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need early 944 fuel/temp gauge

i am looking for a great working but cheap (cosmetics are no concern!!!!) early 944 (yellow hands) fuel/temp/etc gauge. the one i just purchased, the temp gauge shows constant overheating and the car is not.
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FYI later 924'S would also work for you, if you like a brighter white lettering.
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ernest - i have a set that just came out of a parts car, but i think you probably have A) a bad temp sensor for the gauge, or B) a bad ground somewhere causing the gauge to read improperly, possibly a bad ground at the temp sensor.
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i replaced the sensor. checked it with an ohm meter in hot water. checks out correctly. it could be the wiring from the sensor to the fuel/temp gauge. i just bought a new panel on ebay. if this one does the same thing, i will run a straight wire directly to the temperature gauge from the sensor. i still think that the gauge is old and over-reacting. thanks,
ernest
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let us know how it works out, it's very rare for the gauges themselves to be the problem. i'd guess it's a problem with a ground under the dash or a connection on the gauge itself. good luck!
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'88 951S - zermatt silber/black - staying stock. purchased in 11-2006
'84 944 - gemini grau/tan+brown - lightly modified. purchased in 11-2001
'99 VW Cabrio - green/tan - daily beater
'83 944 - zermatt silber/black - Dad's 40k mile time capsule. purchased in 09-1998 @ 18k
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Thanks for your help!!!!!
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remember - the temp sensor is a sensor for liquid. It will read incorrectly if air is in your system. I had this problem and it read high just after a rad flush.

try bleeding your cooling system.
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