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Old 02-12-2020, 02:31 PM   #31
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Anyone think to check the bulb itself? Might be burned out. The one in the instrument cluster. It will be a 74 bulb. But if you are going to pull your panel, might as well buy some of those 194 and 74 LEDs and brighten up your dashboard.
I was thinking the same thing. 30 year old bulb?
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Old 02-12-2020, 10:20 PM   #32
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i'm not sure if my low fuel light LFL works anymore. when i bought the truck it worked, as it was on when i test drove it. the other day it was pretty low and stumbled going up a slight incline, so i pulled into a fuel station. the light was not on, so i'm assuming from now on that it's not working.

is there a test circuit for this ?
my odometer doesn't work, so if my fuel gauge is starting to get iffy, i really need ONE of them to work ;-)
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Old 02-13-2020, 10:26 AM   #33
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i'm not sure if my low fuel light LFL works anymore. when i bought the truck it worked, as it was on when i test drove it. the other day it was pretty low and stumbled going up a slight incline, so i pulled into a fuel station. the light was not on, so i'm assuming from now on that it's not working.

is there a test circuit for this ?
my odometer doesn't work, so if my fuel gauge is starting to get iffy, i really need ONE of them to work ;-)
Pull instrument cluster. Remove smaller bulbs one at a time and look to see which ones are burned out, and which are not. For the smaller ones, you need size 74 bulbs. The five bigger ones are 194 bulbs. The fuel light comes on when you reach (about) one and a half gallons of fuel remaining. On most of these trucks your fuel gauge needle has to be one needle width BELOW the E mark before it comes on. You should see a slight space between the E mark and the needle itself.
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Old 03-27-2020, 12:59 AM   #34
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See my post here: http://www.infamousnissan.com/forum/...ad.php?t=42190
Still working after 10k miles. One thing I don't like is as soon as the light comes on, I have less than 10 miles before running out!
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Old 03-27-2020, 05:08 AM   #35
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Never thought about having a light for the fuel gauge, I did notice I dont have many miles on Empty to drive before it hiccups though so I make sure to fuel up when it hits empty and only allow about 10/12 miles when it hits empty, the 10/12 miles is what I give myself not that the truck only allows that much
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Old 03-27-2020, 01:13 PM   #36
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I have no idea if my '98 or 2004 Frontiers even have a low fuel warning light, or if it even operates. I just use my fuel gauge.


Same for my 1988 Mazda truck, 1970 VW, 1971 VW.
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Old 03-28-2020, 04:45 AM   #37
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I have no idea if my '98 or 2004 Frontiers even have a low fuel warning light, or if it even operates. I just use my fuel gauge.


Same for my 1988 Mazda truck, 1970 VW, 1971 VW.
If you can find the PDF for the Owner's Manual on any of those vehicles, the Owner's Manual will tell you if it has one, and where it is.
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Old 08-04-2020, 02:52 AM   #38
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Oh great! You guys are complaining about your light not working, I just replaced the fuel pump and fuel pump assembly on my 89 HB, and now my warning light won't go off! Lol. Is there a way to reset the "warning light", kind of like a "check engine" light,to make it go away?
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Oh great! You guys are complaining about your light not working, I just replaced the fuel pump and fuel pump assembly on my 89 HB, and now my warning light won't go off! Lol. Is there a way to reset the "warning light", kind of like a "check engine" light,to make it go away?
I just do NOT have a clue on this. Did some Google searches and came up empty. You COULD try resetting your computer, though. See what that does. Your computer *might* be tossing some weird code related to the replacement of the pump, but I don't know. Worth a try, though.

If that doesn't work, what you can do is keep track of which bulb is the indicator for the low fuel warning...then pull the instrument panel out a few inches, and ditch the bulb. Before you try that, you could try another 'thing' I guess. Start the engine, and then pull the fuse for the fuel pump. When the engine dies, switch off the ignition and put the fuse back in and start it up again.

Or...you could pull the negative battery cable and leave it overnight, then connect it up again in the morning. If none of the easy fixes work, then I would pull the bulb as a last resort. It's not going to help you anyway if the damn thing stays lit all the time. You won't even miss it after a while. Hardly anyone lets a fuel-injected engine get TOO low on fuel anyway. It can clog your injectors, but more likely you will clog your fuel filter.
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Old 08-05-2020, 05:06 PM   #40
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I just do NOT have a clue on this. Did some Google searches and came up empty. You COULD try resetting your computer, though. See what that does. Your computer *might* be tossing some weird code related to the replacement of the pump, but I don't know. Worth a try, though.

If that doesn't work, what you can do is keep track of which bulb is the indicator for the low fuel warning...then pull the instrument panel out a few inches, and ditch the bulb. Before you try that, you could try another 'thing' I guess. Start the engine, and then pull the fuse for the fuel pump. When the engine dies, switch off the ignition and put the fuse back in and start it up again.

Or...you could pull the negative battery cable and leave it overnight, then connect it up again in the morning. If none of the easy fixes work, then I would pull the bulb as a last resort. It's not going to help you anyway if the damn thing stays lit all the time. You won't even miss it after a while. Hardly anyone lets a fuel-injected engine get TOO low on fuel anyway. It can clog your injectors, but more likely you will clog your fuel filter.
Thanks XoXSciFiGuy for the suggestions. I found the procedure for resetting the computer. I will try that too.

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