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Old 07-05-2009, 11:24 PM   #1
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Check oil light came on

My engine oil light came on, on the overhead cluster. I got out immediately to check the level of the oil and it was fine. The oil light in the gauge cluster remained off the entire time. Any ideas?



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Old 07-06-2009, 12:43 AM   #2
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maybe your oil pressure switch is gone, i had the same problem and i'ved replaced mine last week..
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Old 07-06-2009, 01:47 PM   #3
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overhead check panel light is supposed to come on when the oil level is 1L low.

could just be a malfunctioning level sender, it happens every so often.
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Old 07-10-2009, 07:54 PM   #4
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mine does that when ever i go over a certian speed limit or slamm on the breaks and the coolant one goes out too. but the fluids are all fine.
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Old 07-11-2009, 04:24 AM   #5
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Check oil again when cold, if little below line add 1/2L and see if light goes out.
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Old 07-11-2009, 02:22 PM   #6
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That light can be sensitive; it's like a 'first warning' light. Agree with juzer, check when cold, top up.
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Old 07-23-2009, 01:49 PM   #7
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I had that happen in my ix. Turned out to be where the sensor plugs into the harness, it had come unplugged. I plugged it back in and all is fine again. Look for a wire harness coming out of the oil pan.
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