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    My fuel gauge is not reading right. I want to get access to the fuel sender in the fuel tank and inspect it because I think it's what's causing the problem. How do I remove the panel of floor covering the fuel tank? I can see the carpet is cut around it, but how to I pull it off? I do not want to rip up the carpet just so I can see where the screws are. This is on a 2004 Tige 20v Switch.

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    #2
    Remove the back fiber glass. there should be a screw in each corner there might be a couple in the front corners as well. Depending if it has been removed before.

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      #3
      Thank you. If there are screws in the front corners, would they be on the surface just under the carpet? Any tricks to finding them without having to peel back the brand new carpet I just had put in?

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        #4
        There may not be any up there. I think most people don't put them back in as they are really not needed if you have them in the back to answer your question they screw in at a angle and you should have been able to see them when you re-carpeted . My question is how did you do that without pulling it up the first time? I thought you would need the rap to keep things flush. With that said you might have to redo it any way. once you pull it up.
        what is wrong with the gas gauge? stuck on full? stuck on empty?

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          #5
          I paid someone to recarpet so I never saw it.

          It's pretty much stuck on 3/4, it did go down some, like just above 1/2 after I burned 21 gallons out of 38. It never goes to full.

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            #6
            Haha, I am almost a little bit embarrassed I even asked the question. That was about the easiest thing in the world I have ever done. It wasn't even screwed down. Now I just need to figure out why the fuel sender is stuck.
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              #7
              Mine is the same except it will go to full. doesn't move untill I am -21 Gallons and first reading is 1/2 -30 is a 1/4. never been below that.

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                #8
                kinda funny the 3 I have removed were all screwed in the back only one in the front. 2002. you defiantly have pulled way more than me chpthril for the win. LOL

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                  #9
                  I'm in a similar situation with 2001 21i, I think the red circle I drew is where the sender might be, but if that's right, how do you get to it?

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                    #10
                    Anyone know the sending unit model?
                    Build thread: http://www.tigeowners.com/forum/showthread.php?14787-Duffy-s-2005-24v-wakesurfing-mod-thread&highlight=duffys+24v

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                      #11
                      duffymahoney if you Google Universal marine sender there are lots out there and you just trim the float arm to length. Mueller also makes really nice senders that will work. You just need to know the length you will need.

                      lowrider just cut a small + in the carpet over the sender and pull it out.

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                        #12
                        duffymahoney having issues editing, Moeller....not Mueller

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                          #13
                          freeheel4life Thanks. You mention cutting a + in carpet, but there is also a wooden board underneath the carpet. Shall I cut a hole in that too and hope the sensor is there?

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                            #14
                            lowrider hmmmm.....I've never encountered a board before. In my experience when the sender is buried under carpet you can feel the top of the sender and its 2 wires just under the carpet.

                            I'd pull the piece of floor between the engine hatch and that bulkhead and stick my head down in there and see if I could confirm the sender is under the board you are feeling. If it is then you know the carpet youre gonna have to cut to get to it

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