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Volt Meter - No Movement!!

PostPost by: Pointshape » Tue Sep 05, 2023 3:15 pm

Hi all, wonder if you can help not the most mechanically minded of people…
My volt meter in my Plus 2 seems completely dead - there is no sign of a reading and no movement when the ignition is turned in.
I am assuming that this means that it is something wrong with the meter as opposed to the alternator?
What is the easiest way to check/access this?
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PostPost by: USA64 » Tue Sep 05, 2023 4:17 pm

Start by finding someone willing to work on the car. They will start by seeing if the meter is getting a feed to read. A bad connection the most likely cause.
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PostPost by: mbell » Tue Sep 05, 2023 5:00 pm

You need to figure out the right wiring diagram for the car and track down the feed for it.

I had this on my car, s130 with in dash fuses, I'd blown the far right fuse that feeds the gauge, reverse lights and brake lights.
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