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87 Nissan Pulsar, No Gas or Temperature Gauges
Q: I have an "87 Nissan Pulsar. My gas and temperature gauge aren't working from time to time; they decide to work but then drop off the charts and no response.......They have a mind of their own. Can you help with this problem. Thanks, frustrated

A: The gas and temperature gauge on your Nissan do not use battery voltage to operate. The gauges are powered by a voltage regulator. When the voltage regulator is failing the gauges will operate in the manner youíre describing. None of the other gauges or instruments will be effected by a failing regulator. The regulator for the gas and temperature gauge is located on the back of the instrument panel. The regulator is a snap to change, itís just the time it takes to get to it that costs. While you have the dash apart have the 15 or so old bulbs that light up the displays replaced. I donít know about you but it seems every time I work in an area like that the bulbs seem to fail a week later. either way a replacement voltage regulator should be the fix.

 
     
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