1.4 Hdi 16V 2003 Fuel gauge stopped working

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My Name: eddy dar

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Model: C3 2002-2005, Original shape model
Year: 2003 (03)
Engine Size: 1.4 (16v)
Fuel Type: Diesel
Mileage: 110000
Trim Level: Exclusive
Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
DPF: No
LHD or RHD: RHD (UK)
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Hi,

I had to fill up with my engine running as battery was low.

The gauge had the last bar & orange light showing. I put £15.00 of diesel in & when i came back to the car it was still showing the same. It always worked fine prior to this.

I've have tried the following to no avail, switched the car off and left it for a hour, then overnight. Disconnected the battery for 1 min. Banged bottom of tank, put another £5.00 .

Only thing its done after a 25 miles run is go down to the orange light only (no bars showing - never ever had this before)

Any ideas.
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My Name: C3driver52

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Model: C3 2002-2005, Original shape model
Year: 2003 (03)
Engine Size: 1.4 i
Fuel Type: Petrol
Mileage: 79984
Trim Level: VTR+
Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
DPF: No
LHD or RHD: RHD (UK)
Engine name: TU3 (75 PS)
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eddy dar wrote: Thu Mar 07, 2019 3:34 pm Hi,

I had to fill up with my engine running as battery was low.

The gauge had the last bar & orange light showing. I put £15.00 of diesel in & when i came back to the car it was still showing the same. It always worked fine prior to this.

I've have tried the following to no avail, switched the car off and left it for a hour, then overnight. Disconnected the battery for 1 min. Banged bottom of tank, put another £5.00 .

Only thing its done after a 25 miles run is go down to the orange light only (no bars showing - never ever had this before)

Any ideas.
Hi eddy dar

When I have had fuel gauge problems the solution has been to fill it up to the brim. The gauge then sprang back into life.

You have probably upset the computer by filling the tank while the engine was running? :lol:

Oh, and get a new battery before that gives you all sorts of problems ;)



A C3 Fuel Gauge showing all the bars and the orange light
Citroen C3 fuel gauge
Citroen C3 fuel gauge
My Name: eddy dar

Contributor
Posts: 24
Joined: Mon Mar 02, 2015 3:48 pm
Model: C3 2002-2005, Original shape model
Year: 2003 (03)
Engine Size: 1.4 (16v)
Fuel Type: Diesel
Mileage: 110000
Trim Level: Exclusive
Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
DPF: No
LHD or RHD: RHD (UK)
Been thanked: 1 time

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Topped it to the brim & it now shows a full tank. - RESULT !

Thanks.
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