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Old 10 Oct 2010
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Help stuck in Turkey

Hello people

I am currently on the boreder between Turkey and Iran and my Defender has just developed a fault with the temp gauge.

The needle suddenly wet all the way to the max and will not come down even when the engine as been off over night. I have checked the wire from the top of the engine and even when I disconnect it the needle stays in the red. The wires behind the dash, all look ok.

The car is running fine but don't really wont to go much further into Iran without a temp gauge.

Any ideas? do i need a complete new gauge?

Thanks for any help

simon
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hi
the same happend to me turned out that the earth wire to the gauge had come loose,just touch the back of the gauge with a lenth of wire with the other end to a good earth///it also could be the temp sender or even the wire from the sender to the gauge is u/s you will be ok driving but keep checking to make sure that it is not over heating hope this helps steve/m
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It sounds like it's just the gauge. Get a new one.
If you need help in Turkey you could try a friend of mine who runs a great off road club there.
His name is Umit Cikurel. e-mail umit@discovery-tr.com

Hope that helps.
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What steve/m said... If the earth off of the "case" of the guage comes adrift, then the needle pings right to the top.

there should be a loop of (usually black) single core cable that loops from the back of each guage then down into the main dash harness.

It fixes under the thumbscrew that holds the "U" shaped bracket in place.

the cable snaps off of the crimped on ring.
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Temp. Guage

its the ground wire......reconnect...and go on your way....

also going your way , BIG Tom , Bryn , Martin McGOWAN and Helen Laughlin....safety in numbers....!
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