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Oil sensor buzer/light will not shut off 96 cabiro VW

My oil sensor light will not shut off. I have replaced the oil sensor and it still buzzes. My auto guy said it may be the oil pump. Or it is an electrical problem. Also, my speep sensor is out. My dash instruments go off from time to time.



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I had the exact same problem with my '96 Cabrio, it was a cylinder that was stuck open slightly allowing oil to go from the engine to the pan that made the sensor think there was something much worse wrong with the engine. They were able to fix it. That noise the oil light makes is very loud.

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I am not certain, but, most vw's have 2 oil pressure sensors. One is on the head, one down near the oil filter. Maybe the other one is bad..Auto zone or NAPA could tell you if yours has two (2)..

My daughter's '87 jetta DID HAVE the oil pump fail (at ++200,000 miles), it was easy to change, about $150 and 2 hrs and a pair of ramps. Had the oil pump out and in my hand in about 40 minutes.

Sounds like you could just have electrical gremlins under the dash. Have someone (or you) actually put a pressure guage on the oil pressure connection to look for pressure, don't burn up your engine.

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