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Old 06-12-2019, 10:47 AM   #1
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My gauges are telling me... something



Hint: the engine isn't running

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Old 06-12-2019, 11:00 AM   #2
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Well with negative 30 gallons in the tank, no wonder it's not running.

That certainly is strange, I'm curious to see what the outcome is.


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Old 06-12-2019, 11:21 AM   #3
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Engine off key on? Might be a ground issue.
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Sorry, I only shared this as a bit of a game/puzzle - just in case anyone has also seen this before

The issue was a low-voltage starter battery, drained by leaving the radio on in house battery position for too long while camping. To make it more curious, the dash was making a tick-tick-tick sound like a clock.

Not to worry. Everything worked just fine again once I used the house battery to start the van.

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Sorry, I only shared this as a bit of a game/puzzle - just in case anyone has also seen this before

The issue was a low-voltage starter battery, drained by leaving the radio on in house battery position for too long while camping. To make it more curious, the dash was making a tick-tick-tick sound like a clock.

Not to worry. Everything worked just fine again once I used the house battery to start the van.

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That's a weird one, it's almost as though the dead battery reversed polarity, and made the gauges invert reading... wierd
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Old 06-12-2019, 09:42 PM   #6
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Whoa, Id have called a priest. Glad you got it worked out.
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Old 06-14-2019, 04:25 AM   #7
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I'm guessing this was an E-Series----what year?
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Old 06-22-2019, 10:46 AM   #8
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I bet your door locks were possessed too! That house battery switch is the Achilles Heel of the electrical system.
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