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Troubleshoot I Command gauge fuel tank reading empty 2011 300 ETEC

Anyone with experience troubleshooting I Command gauge for fuel level ( mine always reads empty). My sending unit checks out with ohms check using  multi meter. Gauge Worked for a couple of months after dealer installed new engine and had him install new sending unit at the same time. Kept the tank full all the time since. Retired now so I have the time to fix. Being cautious to not short anything out at this stage. Have been reviewing internet and utube but they only describe analog gauges. Thanks

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Registered: ‎07-14-2011

Re: Troubleshoot I Command gauge fuel tank reading empty 2011 300 ETEC

There could be any number of things that would give the same symptoms. Most likely there is a connection problem, a faulty analog to digital converter, or the memory module if equipped.




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