So is the light independent from the needle? I've always thought yes, but I've run out of gas twice now with the needle showing 1/8 of a tank and no light. The first time I just thought it was me. Last night the car started bogging right next to a gas station so I limped it in and put some gas in it. Cranked up no issue. So both times now at 1/8 with no light I am out of gas.