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67 low fuel light?
« on: January 29, 2007, 08:07:58 PM »

 ???I could not find a RPO code in 67 for a low fuel warning light. Was this option available in 67?  If so, where would it appear? On the dash or in the gauge package? Was it just a warning light or did it say Low Fuel? Reason I ask, I am in the process of installing a new underdash harness in my 67 Camaro. I have the gauge package on the floor console and it is a automatic. There is a connection I can't find where its goes from the harness. I have all the dash hooked up, the glove box light, ash tray light , cigarette lighter etc etc. Or is this there in case some one has it and instead of having to buy a special harness it is included in the harness.? I bought the harness through Rick's First Gen. Pretty simple to install and really cleans up the underdash.

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Re: 67 low fuel light?
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2007, 08:49:15 PM »
dab,

For 67-69 the low fuel warning light came as part of the console (D55) option. Since the fuel gauge was "so hard to see", Chevrolet put a "Low Fuel" indicator inside the speedometer (lower left side) that would flash on and off when the fuel level became lower than (approximately) 1 or 2 gallons. The extra connection you have is probably the low fuel warning "sender". It looks kind of like a light bulb connector (see the picture). Is this what you're talking about? (NOTE: The picture is from a 68/69 gauge cluster, but the "sender" is the same for 67.)



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Re: 67 low fuel light?
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2007, 09:36:32 PM »
Hi Ed -

   Beautiful photo! I'm curious, why is the fuel warning sender taped to the bottom of the gauge cluster housing instead of being mounted in the hole between the fuel and oil pressure gauges?  Mine is mounted in the hole. Just curious, that's all.

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Re: 67 low fuel light?
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2007, 09:48:36 PM »
Paul,

Mine is also "mounted". I got this picture somewhere (off of ebay ?) a few years ago, and saved it because of the great picture quality, but have no idea why it's not "mounted". I don't think it really needs to be since the black wire is ground, and it's hooked up correctly.

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Re: 67 low fuel light?
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2007, 10:35:06 PM »
Hi Ed -

   I wasn't concerned with it being grounded (I could see it was). I was thinking more about the air circulation in regards to keeping electronic parts cool  8). I know it doesn't get that "hot" inside the console, but my experience is that if you can keep electronic parts cool you will increase thier life span. I've changed more than my share of electronic ignition modules, mass air flow sensors, crankshaft sensors, etc. that would only fail when they got hot. I just was thinking that aluminum tape is some pretty heavy duty stuff (heat retention wise) and was wondering if you Camaro experts knew of some trick? Thanks!

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Re: 67 low fuel light?
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2007, 11:03:13 AM »
Ed:

Great picture and info! I was going to wait until this weekend to check it out but instead drove out to my friends house where we are working on the car and sure enough, that is it!!!! My friend had guesed that but did not know where it was mounted. So sometime this week he will hook it up.

Again thanks for the picture and great info

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Re: 67 low fuel light?
« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2007, 09:53:38 PM »
Ed thats my guage cluster from my 69RS, it was never on ebay but my guess is you grabbed it for reference from Team Camaro. Glad it helps folks  out. I was slamming the console together to get to a car show that year so I just taped it in there and like so many projects, never got back to it :)
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Re: 67 low fuel light?
« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2007, 09:57:53 PM »
Ah ha!!! Thanks Jim. Most of the time I never remember where I get these things from. Nice to give credit where credit is due this time.

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Re: 67 low fuel light?
« Reply #8 on: December 23, 2009, 10:09:46 AM »
Old thread I know..
But in the above picture, where does the yellow wire head off to from the low fuel warning mudule?
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http://www.usmuscle.com.au/Forum/showthread.php?t=2840

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Re: 67 low fuel light?
« Reply #9 on: December 23, 2009, 10:12:43 AM »
Just found out..

"The yellow wire sends the Low Fuel signal to the Dash Indicator"  ;)

Of course!  ::) :P

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Re: 67 low fuel light?
« Reply #10 on: December 24, 2009, 01:21:29 AM »
this is my original gauge cluster with harness and the low fuel sender is mounted in the hole at the bottom.
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Re: 67 low fuel light?
« Reply #11 on: December 24, 2009, 01:33:37 AM »
When the Fuel light comes on, does it flash on and off or remain "solid"?
I have the module but am a little way off fitting it..

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Re: 67 low fuel light?
« Reply #12 on: December 24, 2009, 04:17:44 AM »
Mine comes on occasionally when it's to about 1/4 tank if you go around a corner or up and down hills.  It comes on and off as the fuel sloshes around when it's low.  When it gets really low, it stays on.
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Re: 67 low fuel light?
« Reply #13 on: December 26, 2009, 01:06:09 AM »
Mine comes on occasionally when it's to about 1/4 tank if you go around a corner or up and down hills.  It comes on and off as the fuel sloshes around when it's low.  When it gets really low, it stays on.

That is what mine does as well
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Re: 67 low fuel light?
« Reply #14 on: December 26, 2009, 11:12:33 PM »
mine worked up till about 6 or 7 years ago , haven't been able to purchase the low fuel module to fix it with but I am gonna try again this year !
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