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How to Install a Fuel Gauge on a 1967 Chevrolet Camaro

Restoring a classic carcan be an involved, ongoing process. While the bigger things such as engine rebuilds, body work and suspension upgrades garner most of the headlines, the little things that need replacement often outnumber the big projects. For a first-generation 1967 Camaro, replacing OEM gauges can be time consuming. For the most part, installing a replacement fuel gauge requires only a screwdriver and a measure of patience.

Tools Used: Flat head screwdriver, Philips head screwdriver

Install a Fuel Gauge

Remove instrument panel bezel cover by unfastening the screws located around the perimeter of the bezel.

Unfasten the retaining bolt holding the current fuel gauge in place. For the standard and the RS Camaro models, the fuel gauge will be a standalone instrument. Set the retaining screw aside.

Remove the existing fuel gauge. Disconnect the mechanical input assembly from back of the gauge and pull it away from the instrument cluster. Install the mechanical input assembly into the new fuel gauge, and place it in the cluster. For SS models, the fuel gauge will be part of a four-gauge assembly. Remove the assembly, and carefully disconnect the mechanical input assembly from the back of the fuel gauge section. Reinsert the four-gauge assembly into place in the instrument cluster. Attach the mechanical input assembly into the new fuel gauge, and mount the gauge elsewhere on your dashboard.

Replace the instrument panel bezel cover. Turn the ignition on and ensure that the gauge works properly.

Tips & Warnings

For SS models of the Camaro, it may be prudent to replace all four gauges in the four-gauge cluster: fuel, oil pressure, water temperature and voltmeter.

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