Regal V6-3.8L VIN K (1997)
PROM - Programmable Read Only Memory: Customer Interest
Instruments - Fuel Gauge Inaccurate/Fluctuates
File In Section: 06 - Engine/Propulsion System
Bulletin No.: 99-06-03-007C
Date: April, 2001
Fuel Gauge Inaccurate/Fluctuates, Premature Low Fuel Chime (Exchange Instrument Panel Cluster, Replace Fuel Level Sensor, Reprogram EEPROM)
1997-99 Buick Century, Regal
1997-99 Chevrolet Lumina, Monte Carlo
1998-99 Oldsmobile Intrigue
1997-99 Pontiac Grand Prix
This bulletin is being revised due to part number changes and deletion of the parts table. Refer to the parts information catalog for the correct part
number. Please discard Corporate Bulletin Number 99-06-03-007B (Section 06 - Engine).
Some customers may comment on the following conditions:
The fuel gauge reads incorrectly.
The low fuel chime sounds prematurely. For example the chime may sound when 19-22 L (5-6 gallons) of fuel remains in the tank.
The fuel gauge may fluctuate from full to empty and then back to full after a fill up and a hot soak.
These conditions may be caused by several factors which are vehicle specific:
Fuel contamination to the resistor board (sender card) of the fuel level sensor in the fuel tank.
Calibration changes within the EEPROM of the PCM.
Software revisions to the I/P cluster.
Each of these factors affect the accuracy of the fuel gauge and/or the low fuel warning system.
1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue vehicles built prior to May 7, 1998.
Request an exchange I/P cluster from the A-C Delco(R) Service Center. This cluster must contain the software modifications in Delco Electronics
Bulletin # 98 IDPD07ISA.
Installing this new cluster will result in the elimination of the low fuel chime.
You must advise the customer about the elimination of the low fuel chime, as this is a change to the Owner's Manual information.
All 1997, 1998 and 1999 vehicles built prior to December 1, 1998.
In order to improve the accuracy of the fuel gauge, replace the fuel level sensor in the fuel tank. Refer to the procedure in the Engine Controls
sub-section of the Service Manual.
1998-99 Oldsmobile and Pontiac vehicles built prior to October 1, 1998.
Reprogram the EEPROM using any Techline CD numbered higher than CD # 21 for 1998 or the TIS 2000 # 12 CD or higher.