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and so the aggravation continues. 3 weeks ago I was writing and got the correct answers about how to get the gas gauge working. I did it all and got the gauge working, I did have a lot opened in and under the pod including pulling the plug from the pod to gain room with the ceramic resistor. So I change the manifold to a high rise and go to start and run the motor. My son is in the car and says the gas gauge is nit working, It was before I changed the manifold and it was when I put the resistor in 3 weeks ago. Besides the gauge not working neither are the lights to the pod that go om when you pull the switch for lights. The intake work and the rest of this have nothing to do with anything in common, but why would I lose these out of nowhere. Any ideas bout loss of pod lighting and gas gauge will help. Al of my fuses are good, I checked them.

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Re: dashboard woes and aggravation

It sounds like a ground or ground strap issue. The ones under the dash off the headlight switch aren't all that reliable. I'm not sure what year we are working with here.

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It sounds like a ground or ground strap issue. The ones under the dash off the headlight switch aren't all that reliable. I'm not sure what year we are working with here.

Hi Rob, a 70 SS, where would I look for the ground? I added a ground to the 3rd post on the gas gauge when I replaced the resistor 3 weeks ago. Where else might I look? Any clues are welcomed.
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took the dash apart yesterday and found the problem. When I was installing the resistor on my gas gauge, the printed circuit was flopping around and more importantly I did not want to take a chance damaging it, SO I TAPED IT BACK against the metal backing of the pod. When I plugged the pod harness back in place, I had a piece of blue tape that insulated the 1st pole on the plug, hence no ground that meant no lights.

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