Fuel Gauge Will Not Read "Full" Due to Sending Unit Fault on Honda Accord

Problem Description and Possible Solution

On certain models the fuel gauge will not read full due to excessive resistance in the sending unit. Replacing the sending unit in the fuel tank will commonly repair this issue.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 149,628 (40,000–280,000)
5 model years affected: 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, more2008
15 people reported this problem
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I bought my Honda new, its been a few years since the LEDs on the cluster dash, and actually just the fuel gauge, starting acting up and then failing. The fuel gauge, when full, is completely out, but will light up as the tank empties, and sometimes when I run over a bump, it switches. There are two single LEDs that just do not light up anymore at all

In fact, the LEDs on the factory CD player/Radio also started "bleeding" about the same time. I have a circular area of completely blackened LEDs in the middle of the radio display that eliminate being able to read about 18% of it. It was a slow build that started with a speckling all over the display, then in the center it became focused, dense and grew. It "seems" to have slopped, but it still is kind of an expensive annoyance, so I've not bothered with it.