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Fuel level buffer control module on a 97 jimmy 4x4 seems to be the culprit for gauge fluttering.
Im having a terrible time finding help cuz my 97 jimmy doesn't look like a 97 jimmy.
Ive done my best on this build, and now the part in question is discontinued. ugh. Please advise on new part location.
Part number is 12135193.
Fuel level control module.
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Is that part of the gauge cluster? You may have to find a used cluster at a junkyard.

That board doesn’t look especially complicated, there may be a cracked solder joint causing your problem. It can be touched up with a soldering iron.

If you want to check, get a strong magnifier and look at the solder joints. They usually show up as a radial crack all the way around the lead of the component. Here’s an example,

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I believe what you are referring to is the Fuel Gauge buffer. It was only on the 97 S-series vehicles to reduce fluctuation in the gas gauge from things like turn signals. They never worked. I tried both new and used ones on my 97 Blazer to no avail. Still have a couple in my misc. junk desk drawer. PM me if you're interested in some useless parts. If you're using a 97 wiring system the gauge is just gonna wiggle when the turn signals are on. GM cured it in 98 by completely rewiring the entire truck.
 

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Yep, fuel level buffer control modular, 97 only..
I didnt see that coming when choosing that vehicle as my donor project.
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97 4x4 jimmy inside and chassis
Ive exhausted all my resources and paid a man to bring his snapon laptop, he condemned my midule, and its not available, discontinued at gm dealers too
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I used a 95 and 97
too bad you didnt enquire first which S10s to stay away from for your swap.
you woulve been told 94/5/6/7 arent good donors for what you are doing.
either way, your build is pretty cool looking, really like what you have made.
 

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I believe what you are referring to is the Fuel Gauge buffer. It was only on the 97 S-series vehicles to reduce fluctuation in the gas gauge from things like turn signals. They never worked. I tried both new and used ones on my 97 Blazer to no avail. Still have a couple in my misc. junk desk drawer. PM me if you're interested in some useless parts. If you're using a 97 wiring system the gauge is just gonna wiggle when the turn signals are on. GM cured it in 98 by completely rewiring the entire truck.
I'll gladly buy a module from u
I believe what you are referring to is the Fuel Gauge buffer. It was only on the 97 S-series vehicles to reduce fluctuation in the gas gauge from things like turn signals. They never worked. I tried both new and used ones on my 97 Blazer to no avail. Still have a couple in my misc. junk desk drawer. PM me if you're interested in some useless parts. If you're using a 97 wiring system the gauge is just gonna wiggle when the turn signals are on. GM cured it in 98 by completely rewiring the entire truck.
I'll buy 1 from you
Full size pics please...
I used a 95 s10 2dr for the plastic and seats, etc.
Dash and all frame harnesses are from the 97 4x4 View attachment 371236 View attachment 371237 View attachment 371238
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too bad you didnt enquire first which S10s to stay away from for your swap.
you woulve been told 94/5/6/7 arent good donors for what you are doing.
either way, your build is pretty cool looking, really like what you have made.
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too bad you didnt enquire first which S10s to stay away from for your swap.
you woulve been told 94/5/6/7 arent good donors for what you are doing.
either way, your build is pretty cool looking, really like what you have made.
Ive built a couple older s10 blazers, v8 swaps, 84, 85,
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but wanted sumpin diff this time.
My 85, 350/350hp.
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PM me if you're serious about wanting one. Just be advised they didn't do me any good, so there's no guarantee they'll fix your problem. I fix my Blazer by selling it.
 
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