Why is my gas gauge not working on my TaoTao scooter?

by JimBo

I bought a TaoTao 50cc scooter. I have put less than 500 miles on it and only topped off the gas tank a few times. My gas gauge stopped working the other day. It was on about half a tank and when I started it after work to go home it went up to the E and stopped.

Any idea what might be wrong or how I can fix it?

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Sep 11, 2021
Gas gauge not working. Replaced the float. NEW
by: Linda

My gas gauge in my Chinese scooter 150cc quit working. I replace the float and the gauge still says empty. I plugged in the harness but no way of knowing if the wires are bad because it is connected to the main plug. How do I fix this.

Jun 02, 2020
my gas gauge has short in it
by: Anonymous

I too have bought a tao scooter and when I hit a bump the gas gauge and rpm quit

Mar 16, 2017
gas gage bounces NEW
by: Anonymous

I have a 2015 tao tao & my gas gage bounces all over the place. I've checked the float & that works fine, changed the fuse but it still bounces, could it be the cdi module or another issue? HELP

Sep 03, 2015
almost everything is not working NEW
by: andyrooney

I have a 150cc taotao. I know my rectifier is bad but can it also take out my gauge cluster too. I have no headlight, turn signals, daytime running light and can barely see the brake light I know rectifier is bad but can it take out the gauges also?

Apr 25, 2013
Tao Tao 50 Gas Gauge only reads Full NEW
by: GoingProp6300

Hi. Thanks in advance for any help.

Right now, at 130 miles in, my gas gauge only reads as being full (stuck on full).
When I first got it, it was the same thing. During a day with a load of wind, the bike fell to the ground and the gas gauge started working. After I filled it up again, the gas gauge was stuck on empty.
The dealer who I purchased it from took it to his mechanic, and fixed a broken censor. Now the gas gauge is back to only reading full.

Is there anything I can do myself to make it read accurately, before calling up the dealer again?
Thank you.

Oct 31, 2011
I'm a scooter mechanic
by: Cody

It wouldn't most likely be that the fuse has blown, but if it has then obviously replace it. If its fine then get to your gas tank. You should only have to take of the 4 bolts and one screw to take of the seat. You should see your gas tank and a circularish thing with a wire hooked to it (this is your gas gauge). undo it by spinning it off, might have to take a flat head screw driver and a hammer to beat it off. take it out and if the bobber isn't split and everything looks fine then look at the gauge itself. turn your scooter on, don't have to start it, and push the two pieces of the gauge together and slide it around if you see the gauge on the cluster (peace on the handlebars) moving then it's a cheap fix. take the ring off the side of the gauge wither the bobber bar goes through the gauge and take the bobber bar out. The little metal peace should come off with it. On the inside of that peace there should be little metal indicators that slide on the gauge itself. just bend those back so that the connection is made again and put it all back together. If that didn't work then you might want to try a new gauge itself. If that doesn't work then it's best to turn it over to a scooter shop because it's something electrical and you need somebody that know electrical circuits well to know how to fix the problem and find the loose wire or broken wire. Don't be amazed if its written up for an hour or maybe even up to 5 or 6 hours worth of labor trying to find the fault. Hope i helped tho (:

Aug 31, 2011
by: Loosegrit

The gas guage on these imports are very poor quality and I would never depend on them working or not. I never leave home without spare gas under the seat in a approved container. Pushing your scooter take all the fun out.

Aug 19, 2011
Gas Gauge
by: Anonymous

I had a different problem but may have an answer for you. There is a fuse hooked to the positive node on your body. Red cord. It might be that fuse is burned out. On mine it operates the gas gauge and headlights, etc. I have a Tao 50 T3. May for at least one or two of you commenting it could be that fuse.

Aug 18, 2011
Tao Tao
by: Khristian j

The same thing happened to me on my 2011 Tao Tao but after a few messing with wires and playing with the battery I found out when the gas gauge drops for no apparent reason it most likely is because the battery is going dead storage that's what was wrong with mine.try charging the battery

Jul 23, 2011
gas gauge not working
by: John

I had the same problem mine was the float actually split in half and fell off float line so check that. if not sorry i couldnt help

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