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    Unhappy Civic 99-00 fuel gauge needle issue

    I have Honda civic 99-00 vti orial automatic.

    From day 1, I am seeing that fuel gauge needle does not come to empty state when I switched off the car but Needle is stuck at current fuel indication which shows correct reading.

    Fuel gauge needle is moving up and down accordingly when I fill up petrol and petrol level is decreasing but not come to empty state when I switch off the car.

    Has any one faced this problem in civic 99-00 that fuel gauge needle is not coming to empty state when Car is at switched off condition.

    Please expert help me how to solve this problem.


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    Bro 99-00 honda civic Fuel needle cannot came down when switch off the car
    its totally normal
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    @racerali

    Thanks bro Can you tell me why is it so?

    Also when Low fuel level indicator will comes on cluster? Currently needle is at white level just little above red line but no low fuel level indicator come on cluster?

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    bhai yai honda kai sub models main feature hai ........ dont worry ....... gari switch off ho tab bhi needle fuel reading show karti hai

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    I think it is normal mere civic k sath bhe yahe problem hy
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    @john0995

    Which model you have? Have you checked the problem?

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    But why is it so?????

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    bhai yai to patta nahin kai kyoun hai lakin its a good feature ....... fuel ka har waqt patta hota hai kai kitna hai gari main

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    this is not a problem. its designed this way. the fuel needle is always online.
    the problem is not our govt... its the people..

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    Quote Originally Posted by galant1 View Post
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    Which model you have? Have you checked the problem?
    civic 2000
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    Arrow Observation

    Most of the new cars' (new means past 25 years or so) fuel gauge does not drop to zero when you switch off the ignition. On the contrary the temperature gauge needle drops down.

    Local electricians call it "automatic" fuel gauge. It is not "always on". When the ignition is switched off, the fuel gauge circuit is also switched off but it retains the reading, and does not let the needle fall to zero. Evidence: If you disconnect the battery, the fuel needle still doesn't fall down, whereas it should have were the circuit energized 24x7.

    One advantage of this is on bumpy roads, the fuel needle doesn't keep bouncing with the pitch and roll of vehicle. Also, you must have noted that needle of such cars with such arrangement takes a lot of time (2-3 minutes) to show full tank after refueling. This is because the needle moves gradually to compensate for bumpy roads, otherwise it would keep dancing and you wouldn't get a good idea of the actual fuel quantity.

    AFAIK fuel gauge is a stepper/servo motor with no return spring. Installing a return spring would increase manufacturing cost while introducing a disadvantage (see above paragraph). Whereas temperature gauge is a simple potentiometer (could somebody confirm this?).

    EDIT: In olden days maybe they sold vehicles with fuel gauges which returned to zero when parked because stealing of fuel was a big problem. And thieves would get an idea of fuel quantity just by peering through the window.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ahsanzs View Post
    Most of the new cars' (new means past 25 years or so) fuel gauge does not drop to zero when you switch off the ignition. On the contrary the temperature gauge needle drops down.

    Local electricians call it "automatic" fuel gauge. It is not "always on". When the ignition is switched off, the fuel gauge circuit is also switched off but it retains the reading, and does not let the needle fall to zero. Evidence: If you disconnect the battery, the fuel needle still doesn't fall down, whereas it should have were the circuit energized 24x7.

    One advantage of this is on bumpy roads, the fuel needle doesn't keep bouncing with the pitch and roll of vehicle. Also, you must have noted that needle of such cars with such arrangement takes a lot of time (2-3 minutes) to show full tank after refueling. This is because the needle moves gradually to compensate for bumpy roads, otherwise it would keep dancing and you wouldn't get a good idea of the actual fuel quantity.

    AFAIK fuel gauge is a stepper/servo motor with no return spring. Installing a return spring would increase manufacturing cost while introducing a disadvantage (see above paragraph). Whereas temperature gauge is a simple potentiometer (could somebody confirm this?).

    EDIT: In olden days maybe they sold vehicles with fuel gauges which returned to zero when parked because stealing of fuel was a big problem. And thieves would get an idea of fuel quantity just by peering through the window.
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    @racerali

    Yes, This sound good. As a Engineer, I need satisfaction and so from this forum I need this one.

    Apart from the topic I have one query:

    I called today Honda Classic I-10/3 for wheel alignment and adjustment/balancing, They said that they don't have this facility and you have to do from outside.

    Bro can you tell me from where you done wheel alignment and adjustment/balancing for your honda and how much cost of whole process from honda dealership?

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    The cost of wheel alignment is 200rs
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    Quote Originally Posted by galant1 View Post
    @racerali

    Yes, This sound good. As a Engineer, I need satisfaction and so from this forum I need this one.

    Apart from the topic I have one query:

    I called today Honda Classic I-10/3 for wheel alignment and adjustment/balancing, They said that they don't have this facility and you have to do from outside.

    Bro can you tell me from where you done wheel alignment and adjustment/balancing for your honda and how much cost of whole process from honda dealership?
    Bro i done from Honda center rawalpindi
    http://www.hondacentre.com.pk/
    http://www.hondacentre.com.pk/contact/
    they charge 2500rs for wheel alignment with infrared equipment
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