with i remove it to inspect the unit. --=Keith
 
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