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[*] posted on 9-6-2010 at 06:35 PM
Official "Low Fuel" Light Mod Write-Up


This is a write-up of how to wire up your "Low Fuel" light to work on your Paseo Gauge Cluster. I will try to add as much details about this mod as I can.

Things needed:
92-95 Toyota Paseo Fuel Pump Assembly
Wire
Your average assortment of Sockets and Wrenches
Phillips/Flat Head Screw Driver
Pliers

Step One-
Remove your Gauge Cluster


You will need undo 3 more Phillips screws to get the cluster out (One top center, 2 bottom left & right corners). You will also need to unclip the speedometer cable and the 2 cluster clips (one blue and one white)

Step Two-

For some strange reason my 91' Tercel had the “Low Fuel” light wire already installed in the blue clip. But it is going to go in the #1 pin of this blue clip.

Step Three-
I checked at the fuel pump to see if the clip had the "5th wire" for the low fuel light and it did not. So the next clip is under the dash.

Remove lower dash-

4- 10mm bolts (2 bottom corners, 1 top right, 1 slightly left of steering wheel) 1 Phillips screw just above the 10mm bolt to the left of the steering wheel

Step Four-

Remove front fuse panel (2 Phillips screws) to access the grey clip behind it.

Step Five-


This is the wire you’re looking for Yellow/Black Stripe

But this is where my luck stopped with factory run wire.

Step Six-
I actually had spare clips lying around so I re-pinned the other end of the clip with factory wire.


Step Seven-
Start running the wire down the kick panel and door sill with the factory wire.


Step Eight-
Re-install the lower dash and door sill. You should have 1 wire left to be running back to the fuel pump clip.


Step Nine-
Remove the back lower seat, Just pull up and it has two clips that will snap out. The fuel pump is right under the seat cushion and you should see a grey clip with 4 wires. You will notice the clip has 1 pin empty, which is the "Low Fuel" signal wire position.


Once again I had spare clips so I re-pinned this clip to run the wire back up to the wire I was running back from the dash.


Step Ten
Removing the fuel pump assembly-
Unclip the harness, and remove the 3 Phillips screws. Pop the rubber grommet around the wire harness out and remove the black plate cover.



Step Eleven
You will have 3 hoses (2 clamps, 1 compression fitting)
You will need to remove the two hose clamps with a pair of pliers. The compression fitting will require two wrenches 14mm and 19mm.

Once all three hoses are free, proceed to remove the 8 Phillips screws. Remove the assembly very slow as to not damage the float device. You will need to be a little creative with twist and turns to get the whole assembly out.

Step 12
Swapping Fuel Pumps-


Unclip the black 2 wire clip, use a set of pliers and remove the clip from the hose on top.

Re-install in reverse order on the Paseo assembly, rubber grommet on bottom, snap black clip on pump, and hose back on.




Now just put pump assembly back in, connect 3 hoses, tighten the 8 Phillips screws. Place black plate back over and tighten 3 Phillips screws. Clip the harness on to body harness, put seat cushion back on.

ALL DONE!! :thankyou:

[Edited on 9-6-2010 by SlammedSix]




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[*] posted on 9-6-2010 at 07:02 PM


Man if this would have been up about 6 hours earlier I'd have done it! At least the dash wiring now ! But I'am not pulling the dash out again anytime soon!

Oh well great write up, thanks guy!:thumbup:




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[*] posted on 9-6-2010 at 07:52 PM


Someone has already done one of these but it was on a 5th gen.
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[*] posted on 9-6-2010 at 08:46 PM


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Originally posted by poordude2151
Someone has already done one of these but it was on a 5th gen.

That is why I posted this in the 4th gen forum :naughty:

I read that one though




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[*] posted on 13-6-2010 at 04:04 AM


Wow, super write-up! Thank you!

From your view of where the low fuel sensor is, how much gas does it give you as a reserve? Or is this a drive till it lights, then drive till empty sort of thing so you know for sure?
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[*] posted on 13-6-2010 at 04:09 AM


I've personally driven 40-50mi on the light in the past, risky business though



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[*] posted on 13-6-2010 at 04:35 AM


It looks like you could slightly bend the sensor mounting post so the sensor is up a little higher. That might give you a bit more breathing room.

One time I tried to push it and see how far I could go on the light. Ran out of gas pulling into the station, and coasted up to the pump.
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[*] posted on 13-6-2010 at 07:06 AM


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Wow, super write-up! Thank you!

From your view of where the low fuel sensor is, how much gas does it give you as a reserve? Or is this a drive till it lights, then drive till empty sort of thing so you know for sure?

I remember reading about "Low Fuel" lights. If I remember correctly they are supposedly set up to give you 2 gallons of fuel as a "reserve" tank

I drove until my fuel light came on and I was at about 320 miles, When I filled up I put a tad over 10 gallons. Our gas tanks are suppose to be ~12 gallons




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[*] posted on 14-6-2010 at 07:41 AM


:thanx:
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[*] posted on 14-6-2010 at 12:44 PM


Nice write up. :thumbup:





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[*] posted on 15-6-2010 at 06:40 PM


Thanks for posting... that's a lot of work for a low fuel light, damn...




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[*] posted on 15-6-2010 at 08:14 PM


great how to slammedsix:thumbup:



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[*] posted on 21-10-2012 at 11:31 AM


Can you use the paseo fuel pump, or do you have to swap the tercel pump over?
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[*] posted on 21-10-2012 at 12:47 PM


You could use the paseo pump. This diy was just if you only had the housing and not the pump from the paseo.



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[*] posted on 21-10-2012 at 02:36 PM


Yes the Paseo Fuel pump has the sensor for the low fuel light; the Tecel one does not! If your doing the Cluster swap I would pre wire the dash and run the wires, you can change the pump later.

Not what I did myself!:dunce:

So now if I want the light I'd have to pull the dash again! Not gonna happen!

[Edited on 21-10-2012 by chip18sw]




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