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Old 02-25-2016, 12:22 PM   #51
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Re: Ammeter not working

That is probably what I will do, as I believe the ammeter is working properly. I just wish I could satisfy my curiosity as to WHY it is leaning. I really appreciate you taking the time to help.

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Old 02-25-2016, 01:43 PM   #52
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You're welcome!

Yes, at this point, I think it's safe to conclude that your meter is working properly and it's simply the pointer that has somehow become mis-aligned with the inner workings of the gauge. It's definitely a mystery as to how that happened though (especially with 2 different meters).
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Old 03-15-2016, 12:04 AM   #53
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Old 08-18-2016, 11:48 AM   #54
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UPDATE! The ammeter is now working as it should. I took my cluster apart to paint the needles and add a vac gauge, and I noticed the ammeter needle seemed to be "spring loaded", so I wound it around in a clockwise fashion until it was straight up and put the cluster back together, and now it shows a slight charge when idling, and the needle moves left slightly when I turn the headlights on. If I rev it up the needle moves to the right slightly. The truck has been sitting for about 2 weeks w/o being started, so I expected the needle to move to the charge side, as it did before when the needle was leaning to the left at rest. I wish I had an explanation for it, but I don't. Thank you to all who offered help and made suggestions.

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Old 03-28-2019, 08:18 PM   #55
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I just want to extend thanks to all who posted. Without this forum and it's members, I never would have figured out my battery gauge issues. The diagram was priceless. My issue was a corroded connection where the right side fuse tied in +b/w wire. Thank you!
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Old 06-25-2019, 12:42 AM   #56
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My ammeter also has not been working since I've owned the truck and I'm curious to get it going... I was looking around today and want to confirm these are the right fuses in the images. The older one is on the battery side and the fuse was broken when I opened it. Is there supposed to be wires connected to the back of the meter? If so, I have some digging to do to find them, but wanted to make sure. Thanks for all the help the previous posts have already offered!





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Old 06-25-2019, 06:17 PM   #57
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My ammeter also has not been working since I've owned the truck and I'm curious to get it going... I was looking around today and want to confirm these are the right fuses in the images. The older one is on the battery side and the fuse was broken when I opened it. Is there supposed to be wires connected to the back of the meter? If so, I have some digging to do to find them, but wanted to make sure. Thanks for all the help the previous posts have already offered!
Yes, those appear to be the correct fuses. The black rubber one on the battery side is a factory fuse holder that should take an SFE-4 fuse once you get the old broken pieces out. The white plastic one is an aftermarket replacement fuse holder that might need a longer fuse, but don't put anything larger than 4 Amp in there though.

No, the wires don't run directly to the back of the meter. They go to pins #1 and #12 of the rectangular plug on the back of the instrument cluster. From there, traces on the printed circuit (that's on the back of the cluster) make the connection to the meter.
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Old 07-10-2019, 12:02 AM   #58
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Finally got the fuses I ordered and put them in, ammeter seems to be working on a very brief test... Thanks for the info! I love this site for this stuff, makes life just slightly easier. Much appreciated!
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