I have an '04 LeSabre custom. The gas gage is housed in the instrument cluster along with the speedometer and a separate temp gage. The fuel gage is at o'clock TOP of about a 4" circle by itself. Empty is at 10:00 o'clock and full is at about 2:00 o'clock. For the last three FILLups, the pointer has gone way past full to point anywhere from 6:00 to 9:00 o'clock. When it gets low, it does seem to indicate near-empty as it should. I can live with it by setting the trip odo have access meter to zero, and filling at the. 400 mile mark, but the wife is bugged.
Is the problem in the gage as I suspect?
I have access to a complete cluster from a similar car, but it's a Limited with a tach and extra buttons for fuel economy and actual gage readings like temp and oil pressure. Can this cluster be directly plugged into my lower priced car? Is the total mileage displayed held within the cluster, or in the car's "brain "? I really don't want to disclose MORE miles than the car really has, 127k versus 167k on the used cluster.
Thanks for your input.