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Old 02-19-2012, 06:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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First timer, just bought 07 terracan auto 2.9. filled up to top on leaving garage yesterday but fuel gauge remained at empty with no warning light showing.
Any ideas on cause of this fault, could it just be a fuse, checked owners manual but limited information there.
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Old 02-19-2012, 08:15 PM   #2 (permalink)
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There is no specific fuse for the fuel gauge. There are some fuses for the instrument panel and for the fuel pump assembly.

If fuel gauge is not working, could be something like:

1) Fuel gauge sending unit is bad or disconnected (at fuel tank).

2) Fuel gauge needle is bad inside instrument cluster.

3) There is a broken cable or loose connection behind instrument cluster or at fuel tank sending unit.

If you just bought the vehicle, I would try to have this fixed by the previous owner, since it could be something very simple or a bit complicated and costly.

Let us know the outcome.
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Old 02-20-2012, 07:59 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks for your help. Will post information once rectified.
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Old 03-13-2012, 11:42 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Hi I have a similar issue that my fuel gauge only shows 3/4 when filled to the top. I have been told its a faulty fuel sender and is easy to replace. Question is where in the UK can I purchase one and do you you agree this could be the cause. Also would you know where the access panel is for this as my manuel doesn't say, on a web site they mentioned its under the back seat?

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Hi I have a similar issue that my fuel gauge only shows 3/4 when filled to the top. I have been told its a faulty fuel sender and is easy to replace. Question is where in the UK can I purchase one and do you you agree this could be the cause. Also would you know where the access panel is for this as my manuel doesn't say, on a web site they mentioned its under the back seat?

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Yes it is probable 99% that the sending unit is bad.

Also yes, you can access the fuel tank under the back seat. You will have to completely remove the back seat (just folding won't work) as well as the seat anchors and hinges. Under the carpeting there is a rectangular cover held by 4 phillips screws. Remove this and you will have access to the fuel tank neck where the sending unit goes.

Hope this helps.
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Thanks Robert will give an update on the proceedings.
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Hello everyone,

managed to get vehicle into dealership under warranty cover. So far the back seat has been removed to check the sender, this was deemed ok. A new fuel gauge was ordered but made no difference on fitting, so final conclusion after technicians discussed with Hyundai is to replace the entire controls cluster. Thankfully Hyundai have authorised this repair under warranty too, as dealership quoted 1800 for the part alone!!!
Hope this helps someone else in similar situation.
I will let you all know the final outcome. Cheers.
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All works completed. New controls cluster was fitted by dealer and fuel gauge fault now cured.
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All works completed. New controls cluster was fitted by dealer and fuel gauge fault now cured.
This may be a common problem as mine had the instrument cluster replaced under warranty for same problem. Andy
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Default 08 Santa Fe fule gauge problem

Hi everybody, another first timer here. I just read about other fuel gauge issues here and was wondering if the sender unit is located under the back seat in my o8 santa fe. Today after filling up the tank the gauge stayed on empty after restarting it, empty light and all. Twenty miles later I restarted it and it went up to a 1/8 full. Later in the day it made it up to 1/2 a tank. I got 80K miles on this car and am out of warrantee so if I can fix it my self I would like to. Any suggestions would be appreciated. I am pretty handy with tools. I pulled out the back seat a year ago and installed a wood box to hold my tools, so I have seen what's under their.
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