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Oil Low warning not going out.

Discussion in 'A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)' started by Chriscooke, Apr 3, 2012.

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    The oil warning light on my QTS has come on. I checked the oil level which did look a little low so I have topped it up.

    The problem being the light hasn't gone out. Do I have to reset this somehow or should it do it automatically?

    I've noticed that the dipstick top mount has also become brittle and broken. I doubt this is related though :(
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    what colour light is it?

    If its the level one, you'll need a new sender, it resides in the sump and requires the sump to be empty
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    It's yellow and has "min" on it iirc. Sounds like a pain in the ass to sort :( Is it a sump off job or does the sender simply screw in to the side of the sump?
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    It bolts in the bottom.
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    Ahh thats not so bad then. Thank you :)
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    Would VAGCOM pick up if the sensor has failed?
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    unlikely.
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    Thanks guys :)
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    if that doesnt fix it, check the plugs where the engine loom goes into the car, under the ecu box cover on the o/s of the plenum chamber. the're at the back, for signs of corroded terminals/high resistance.
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    happened to me 2 days ago mate, again mines seemed a little low, topped it up. mines never went out untill after 50 miles of driving. maybe give it a little time to see.....
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    Cheers guys :) It'll be a while before I replace the sensor as I have spent enough on it this month already and my other car is taking priority at the moment.

    Hopefully mine does the same idoshiv2 :)
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    Hi All, what true level should this come on? Also, it's not mentioned at all in the manual, slightly odd.

    Thanks everyone,

    Ash
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    Dunno, but i've had main fairly low on the dipstick with no warning.

    I'd imagine it'll come on once it drops below "min" on the dipstick, which is about a litre short.
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    also the bonnet switch has to be working to reset it
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    Think that works as when I open it and shut it it clears the warning, just with full oil or near as damn it lol... From what I understand from the manual, the top of criss cross section in't max?
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    Didnt know about the bonnet switch thing, my bonnet switch is missing, so its good to know if the light ever does come on!
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