Temp gauge issues

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Hi
Hope somebody can help, I have recently purchased a 1998 Skoda pick up 1.6 petrol, it has had some modifications done including a new interior.
I have noticed my temp gauge does not move much over 70 deg. I have replaced the temp sensor and the thermostat checking for damage to the end cover housing but this has not improved the problem.

I am wondering if the dash panel has been replaced along with the rest of the interior and now the temp gauge is no longer paired with the reg number / temp sender.

Does anybody have any advise on how I can investigate my problem further? Makes me feel edgy driving around not knowing the true temp. The cooling fan does cut in and I noticed the gauge needle dropping slightly.

Many thanks
Nick
 

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You would need to get the part number off the back of the instruments.

Thanks for the reply, does this mean if I get the part number off the back you will be able to tell me if it's correct or will I have to ask a Skoda dealer?
 

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If you can get the the number I can tell you if the unit MAY be the correct one. The system the dealer uses for identifying parts to the car using the VIN (called FI suggestion) only started in around 1998 on the Golf 4 and even on the Audi A4 was not fully operational until 2002 ish and later for Skoda.
 

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I took a couple of photos of numbers on the instrument panel, Im sure its not the original as the surround is a different colour than the dash board.

Any help would be great. Does anybody know if there is a difference between the black sender with a blue ring and a black sender with a yellow ring ?
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If you can get the the number I can tell you if the unit MAY be the correct one. The system the dealer uses for identifying parts to the car using the VIN (called FI suggestion) only started in around 1998 on the Golf 4 and even on the Audi A4 was not fully operational until 2002 ish and later for Skoda.
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Not sure which is the part number
 

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Thanks for advise everybody, it's greatly appreciated.

I posted picture of various numbers from the back of the instrument panel yesterday morning but am still waiting for approval from the site moderator.

look forward to further help
 

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I was hoping there would be a VW type part number sticker on the back of the unit such as 6U2 919 033 G, which is what I think it should be and this is listed as sill being available but will probably go onto a factory backorder, the list price is £326.14. There is only one other unit listed but that is for the "FUN" model. Unusually for a VAG product, a lot of spares are listed for this car such as the temp gauge which is £30.31. According to my system, you car should have the sender with the blue identification ring from some manufacturers and the yellow one from others but Febi say blue and so do Hella.
 
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