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Question on fixing the temp gauge on 88 fiero....... by mnsportsguy1966
Started on: 03-12-2015 05:04 AM
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Can you guys help?....I have been using the wire switching instructions and had no
problem with the easy part of switching at the temp sensor....My question is do you
have to completely remove the complete gauge pod to get to the wires? Right now
I've got the whole pod loose of screws and bolts but not off as the wiring is still hooked
up in the back and don't seem to have room to even see what is what. Do I need to totally
disconnect the wire clusters? If so are there clips to help pop them off? Sorry I 'm stumped
could use some good detailed help....Thanks
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There is a tab your depress on each wiring clip then they pop right out, to remove the whole thing it is 3 total connectors, 2 on the back and 1 under the speedo
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Thanks for the info....did I actually have to remove the whole gauge cluster pod to do this job?
And how do I get the outer grey pod off of the gauge cluster. Are there more screws to remove?
sorry to ask all these questions but I've never done this...
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If you are talking about the back pod cover, there are three screws on the top, I believe two on the back and two under the bottom. You will just need to unhook the two large plugs on the back of the cluster and switch the wires. All can be done with the pod in the car.
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I just did this last week, and I found it much easier to go ahead and remove the pod. One reason is that you will likely have to "reset" your pointer on the gauge, and to do so you have to remove the clear glass front ( and to remove that, you have to remove the gauges from the shroud ( all come out the back). Radio Shack has closed near my house, so I found a convenient Resistor by using the Rheostat from the headlight switch module. The two outer connectors on the rheostat can be adjusted using the thumbwheel and a digital Volt Meter. Set it at 55 ohms, and then connect it between ground and the connector at the engine. Turn on the ignition ( all wires plugged back in) and the gauge should read 260. If it does, your good to go. If it is off a little, might just leave it. If it is off a lot, then gently pry the needle off the gauge, and then gently re-seat the needle in the correct position and press back on. I used a tool normally used for popping the door panel "christmas trees" to pop it off, but I hear a fork will work just as well. It's a very small metal post you are pressing on, so be very careful.

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is this a common problem with the 88's? my gauge pegs to one side
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For what it's worth, I added in some length of wire to each wire and that seemed to make the whole thing a bit easier. Use a couple different colors to keep them straight
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