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Fuel Warning Light Not Working

Postby Dom » Wed 08.11.2017, 22:01

Evening, All.

Today I ran out of petrol! The fuel warning light didn't illuminate to let me know disaster was imminent.

The warning light does illuminate when the ignition is put on, then goes out after a few seconds. However, it certainly doesn't do its job beyond that...

Does anyone have a fix?

Many thanks,

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Re: Fuel Warning Light Not Working

Postby Rambo » Wed 08.11.2017, 22:05

Only a best guess, but sounds like the fuel sender unit is goosed ???
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Re: Fuel Warning Light Not Working

Postby Dom » Wed 08.11.2017, 22:14

It reads normally and drops as the car consumes fuel.
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Re: Fuel Warning Light Not Working

Postby Simon_P » Thu 09.11.2017, 08:51

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Sheet 24 shows "low fuel module"
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Re: Fuel Warning Light Not Working

Postby Dom » Thu 09.11.2017, 11:14

Simon_P wrote:Wiki
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Sheet 24 shows "low fuel module"


Ok. Is the module a component I can replace and where is it? Might it be worth replacing the sender, too?
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Re: Fuel Warning Light Not Working

Postby lotusflasherman » Thu 09.11.2017, 13:03

It's inside the instrument panel behind the Fuel & Temp gauges - Part No A100N6001S.
SJSportscars List them @ £2.75 so not too painful ... fitting it will take time though... :(

Unless your gauge was indicating incorrectly forget about changing the sender f.f.s. That's part of the fuel pump so loads of dosh and "if it ain't broke don't fix it' applies...
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Re: Fuel Warning Light Not Working

Postby Dom » Thu 09.11.2017, 15:14

lotusflasherman wrote:It's inside the instrument panel behind the Fuel & Temp gauges - Part No A100N6001S.
SJSportscars List them @ £2.75 so not too painful ... fitting it will take time though... :(

Unless your gauge was indicating incorrectly forget about changing the sender f.f.s. That's part of the fuel pump so loads of dosh and "if it ain't broke don't fix it' applies...

Thanks for that. The gauge works fine, so I'll leave the sender well alone. Time to order the module. Thanks again for your help.
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Re: Fuel Warning Light Not Working

Postby Dom » Wed 15.11.2017, 17:06

The part arrived today. So.... how do I fit it? Can I gain access via the removable panel above the instrument panel?
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Re: Fuel Warning Light Not Working

Postby lotusflasherman » Wed 15.11.2017, 18:20

I reckon it's a case of remove the instrument panel and do it on the kitchen table...

You've got to pull out the printed circuit board towards you after you've removed the fuel & temp gauge module. To do this the clear front needs to come off the instrument cluster and 4 x 7mm nuts on the back removed that connect the gauges to the printed circuit mask AND not lose the washers under the nuts ! Doing it in situ looks nigh impossible to me..

Just happen to have my spare instrument cluster here from helping with the "Revcounter Problem" topic so this is where it is ....

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Re: Fuel Warning Light Not Working

Postby Dom » Thu 16.11.2017, 10:10

Ooh. Looks involved. Thanks for the info.
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Re: Fuel Warning Light Not Working

Postby lotusflasherman » Thu 16.11.2017, 12:39

Dom wrote:Ooh. Looks involved. Thanks for the info.


Of course - it's a LOTUS :lol: Try getting to the wiper motor on an Eclat, think it's the first thing fitted to the GRP body and the rest of the car is built round it :smt010

Actually the M100 instrument panel isn't too bad but helps if you can work with hood down and driver's door open - I found it helps to look down through top of windscreen when reaching inside top access cover.
Speedo cable and 3 multi-pin connectors just unplug from the back and then a few Phillips screws remove the front surround and release the instrument panel. Clear front just unclips and the rest is obvious from the previous photo...

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Re: Fuel Warning Light Not Working

Postby Dom » Fri 17.11.2017, 17:19

Doesn't sound too bad on a sunny day in the summer with a beer for company. Thanks for your advice.
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