[T3] Fuel Gauge Grounding Solution

Keith Park topnotch at nycap.rr.com
Thu Jan 26 18:00:39 PST 2023

Yes, a lot of folks like the quirky little "charm" of having both flash at
the same time.
I modded mine long before I fell in love with "charm"

BTW, the Notch is still stock, both blink at the same time...  I left the
Charm with that car anyways!


Topnotch Restorations
topnotch at nycap.rr.com
71 Squareback  “Hothe”
65 Notchback  “El Baja Rojo”
93 RX7  “Redstur”
13 Subaru Outback "Blendin"

-----Original Message-----
From: type3-vwtype3.org <type3-vwtype3.org-bounces at lists.vwtype3.org> On
Behalf Of Jim Adney
Sent: Thursday, January 26, 2023 8:36 PM
To: type3 at vwtype3.org
Subject: Re: [T3] Fuel Gauge Grounding Solution

On 26 Jan 2023 at 19:21, Keith Park wrote:

> Nice upgrade!  But can Jim also rewire the gauge base so only the 
> correct arrow flashes when Making a turn?  That might qualify for a 
> "something else".  I recall that was easy, but its been 35 Years since 
> I did mine so the details are lost to time.

The stock TS setup powers the dash indicators when the outside lamps are
out. This has a very small current leveling effect on the car's electrical
system. It would be fairly simple to hack into the bulb socket and wire each
dash indicator to be powered WITH its outside bulbs, but this worsens the
current draw pulses.

I thought about doing this, but discarded it as unnecessary and
counterproductive. After all, having the inside lights flash together is
something that VW did with all its aircooled cars. It's part of their charm.

Jim Adney, jadney at vwtype3.org
Madison, Wisconsin, USA

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