View Full Version : Important 1995 caravelle 2.4 diesel help required

08-09-2008, 11:56 AM
Am new to this forum so dunno if i posted in correct place for this question.
i have a 1995 2.4 d manuall VW Caravelle.


my fuel gague and water temp gague do not work 'correctly' and sometimes not at all.
To get it to work ( which then mostly gives an incorrect reading) you have to bang the top of the dash.
am told its a little chip in behind the gagues (dioid or somethin) that doesnt make contact or has a loose connection.

Can anyone confirm this or tell me a little about it and whats required to fix???
(in the hope of avoiding a mechanic having to remove to check)

thanks in advance


11-09-2009, 09:00 AM
Hi Gav,

That is common problem on all cars not just yours.

Basically its an issue with the earth and the connections. Take them out and give them a clean - use a bit of sand paper on the contacts to remove any residue. Job done.