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1955 Corvette: Service Bulletin: New Gasoline Gauge

Subject:  New Gasoline Gauge Dash Unit
Model and Year: 1955 Passenger Cars
Source: Chevrolet Service Bulletin
Bulletin No: DR-195
Section:  XII
Date: February 8, 1955

To:  All Chevrolet Dealers:

In cases where the Gasoline Gauge in the instrument cluster reads 3/4 full when the tank is completely full it may be the result of a change in calibration of the gauge due to a feed back through the ignition switch.

A new Gauge which is unaffected by the above condition went into production about 1-14-55, and is now available in Parts Stock.


Description:  Gas Gauge Dash Unit
New Part No:  1518407
Old Part No:  1518152

All of the early type gauges in Parts Stock are being returned to the source for correction.

As a means of identification, both coils on the early gauge are red.  The Left Hand Coil on the new gauge is green.

E.L. Harrig
Manager, Service and Mechanical Department

General Motors bulletins are intended for use by professional technicians, not a "do-it-yourselfer". They are written to inform those technicians of conditions that may occur on some vehicles, or to provide information that could assist in the proper service of a vehicle. Properly trained technicians have the equipment, tools, safety instructions and know-how to do a job properly and safely. If a condition is described, do not assume that the bulletin applies to your vehicle, or that your vehicle will have that condition. See a General Motors dealer servicing your brand of General Motors vehicle for information on whether your vehicle may benefit from the information.

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