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Old 06-14-2018, 02:18 AM
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I looked everywhere on here to find this but couldn't. On a '76 gas tank sending unit, there's a tan (ohms) wire that goes to the tank from the gauge, and a pink(voltage) wire that also goes to the gauge. My simple question is this - Is there only one wire that goes to the sending unit in the tank? (ohms) wire probably. Thanks
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not much help here, but there was only the tan that ran from the dash, and an a short earth from the sender to the frame on my '72.

i replaced the then 43 yr old with a new piece years ago, as i thought the old wires resistance was affecting the fuel gauge reading.
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Old 06-14-2018, 04:22 PM
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this article from Wiilcox explains how everything works
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Yes one tan wire goes to the SU. The pink is power for the gauges and the ground is made up through chassis grounds etc....
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