September 15, 2020
THE FIX OF THE WEEK SEPTEMBER 15TH, 2020
Every week, we review new fixes submitted by our Direct-Hit users and pick our favorite “Fix of The Week.” These are confirmed, experience-based fixes directly from technicians and shops. You can find this and more than 3.5 million other confirmed fixes in Direct-Hit with a 14-day free trial. This week, our favorite fix is for a 2017 Toyota RAV 4 with a sending unit wire issue.
2017 Toyota RAV 4 LE 2.5L
The fuel gauge reads full every time the vehicle is turned on. DTC’s B1500
After hearing the complaint, I installed the compatible scan tool and used the output test function of the fuel gauge to confirm it was operating properly. Because it was responding correctly, I anticipated there was a potential sending-unit issue. I lowered the fuel tank to inspect the sending-unit wiring and main harness for damage. I found a rodent nest around the wiring, and the green and yellow sending unit wires near the middle of the tank were touching. I replaced the exposed section of the wiring harness, erased the DTC’s and swept the fuel gauge. Following this fix, the fuel gauge read properly.
Repaired wiring harness section to sending unit on top of the fuel tank.
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