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Odd fuel gauge problem

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Old Feb 11th, 2019, 13:38   #1
John Brennand
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Default Odd fuel gauge problem

2006 2.5T petrol MY. Over the last few weeks I have noticed that my fuel gauge was reading zero - with NO red light showing. The mileage "computers" were all showing __.__. All other gauges were behaving normally. After I stopped and came back and restarted - it was reading normally again. I filled up at the weekend and all was fine. I have just been out and it was again reading zero until I stopped, switched off the ignition and restarted - where it went straight up to full.
I cant find much on here relating to this. Anyone any thoughts on where to look - sticky fuel sender (seems unlikely) electrical glitch (more likely?) but where to look. Would VIDA be helpful ? I am not too concerned about it at this stage but would rather know whats causing it and how to fix it.
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Old Feb 11th, 2019, 18:14   #2
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I'm picking bad solder joints in the instrument cluster

See here:
https://volvodiagnostic.com/shop/ind...duct&id_lang=1
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I'm picking bad solder joints in the instrument cluster
Thanks, but it doesnt mention faulty gauges in the symptoms list - just "faulty LCD displays" - which "may" relate to the trip computer "blankness" - but I put that down to the calculator just not receiving a signal re. the petrol amount left in tank - i.e its dividing miles by a 0
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Old Feb 11th, 2019, 20:37   #4
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VIDA is your next port of call. then...

Get you car into the fault condition and then
a) do a gauge sweep to test the gauge itself
b) measure the tank content
c) check the fuel level sender (I think...)
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