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    Default ID 19 volt metre/temp gauge conversion

    Hi all
    Whilst I have my instrument cluster out of my 69 Transition dash ID I was wondering if I could rewire the volt meter into a temp gauge. Logic being that a temp gauge way more vital than a voltage gauge. Esp as there is a battery/charging warning light anyway. I know it has been done on later clusters using a fuel gauge, I guess it comes down to the required resistance of the instrument to match the sender and the resistance of my old school voltage/charge instrument. I am aware I'll need to get the sender as well but first things first.
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    Sooo. Assuming the fuel tank senders between earlier and late dash models are the same and thus the fuel gauge resistance would be similar too.... I decided to measure across my fuel gauge and volt metre. I achieved a reliable 136 ohms across the volt metre and 147 across the fuel gauge. About a 7% difference. Given the overall vagueness of the readings gauges anyway I think 7%out is probably doable. May even be able to smooth out the result with a 10ohm resistor. Anyway. All just thoughts. Am I spitting into the wind with my logic. ?🙃

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    So, you have a voltmeter in the place of the temp gauge?
    Consider that CitroŽn-Andrť sells a NOS/OEM one for some Ä60.



    Having considered that :-), converting the voltmeter is probably doable.
    Personally I would get a sender, a 12V supply and a pot of hot water to experiment with it.

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    That is a picture of what I currently have. I am actually assuming it's a volt meter. Are you telling me it's already a temp gauge ?

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    Ok. So I checked the link. Well there you go. It's already a temp gauge. Guess that's why I have a volt warning light !!!

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    And thanks for the Citroen Andre link. Look like they have some useful bits n pieces

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    Yeah, the trouble with Citroen Andre Pol is getting them to find the parts and then getting them to send them to the other end of the world. Grrrrrr.

    Cheers, Ken

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