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Billy, Trainer/Master tech.
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Fuel sender working but not showing up on dash board empty

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fuel sender working but not showing up on dash board empty light on all time
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: UK Car
Expert:  Billy replied 2 years ago.
Hello and Welcome! I'm Billy and i will assist you with your inquiry. Feel free to ask if any further info is needed.
My apologies for the delay, thank you for your patience.
I would start by resetting the BSI (body control module) as following:
Put the driver's window down, lift the bonnet and ensure all equipment is switched off.
Ensure all doors are closed and remove key from the ignition.
Wait for 3 minutes, disconnect the vehicle battery and wait 15 seconds.
Reconnect the vehicle battery, wait a further 10 seconds (do not open doors.).
Switch on the side lights through the driver's window.
Switch on the ignition and check system's functionality.
Hold lock button on key down for 10 seconds.
Remove key open & close door test central locking system.
Start the engine and complete the system's check.
Failure to follow this procedure could result in incorrect operation of many BSI related items.
Get back to me with the results, so we proceed as needed.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
thanks for your answer but this was one of the first things i tried [ i am not a full time car mechanic but am a plant fitter] so i retried what you reconmended no joy what know ?/
Expert:  Billy replied 2 years ago.
On this model, it is very likely that the instrument cluster itself is faulty causing this. However, we still need to confirm.
Would you be able to remove the cluster, at least to check the wiring connectors at its back, make sure you have tight and clean contacts?
And how did you confirm that the sender is working properly?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
the sender and wiring loom was checked through a volt meter all so the sender itself was tested in my sons 206 peugeot same year and was working correctly must point out [this is a new sender bought from a peugoet dealer . the reason it was renewed the old one got damaged when it was taken out of the tank because the tank had a rust hole and was dripping diesel and was renewed every thing was working until then every thing on the dash was working fine .
Expert:  Billy replied 2 years ago.
when the sender was replaced, the problem began (kindly correct me if i'm wrong).
in this case, i would start by connecting a diagnostics tools, and try to reset the instrument cluster.
Would you be able to do that?