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    Default Fuel gauge stopped working ?

    My fuel gauge stopped working but my fuses seem ok ! Any ideas on how to find out why this happenned or how to fix it ?

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    Welcome to the seadoo forum Ballinmph. Ask and you shall receive.
    Here is how to check the fuel sender and guage;

    You need to check the Pink and Pink/Black wire coming out of the baffle tube in the gas tank. The sending unit works off resistance. Pull the plug apart at the tank, and use an ohm meter to check for resistance between the two pink wires. The resistance will be different depending on how much fuel is in the fuel tank. If you get no resistance, remove the clamps off the sender, and pull the sending unit out of the fuel tank. Check the magnets on the float in the sending unit. To get to the float out, pop the bottom off and look for the 4 magnets on the float. If they are missing use a strong magnet to get them out of the tank bottom. If they are dirty clean them and re-insert it back in the baffle tube and check the wires again to check for readings of resistance depending on where the float is in the baffle tube. Check the float to see if it “floats” in a cup of gas. Sometimes the float becomes saturated and won’t float in gas…but it will in water, so use gas to check it. If still no reading of resistance replace the sender. If you get readings, check continuity of wiring to gauge. At the baffle you could un plug the guage and using a jumper wire between the 2 wires in the plug on the guage side. Attach the lanyard to power up the gauges. If the guage goes to full the guage is good. If it still doesn’t respond, do a continuity test of the wires to the guage. If all wiring checks out ok, and the guage still doesn’t respond, the gauge is bad.
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    My fuel gauge would not respond to "jumping" the two pink wires on the boat harness with the sender unplugged--but once I got the sender working on the bench, the gauge responded accordingly when I plugged it in.

    check out this thread---I repaired my sender, and the only money put out was the $9.99 float.....The F1 fuse repair was a lot simpler then it looks...

    hope this helps

    http://www.seadooforum.com/showthread.php?t=6138

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    You need to have the lanyard attached to have power to operate the guage.

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    I think I read somewhere if you have the landyard removed, you can push the start button to activate the gauges for a 20 second (+/-) interval...sound correct?....I think that was how I activated the gauge to check it.

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    Yes, that is correct. Then it times out to keep the battery from running down.

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    Default Great help.

    You seem very knowledgable, I have same gas problem on my boat.

    But, that is minor compare what is going on now.

    I have posted a seperate post. Please let me know if you would know the problem.

    Here is the summery.

    Left throtle control is loose and vary sensitive to RPMs, half way it does not add power, afer half starts going up fast.

    Let me know if you can help, please.

    Thank you,

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